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We blog for our clients every single week. Mostly, we edit their raw thoughts, sometimes we write original posts for them and, occasionally, recycle something popular. Here are the very latest blog posts we've published for them

Why are people turning to AI partners for romance and companionship?
Romantic AI Partners: A Privacy Nightmare Come True

Artificial intelligence has made its way into almost every aspect of our lives, from virtual assistants to self-driving cars ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.steffilewis.com

1st March, 2024



Financial literacy is crucial for personal wealth management. My workshops are helping many employees!
The Importance of Financial Literacy in Personal Wealth Management

As a financial advisor, I have seen firsthand the impact of financial literacy on personal wealth management ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

29th February, 2024



The ongoing Houthi attacks in the Red Sea are causing major disruptions and cost increases!
Red Sea Attacks Causing Delays and Cost Increases for UK Businesses

The Red Sea has long been a vital trade route for global commerce, connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

29th February, 2024



Seeking professional advice about basis period reform can save you time, money, and stress in the long run!
HMRC Targets The Unrepresented in Basis Period Reform

The UK tax system is complex and ever-changing, and in 2024, HMRC will introduce Basis Period Reform ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

28th February, 2024



At YourPCM, privacy and data security is our top priority!
YourPCM: Privacy And Data Security is Our Top Priority

At YourPCM, we understand the importance of protecting your data, and that is why we have made it our top priority ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

28th February, 2024



Referral marketing done well, is skilled and those that do it well make it look easy!
3 Ways To Get More Referrals From Your Network

Let's be honest, in most things we do, we cherry-pick. Whether that's good or bad depends on our definition of the term ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

28th February, 2024



Working in the flagship Dixons store at the Clarendon Centre in Oxford was the start of my career!
Riding The Crest Of The Wave - Part 1

It's November 1990 and I am a fresh-faced salesman working in the flagship Dixons store at the Clarendon Centre in Oxford ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

27th February, 2024



The potential applications for Sora are endless! We can't wait to build it into YourAI!
The Impact Of AI Video Creation With OpenAI's Sora

it's no surprise that AI is making its mark in various industries, and now it's coming to the world of video creation ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourai.uk

26th February, 2024



Be cautious when sharing personal information online, monitor your bank account and credit cards, and report anything suspicious!
Reinforcing the Prevention of Fraud In The UK

Fraud is a serious threat to both the UK economy and individuals alike, with a cost of over £6 billion per year ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

26th February, 2024



It is important to note that Xero will never ask you to share your Stripe login details or grant them access to your Stripe account!
Xero Has Updated Its Terms Of Service

Xero has updated their Terms of Use which will affect UK-based users as they're integrating more closely with Stripe ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

26th February, 2024



I'm going to be a busy little coder for the next few weeks, but I do love it!
Working Through The YourPCM Feature Request List

I've enjoyed spending time with YourAI, my new Artificial Intelligence playground, but it's time to focus on YourPCM again ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.steffilewis.com

23rd February, 2024



Remember, retirement is an opportunity for growth and exploration, so make the most of it!
Embracing Retirement with Financial Confidence

For many people, retirement is seen as the ultimate goal; the light at the end of the tunnel after years of hard work ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

22nd February, 2024



Stay informed and stay on top of your Capital Gains Tax obligations to avoid any issues with HMRC!
Disclosure of Capital Gains Tax Liability on Share Sales

Capital Gains Tax is applied to the profits made from selling assets such as property and shares. HMRC requires disclosure ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

22nd February, 2024



After a networking event, do you put those business cards into your CRM or forget all about them?
Our AI Business Card Scanner: A Revolution For Networkers!

Business cards are a big part of networking, but what happens after your networking event? Do you forget about them?

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

21st February, 2024



The 5th birthday celebrations for Essendon Accounts & Tax proved that you should never ignore your network!
Business Development: Ignore Your Network At Your Peril!

I wrote this blog in 2019 and a lot has changed. What hasn't changed is the role models Roger and Helen demonstrate ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

21st February, 2024



The Government just performed a screeching u-turn so double cab pickups are still considered vans and are not cars!
Double Cab PickUps Are Still Vans And Not Cars!

