New Year’s Resolutions For 2015

New Year's ResolutionsWhat New Year’s Resolutions have you made for 2015? I thought it would be helpful to share with you my New Year’s Resolutions, just to get you thinking.

I always follow Chris Brogan‘s blogs, because for me he epitomises what it means to be a business owner. I especially love his philosophy of ‘3 Words’ The 3 words philosophy encapsulates the magic power of 3. Why? Firstly, because it is easy to remember 3 things every single day and secondly, being limited to 3 words means that each word has to count. Continue reading

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Accounts Resource is FreeAgent Friendly

freeagentFreeAgent has won over our hearts at Accounts Resource. We are now FreeAgent accredited and already some of our clients are up and running on FreeAgent. Continue reading

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What Is A Micro-Entity And What Does It Mean For Your Business?


A micro-entity is a business that meets at least two of the following conditions:

  • turnover must be not more than £632,000
  • the balance sheet total must be not more than £316,000
  • the average number of employees must be not more than 10

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Theo Paphitis Gives Accounts Resource A Twitter Boost

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Theo Paphitis, the TV Dragons’ Den star gave us a business boost this week.  I tweeted Theo about our business during ‘Small Business Sunday’. Also known as #SBS, it is an initiative set up by Theo Paphitis and runs weekly. Continue reading

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How To Renew Your Tax Credits If You Are Self Employed

Tax CreditsIf you claimed tax credits in the last tax year, now is the time of year that you will get your renewal pack.

You should get your renewal pack by 30 June. If you don’t receive it by the end of this month, call the Tax Credit Helpline. Continue reading

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What’s Your Value? Insanely Simple Time Tracking

toggl logoTime tracking – what’s the point? Your business success depends on how you spend your time and who you spend it with. Continue reading

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Do You Need A Business Coach?

Business CoachA coach? Isn’t that for other people? Don’t misunderstand me, I love talking about my business. And I love learning. Books, blogs, webinars, you name it. I am always looking out for ways to improve and grow Accounts Resource.

But is that enough?
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How To Harness The Domino Effect Of Habits

Domino EffectHabits definitely have a domino effect. Most noticeably bad habits. How is it that one bad habit leads to another? In my case it has been lack of exercise. Lack of exercise leads to lack of energy. Lack of energy leads to snacking. Snacking leads to lethargy, which leads to excuses not to exercise.  Before you know where you are, two months have passed. Two months of a sedentary lifestyle and plenty of snacking. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Go To Expert

The Go To ExpertThe Go To Expert is an excellent business book.  If you want to be known as an expert, this book is for you. It works well for people who sell their time for a living, but it can work for anyone who wants to be known as an expert.

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Would You Be Better Off On Flat Rate VAT?

Flat Rate VATThe Flat Rate VAT Scheme was designed to make life easier for small businesses. It’s great for businesses that have few expenses. It’s absolutely perfect for contractors who charge a day rate and only have travel expenses as costs.

Is your VAT taxable turnover less than £150,000? You may benefit by calculating your VAT payments as a percentage of your total VAT-inclusive turnover under the Flat Rate VAT Scheme. Continue reading

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