Meetings are invaluable for turning ideas into plans of action and collaborating with others on projects, but have you ever wondered if you could be getting more out of them? We’ve all felt tired and uninterested during a meeting at some point, so perhaps it’s time to use that hour (or more) to your benefit. Whether you’re a note-taker or a listener (or an occasional doodler) we have the answer to make meetings more productive.
As an accountant you’re not short on choice when it comes to forming companies for your clients. However, there’s only one company incorporation service accredited by ICAEW; Company Formation MadeSimple. In this article we’re sharing seven reasons why forming and administering your limited companies with ICAEW’s preferred registration agent makes your life… simple. (And there’s more benefits to be had than just the price!). Continue reading →
Coding lessons were made compulsory in schools in 2014 – good news for our future generations. However, this means those of us who weren’t lucky enough to have it as part of our education is in danger of getting left behind. Little surprise then that the levels of people interested in learning to code are on the rise, as the older generations seek to swot up on the computer language in their own time.
With Summer drawing to a close and the Autumn darkness creeping in, it’s a transitional time of year where we’ve started swapping garden BBQs, flip flops and iced frappés for cozy jumpers, pumpkin spice lattes (sorry not sorry) and nights in front of The X Factor. Whilst the seasons may be changing, there’s no reason you or your business have to go into hibernation mode. Continue reading →
It’s often said that you should love what you do. Well, it’s safe to say that Anna Ward loves what she does – after all she gets to work with cake every day, and who doesn’t love cake?! Anna launched CakeDrop – a cake delivery service for offices – in July 2017 (still fresh!) and she certainly knows what it takes to get started. Here Anna talks to us about her inspiration for the delicious idea and how life has changed since launching. Enjoy…
Summer may be coming to an end but it’s not too late to take some well-earned time off if you haven’t already. Of course, as a business owner, if you do manage to get away it’s hard to switch off and there’s always the temptation to take work with you. With that in mind, here are 10 tips to help the business owner relax on holiday…
The Standard Industrial Classification code (or SIC code) is a code that outlines the industry that a UK limited company operates in – or is going to operate in. It used to be that SIC code information wasn’t required until a company filed a Confirmation Statement (then known as the Annual Return), however, it’s now required as part of the company formation process.Continue reading →
Just returned from a holiday? Going from tropical cocktails with mini umbrellas back to your commute and a regular umbrella can be tough. You may even question whether the holiday was a good idea in the first place. In this video we look at 6 tips to help you beat the post-holiday blues. Continue reading →
For a business looking to get the most out of office floorspace, an element of sharing can make perfect sense. After all, why pay to accommodate workstations that are empty for much of the time? But employees can sometimes be less enthusiastic, and the culture of possession (“This is my seat and my desk”) can be hard to shake off.
You want flexibility, but equally, you don’t want hotdesking and other forms of space sharing to turn your workforce into an army of disgruntled nomads. So here’s how your choice of office and working practices can prevent that from happening… Continue reading →
If you’re a small business owner it’s likely that you don’t take a break as often as you should.
CITY AM recently reported that half of the UK’s business owners take less than six days off a year, ‘with one in five taking no time off at all’. Whilst it’s easy to see why business owners are reticent to step away from their business for a week or so, it really can be beneficial in the long run when you consider the positive impact a holiday can have.
To inspire you to take a break, we thought we’d take a look at some famous entrepreneurs who recognise the importance of a holiday and where exactly they go! Enjoy…