Double cab pickups have long been a popular choice for many businesses, especially in farming and construction ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

21st February, 2024



We all need to be better at cybersecurity as fraudsters are becoming increasingly more sophisticated!
Cybersecurity: Beware Of Bad Links And Dodgy Websites

With Christmas coming, there will be an inevitable increase in the number of searches you make on the internet ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

20th February, 2024



The production of messages, blog posts, images and other common types of content become quick and easy using AI!
The Impact Of Artificial Intelligence In Digital Marketing

Businesses are constantly seeking ways to stay ahead of the competition and use Digital Marketing more effectively ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourai.uk

19th February, 2024



You'd be surprised at what limited company expenses you can claim, but you need to be careful too!
Limited Company Expenses: What Can You Claim?

If you have a new business it can be confusing to know what limited company expenses you are permitted to claim ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

19th February, 2024



A British ISA would provide a much-needed boost to the UK's economy!
British ISA: A Solution For Boosting The Country's Economy?

The UK's economy has been facing significant challenges in recent years, so a British ISA may help with that ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

19th February, 2024



Don't let your pension statements gather dust in a drawer! Take charge by consistently reviewing your finances!
The Importance of Regularly Reviewing Your Finances

As a financial planner, I have seen firsthand the impact of neglecting to regularly review and assess one's finances ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

15th February, 2024



Referral program discounts are designed to bring you more customers, but did you know they are subject to VAT?
Referral Program Discounts Are Subject To VAT

Referral programs have become a common marketing strategy for many businesses in the UK ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

15th February, 2024



Our daily red list emails empower you to be a paragon of proactivity!
Get Ahead of the Game with YourPCM's Daily Red List Emails

With a hectic schedule and a long list of contacts to manage, it can be challenging to keep track of everyone ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

14th February, 2024



The steep rise in inheritance tax penalties is a wake-up call for families!
The Rise In Inheritance Tax Penalties

As the cost of living rises, the tax burden weighs on the minds of many. Inheritance Tax is now a cause for concern ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

14th February, 2024



Why not get together with your referral partners and define the vision for your business?
Engage Your Referral Partners In The Vision For Your Business

No matter how small or large your ambition, you know for certain that you can't do it alone ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

14th February, 2024



The future is bright, and it is AI-based!
What Will Artificial Intelligence Bring To The Table?

There are lots of use cases to show the benefits of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to perform mundane and repetitive tasks ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

13th February, 2024



No idea which version of The Doctor this is, but waving at passing spaceships while a supernova explodes behind him is a thing he'd do!
The Art of Artificial Intelligence in British Pop Culture

The concept of artificial intelligence has been a popular theme in British pop culture for decades ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourai.uk

12th February, 2024



Good customer reviews are important to any business, big or small!
The Importance Of Customer Reviews

What do you do if you need a service or help you have not needed before? It's time to read some customer reviews ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

12th February, 2024



Regardless of the reason, HMRC does not take late self-assessment tax returns lightly!
HMRC to Fine Over 1 Million for Missing Self-Assessment Deadline

HMRC has announced that over 1 million people are facing fines for missing the self-assessment tax deadline ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

12th February, 2024



I loves seeing these cute little delivery robots trundling around!
AI: Supporting Our Progress, Not Replacing Our Potential

The deeper I dive into the world of Artificial Intelligence, the more I discover normally rational individuals who fear AI ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.steffilewis.com

9th February, 2024



I wonder what Sigmund Freud would make of the psychology of money management in the 21st century?
Exploring the Psychology of Money Management

Money management is a crucial aspect of our lives, yet it is often overlooked or misunderstood ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

8th February, 2024



It is important to stay updated on these changes and remain compliant to avoid any penalties or legal issues in the future!
Changes To Accounts Preparation And Filing Requirements

If you are a business owner, you may have heard about the recent and important changes to accounts preparation ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

8th February, 2024



YourPCM can help you take your business to the next level!
10 Reasons To Choose YourPCM As Your Next Client Database

As a small business owner in the UK, you need a reliable client database that can help you grow your business ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

7th February, 2024



Whatever you choose to do, build in some measurement of how your marketing strategy is working!
Consultants: Are You Sabotaging Your Marketing Strategy?

