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Family Business Insight 2017

On Friday 10 March 2017 at the inaugural Cumbria Family Business Awards the Armstrong Watson Family Business Insight 2017 was launched. A document which discusses the findings from the largest family business survey of its kind in the UK, it offers a ground-breaking...

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Xero in on your business

Following on from my last article where I wrote about the success of Team GB cycling I thought I’d take this opportunity to follow up on one of those success tips, the successful capture and use of data. In business the value of data can be the difference from...

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8 Ways to get Paid Faster

Convert your business to Xero Xero accounting software is a great tool to help you get paid faster, one of the biggest causes for customers taking time to pay is the delay in sending out invoices, most businesses will not pay without an invoice received, so it’s...

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5 Great add on applications to compliment Xero

It has been said that I am a bit of a fan of Xero accounting software, software that is really easy to use and helps business owners get back in control of their key financial data, and with that in mind I thought I’d raise the stakes a little and share five great add...

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5 Areas to Xero in on to Improve Business Performance

In a previous article I made reference to the British cycling team and the power of marginal gains, where lots of small incremental changes can make a significant difference to the performance of businesses; with this in mind I thought I’d share a good way to help use...

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Types of Funding

I hear a lot from my clients that if only they had more money available to them they could take their business to the next level. So this month I thought I’d share some ideas on what types of funding are available to smaller growing businesses. Why does the business...

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Pivot your way to business success

Pivot your way to business success I recently took part in a panel event held by Santander for the benefit of their customers and a question was raised – “If you do all the right things will a good business idea work out?” The answer was that it’s difficult to say as...

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Xero in on your business

Following on from my previous article where I wrote about the success of Team GB cycling I thought I’d take this opportunity to follow up on one of those success tips, the successful capture and use of data. In business the value of data can be the difference from...

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Filing 5 Tax Returns every year – Making Tax Digital

HMRC's initiative titled "Making Tax Digital" means that most businesses and landlords will be required to submit a quarterly tax return together with their usual annual tax return. Here's everything you need to know... Who is affected? Every business, landlord and...

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