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Year-end- the time to take a client's financial temperature and reflect on what can be better...
Considering that professional services providers have traditionally charged an hourly rate, there are only two options, as I see it, to increase revenues – either they stop sleeping or they continually increase their hourly rate. The former is not a reasonable option, and the latter is hard because such incremental increases are bound to eventually alienate a large group of potential clients....
To improve the overall health of your business, you must make time for the ‘big picture’
Richard Cree and Helen Roxburgh speak to guests Emma Jones, of Enterprise Nation, and Bobby Lane, of Shelley Stock Hutter, about the different phases of a start-up
Are your prices right? It turns out the prices quoted by the company are not actually based on any sensible calculation of the costs involved in any particular job....
Many dream about starting their own business, but few have the courage, perseverance – or the appetite for the ﬁnancial risks involved to do it. Are you ready to take the plunge and open up a whole new world or highs and lows? Our guide to starting a business can help.
Blog article that introduces and provides access to Combating bribery in the SME sector, a new ACCA publication which deals with the global impact of bribery on the SME sector.
The next decade will see industries transition to a Cloud-enabled world where work can be accomplished anywhere, anytime. This will especially be true of the accounting profession, according to Intuit, as such tools as Cloud-connected smartphones and tablets will enable firms to provide clients with an "accountant in their pocket" at all times....
The CPA Ireland Business Tracker is a web application that automatically calculates financial ratios.
A series of webinars from a panel of experts providing unique insight to business owners. The short twenty minute presentations are free to access and cover a variety of topics including Cash Flow Management, Recruitment, Marketing, HR and Risk. CPA will continue to add to this resource in 2013.
Academics predicted the rise of a paperless society decades ago. We’re not there yet, but at least on the small-business front, we’re getting closer.
Are you thinking you need a new company website? Take a look at our 3 part series for the best advice
About the Program - Accountants pry into the inner workings of organisations. They identify risks and any matter requiring special attention. This refers to both those risks which directly involve an accountant's core business - the provision of financial information through annual accounts - and other issues....
In this, the third and final part in our series on finding and employing the right staff, we take stock after the interviews are all done.
The following guide breaks down the four most common types of "incubator" and offers tips on identifying which might be best for you.
Paul Bryant, managing director of Setup A Company lists the ten most common concerns facing entrepreneurs as they plan to start their business in the UK.
I am speaking from experience here a very positive experience. 5 months ago my firm decided our server was too slow and we were spending too much time updating our accounting systems with new updates. We have been encouraging clients for the last few years to jump in the cloud so why shouldn’t we? We needed to answer three things – cost (obvious), speed and security.
Cloud-hosted SaaS solutions open the doors to sophisticated tools that many, if not most, businesses could not have accessed in the past.
Keeping an eye on the future is essential for a small business. Here are some tips on how to target potential customers
Numerous metrics are pointing to the onset of a recovery in the UK economy and a general uptick in confidence amongst British businesses, though the fortunes of British SMEs looking to export remains unclear. A surge in UK businesses looking to take advantage of the weak Sterling and expand into new markets has not been forthcoming, highlighting the nervousness that remains amongst those contemplating the idea of tackling new geographies