There is a common but often hidden, reason that as an independent consultant, your marketing strategy goes awry ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

7th February, 2024



There is a growing movement calling for the Government to scrap HICBC altogether!
The Government Is Facing Pressure To Scrap HICBC

You may have heard about the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) and the controversy behind it ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

7th February, 2024



General Motors subsidiary Cruise was set to roll out their service across the USA until an accident happened!
Technology Vs Humans: Who Is Right Or Wrong? Part 1

As I said in my last blog post, I have been an avid technology fan since my school days, but sometimes it may go too far ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

6th February, 2024



Our quick and easy AI-driven chatbots are a game-changer for any businesses!
Our Quick And Easy AI-Driven Chatbots Have Launched!

We said our AI-driven chatbots were coming soon and after a lot of testing now we're pleased to announce they;re here ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourai.uk

5th February, 2024



The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2024 is 'Skills For Life' highlights the long-term benefits of apprenticeships!
National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Whether you're a business owner or an individual, National Apprenticeship Week 2024 is the perfect opportunity for you ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

5th February, 2024



I've been using Xero classic invoicing for so long and find it really easy, but like all bookkeepers, I'm sure I'll get used to the new version!
Say Goodbye to Xero Classic Invoicing

If you're a bookkeeper, chances are you're familiar with Xero's classic invoicing solution. But it's being retired soon ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

5th February, 2024



Only time will tell if 2024 will see a full-scale return to the office!
The Mass Return To Office Work in 2024

With the implementation of lockdowns, there is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

1st February, 2024



By utilising tax-free savings accounts, you can save money and increase your wealth!
Managing Your Wealth In A Tax-Efficient Manner

When it comes to wealth management, tax efficiency is a key factor that should not be overlooked ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

1st February, 2024



Setting up as a consultant can seem to risky for some!
Should I Set Up As A Consultant?

A personal recollection talking to my husband over breakfast about when we first met and he'd been made redundant ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

31st January, 2024



Both a Trust and a Family Investment Company can be a great way to transfer wealth from one generation to another!
Should You Set Up A Trust Or Family Investment Company?

If you're estate planning right now, you could be considering a Family Investment Company over a Family Trust ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

31st January, 2024



Our reliance on internet technologies as the only source of connectivity for both voice and data needs a proper re-think by the industry!
Houston, We Have A Major Problem!

Let me start by saying that I love technology. I have sold consumer electronics since the early 1990s ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

30th January, 2024



We're putting the finishing touches to our new AI-driven chatbot feature and will release it in the very near future!
YourAI: New Chatbot Feature Coming Soon

We're always looking to improve the feature set of YourAI and will be adding a brand new chatbot feature soon ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourai.uk

29th January, 2024



HMRC's own failings have caused delays and technical issues, leaving many struggling to meet the self-assessment deadline!
Millions Expected To Miss Self-Assessment Tax Deadline

With the self-assessment tax deadline just a few days away, millions are feeling the pressure to file their returns on time ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

29th January, 2024



The FSB's proposal to raise the VAT threshold to £100,000 is a step towards fairness for small businesses!
FSB Says The VAT Threshold Should Be Raised

Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy, accounting for 99.9% of all private sector businesses ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

29th January, 2024



Ok, Chatbots may not be that advanced yet, but we're getting there!
The Art Of Quick And Easy Chatbottery

Since I launched YourAI at the beginning of the year, I've had a lot of great feedback from my ever growing user base ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.steffilewis.com

26th January, 2024



Leap years may seem like a minor occurrence, but they can have a significant impact!
The Impact of Leap Years on Employment

As we approach the end of January, many of us are looking forward to an extra day this year due to 2024 being a leap year ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

25th January, 2024



Start planning for your financial legacy today!
How to Secure Your Financial Legacy

As a financial planner, one of the most important aspects of my job is to help my clients plan for their financial future ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

25th January, 2024



YourPCM can help you organise your contacts, discover new opportunities, and reach out to them effectively!
Discover the Awesome Power of YourPCM

You know every opportunity counts. Yet with the constant demands of running your business, it can be challenging to keep up ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

24th January, 2024



Rather than hiding your wealth, it really is in your best interests to make a voluntary disclosure to HMRC!
Do You Need To Make A Voluntary Disclosure To HMRC?

With the introduction of new computer systems, it is increasingly difficult to keep things hidden from HMRC ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

24th January, 2024



To get the best from referral marketing, get back in touch with people!
Referral Marketing: Getting Back In Touch With People

If you want to be successful at referral marketing, surround yourself with people who know your ideal clients ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

24th January, 2024



Don't lose your phone lines in December 2025. Act now!
Planning ahead for the 2025 Copper Switch-Off

As a business, there is a 99% chance that the phones you have are PSTN/ISDN based on Openreach's legacy copper network ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

23rd January, 2024



What can be done to prevent Artificial Intelligence powered chatbots from going wrong?
Chatbots: The Risks and Realities of Artificial Intelligence

From customer service to personal assistants, Artificial Intelligence powered Chatbots are designed to make our lives easier ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourai.uk

22nd January, 2024



So, what process should a bookkeeper follow to raise their prices?
Building A Bookkeeping Business: Increasing Your Prices

You may have already done the difficult part of starting your own bookkeeping business; you've found clients ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

22nd January, 2024



The rising price of alcohol (and tobacco) are amongst factors that has pushed inflation up!
Inflation Surge Is A Concern For The Economy

The ONS reported a 4% increase in the Consumer Prices Index inflation rate for December 2023, up from 3.9% ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

22nd January, 2024



The evolution of Artificial Intelligence shows no signs of slowing down!
Artificial Intelligence: From Its Origins To The Future

Artificial Intelligence more commonly known as AI, is a term that has become increasingly popular in recent years ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourai.uk

19th January, 2024



Regular pension reviews provide clarity, peace of mind, and ensure that both partners are making the most out of their pension savings!
Why Couples Must Review Their Pension Policies Together

The ever-changing landscape of pension legislation means that it's crucial to stay make necessary adjustments ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

18th January, 2024



Any side hustle you organise via an online service will now be subject to HMRC scrutiny!
Side Hustles Face Tighter Tax Regulations

If you are one of many people making money from side hustle activities, you need to think about your tax obligations ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

18th January, 2024



Does It Really Take 10,000 Hours To Master Networking?

If you want to master networking, do you really need to put in 10,000 hours. Many believe that to be true ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

17th January, 2024



The builder won private residence relief because he kept detailed records!
Builder Wins Private Residence Relief Case Against HMRC

Disputes between taxpayers and HMRC are not uncommon. A recent case has caught the attention of many ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

17th January, 2024



One thing is for sure. Artificial Intelligence will continue to intrigue us for years to come!
The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence in Sci-Fi

The concept of artificial intelligence has always been a source of fascination for humans and Sci-Fi is the perfect genre to explore it ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourai.uk

16th January, 2024



Remember to stay safe and tighten up all those security risk factors in 2024!
Security: It’s Time To Tighten Up

I had 5 emails from Microsoft in the last few days. The emails were sending me the two-factor authentication codes ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

16th January, 2024



Credits, debits, the amount taken not the bill amount. Bookkeeping for utility bills can be a real pain in the neck!
Bookkeeping For Utility Bills

One of the biggest pains in the neck when bookkeeping is to account for the payments to utility companies ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

15th January, 2024



There is potential for Britain's economy to have a good year in 2024!
Despite The Economic Storm Clouds, Will the UK Have a Good 2024?

Many of us are wondering what the future holds for the United Kingdom's economy in the coming year ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

15th January, 2024



When it comes to using YourAI for a bit of AI writing, I always tell my users to delegate, but don't abdicate!
AI Writing: Exploring the Reliability of What It Creates

From chatbots to content creation, AI writing has proven to be a valuable tool to help you up your marketing game ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourai.uk

12th January, 2024



The new National Insurance rate will benefit many employees!
How Is National Insurance Changing?

National Insurance is paid by both employees and employers and helps fund benefits such as the NHS and pensions ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

11th January, 2024



Financial planning is an ongoing process!
The Critical Role of Life Goals in Financial Planning

Financial planning is an essential aspect of managing your finances and securing a stable future ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

11th January, 2024



Stories and anecdotes are great at promoting your business
Promote Your Business With Stories And Anecdotes

Stories and anecdotes have a retention rate of 65-70% whereas facts and statistics alone only reach 5-10% ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

10th January, 2024



You deserve all the support you can get, and Child Benefit is just one of the many benefits available to help you!
Claiming Child Benefit in the UK Just Got Easier

As a new parent, you may have heard about Child Benefit, but do you really know what it is and how to claim it?

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

10th January, 2024



YourAI is a powerful tool to help you with your content creation, but do remember that we can only work within the framework of rules that Open AI gives us!
What Is An 'AI Failure' Error And Why Does It Happen?

YourAI is a great way to make your content creation easy, but it is leading-edge technology so occasionally you get an AI Failure ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourai.uk

9th January, 2024



With an increase in technology comes an increase in our need for power!
The Increasing Need For Power In Technology

Virtually everything we do these days relies on nuclear, gas, coal, oil, solar, geothermal or wind ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

9th January, 2024



Review your policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the new Human Resources laws being introduced in 20204!
Changes to Human Resources in 2024

As an employer, it's important to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing landscape of Human Resources ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

8th January, 2024



To get started on the actual payroll you will need to set up the software and enter the new employees!
How To Start A New Payroll

Starting a new payroll for your business? You will need certain information to get everything sorted with HMRC ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

8th January, 2024



It is up to us to use Artificial Intelligence for the betterment of society!
Artificial Intelligence: Welcome To The Revolution

AI refers to the development of computer systems that can perform repetitive tasks that require human intelligence ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourai.uk

5th January, 2024



Remember, it's never too late to start making positive changes for your financial well-being!
How to Start the New Year Right with Your Finances

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to assess your financial situation and make necessary changes ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

4th January, 2024



Always engage with HMRC to avoid penalties and maintain compliance with tax legislation!
HMRC's Latest Tax Debt Strategy

HMRC has taken a proactive approach towards tackling tax debt, and recently published its latest tax debt strategy ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

4th January, 2024



Do you have a problem? Maybe you need a little business development?
Business Development: We Have A Problem!

One of the earliest business development learning models I was introduced to was the Triple Learning Loop ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

3rd January, 2024



There are a number of ways to create breathing space for your director loan!
Director Loans And Breathing Space Under S455

As a director, you may have taken a loan from your company for personal use, but are you aware of the tax implications?

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

3rd January, 2024



YourAI is here to make your content creation process a whole lot quicker and easier!
Content Creation Made Easy With YourAI

Are you a busy small business owner struggling to come up with fresh and engaging content for your marketing? YourAI makes it easy ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourai.uk

2nd January, 2024



There are many ways for your customers to contact you, but most still like to call!
How Do Customers Contact You?

Your customers see your Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn pages and read all about you. But how do they contact you?

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

2nd January, 2024



Keeping your Sage accounts tidy can be confusing. Here's an idea, have a hand-holding session with me!
Keeping Your Sage Tidy

When you have been running your Sage accounts for a few years, it can be worth having a declutter and a bit of a tidy up ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

2nd January, 2024



HMRC's decision is causing frustration and confusion for thousands of taxpayers!
HMRC's Decision To Close Tax Return Helpline Is Unbelievable

Filing a self-assessment tax return is a daunting task, especially for those who are doing it for the first time ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

2nd January, 2024



YourAI launches today!
YourAI: My New Micro-SaaS Launches

Back in December I wrote about a new Micro-SaaS I was working on, This was a wrapper for ChatGPT/DALL-E and I called it YourAI ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.steffilewis.com

1st January, 2024



Money, with all its complexities, is an integral part of our lives and relationships. Let's break the money silence!
The Importance Of Discussing Money In Relationships

Money plays a pivotal role in our lives, and its influence extends deeply into our relationships ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

28th December, 2023



If you're a small business owner, talking to the Business Godparent in confidence can take a huge weight off your mind!
Small Business Owners Feel They Have Nobody To Confide In

It's shocking to learn that two-thirds of small business owners feel they can't talk to anyone in confidence ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

28th December, 2023



Time to exercise and strengthen those neural pathways with some strategic thinking!
Strategic Thinking In Stages

My favourite definition of strategy is one I learnt early in my time as a consultant and it’s stuck with me ever since ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

27th December, 2023



By following these guidelines, directors can efficiently manage their loan accounts and avoid tax charges!
Evading Tax Penalties on Excessive Director's Loan Accounts

To manage the financial affairs of a company, directors may need to borrow funds from their own company ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

27th December, 2023



It is important to remember the true essence of Christmas which is the spirit of connection and being with our loved ones!
The Importance Of Connection This Christmas

We're a few days away from Christmas, and our focus often shifts to finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

21st December, 2023



Read my tips, and a few warnings, to help you navigate through the complex tax return process!
Many Thousands More To File Tax Returns for the First Time

With the thresholds remaining frozen, more individuals are finding themselves in the self-assessment tax return system ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

21st December, 2023



The General Election may affect Members Voluntary Liquidation!
Is the End Near for Members Voluntary Liquidation?

Members Voluntary Liquidation is an insolvency procedure used by businesses looking to wind up their operations ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

20th December, 2023



Giving is not just for Christmas, you can do it all year round!
Some Great Tips On Giving

Giving is the heart of the Christmas message and all over TV and social media with ideas on how to help the needy ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

20th December, 2023



I've had some great feedback about YourAI from my subscribers and non-subscribers queuing up to use it!
What I've Learned From Building YourAI

Did I mention that I was building an AI module called YourAI? Well, the correct technical term for it is an AI Wrapper ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.steffilewis.com

19th December, 2023



By now, you are probably well aware that hacking is an industry in itself!
There's no let up on Trojans, Malware And Hacking

This week has been the turn of telephony software company 3CX to have one of their most used applets compromised ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

19th December, 2023



If we're not careful, wealthy taxpayers may start booking flights out of the United Kingdom, never to return!
Less than 1% Of Taxpayers Pay 24% Of All Income Tax And CGT

The top 0.3% of taxpayers in the UK have shouldered a significant portion of the country's tax burden ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

18th December, 2023



Open Banking has revolutionised how small businesses now manage their finances!
Open Banking: Revolutionising Small Businesses in the UK

Open Banking allows individuals and businesses to share financial data with third-party providers via APIs ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

18th December, 2023



Let YourAI do all the heavy lifting while you spend your time doing something more productive!
New YourAI Feature Released!

We're pleased to announce that our brand new AI feature called YourAI has been released to our subscribers ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

15th December, 2023



As a financial adviser, I've witnessed first-hand the negative impacts of these money myths!
Debunking the Money Myths in Relationships

Love and finances are two areas that deeply impact our lives. Myths around them can become intertwined ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

14th December, 2023



Merry Christmas to you all, and let's have a very happy New Year!
Essendon Christmas 2023 Opening Hours

Not long to go now and at Essendon, we're all looking forward to a well-deserved break over Christmas ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

14th December, 2023



HMRC is determined to root out till fraud tax evasion at takeaways and restaurants!
HMRC Targets Businesses in Crackdown on Electronic Till Fraud

The use of electronic sales suppression tools, commonly known as till fraud is a growing concern for HMRC ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

13th December, 2023



What sort of transgressions do your values allow in your relationships?
What Happens When Someone Treads On Your Corns?

Straight from my mother's mouth, it's about what happens when someone doesn't honour your values ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

13th December, 2023



Yeah, I'm a massive sci-fi nut, but you already knew that didn't you? YourAI created this!
YourAI Is Finished And In Testing!

It's the 12th of December and I'm pleased to say that version one of YourAI for YourPCM is finished and is now in testing ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.steffilewis.com

12th December, 2023



There are so many processes and procedures that we must now implement to minimise the chances and opportunities for a threat actor!
Cyber Awareness And Training

In a recent blog post, I wrote about the MGM hack and how it was potentially conceived via a phone call ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

12th December, 2023



I believe a UK strategy for economic growth is finally emerging with a focus on unlocking the potential of investment!
A UK Strategy for Economic Growth

The UK has struggled with low economic growth for years, but the Autumn Statement brought some good news ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

11th December, 2023



Arrange a handholding session with me and I'll show you how to unlock the power of open banking with Xero!
A Simple and Secure Way to Pay Bills Without Leaving Xero

As a small business owner, you know the importance of efficient and accurate bill payments to your suppliers ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

11th December, 2023



I believe in the power of simplicity, clarity, and curiosity in financial planning!
The Power of Simplicity in Financial Planning

As a financial planner, I have seen firsthand how complex and overwhelming the world of finance can be for many people ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

7th December, 2023



I believe these changes to the criteria for self-assessment will make the tax system a lot more efficient!
Changes in Criteria for Self-Assessment

The self-assessment tax return system in the UK has been in place since 1996 and has been constantly evolving ever since ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

7th December, 2023



In addition to CGT, individuals who receive cryptoassets through mining or airdrops will also be subject to income tax!
HMRC and the Taxation of Cryptoassets

Cryptocurrencies have gained attention recently, not only as an investment but also as a means of payment ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

6th December, 2023



If you're a UK micro-business owner seeking a boutique CRM that truly understands your needs, take a look at YourPCM!
Unlocking Business Growth with YourPCM

Looking for a boutique CRM tailored for UK micro-business owners? Dive into the unique features of YourPCM ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

5th December, 2023



Is your business like a Tesla, packed with the latest technology, or just a rusty old truck?
Technology Vs Humans: Who Is Right Or Wrong? Part 2

Supercomputers have been around since the 50s and have assisted in historic moments such as sending man to the moon ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

5th December, 2023



Bookkeeping and accounting are two essential aspects of running a business!
What's The Difference Between An Accountant And A Bookkeeper?

Bookkeeping and accounting are two essential aspects of running any business. Do you know which one you need?

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

4th December, 2023



Millions of workers will soon benefit from this historic change to the National Living Wage!
The Biggest Ever Increase To The National Living Wage

The National Living Wage has been a crucial element in the UK Government's efforts to promote fair pay ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

4th December, 2023



Let us embrace AI and work towards a Bicentennial Man future rather than a Terminator one!
The Divisive Nature of Artificial Intelligence

As a society, we have always been fascinated by the concept of AI, but there is a growing number of people who fear it ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.steffilewis.com

1st December, 2023



A doctor wouldn't prescribe medication without understanding the patient's lifestyle and symptoms! It's the same with Financial advice!
Setting Goals for Your Financial Future

Setting goals is an essential part of achieving success in any aspect of life, and this is especially true with your finances ...

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
blog.bradfordbespoke.com

30th November, 2023



Work-related social events can be a great way to foster a sense of community within the workplace!
How to Plan an Inclusive Work-Related Social Event

As the end of the year approaches, many are planning work-related social events to celebrate their employees ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

30th November, 2023



Remember, effective tax planning is not just about minimising your tax liability!
Seven Key Tax Planning Points for SMEs To Watch

It's important for business owners to understand the intricacies of tax planning for their small businesses ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

29th November, 2023

If you're networking, there are many subjects you can talk about!
Networking: I Don't Do Small Talk!

It's a common reason given by people who dislike networking because they see the banality of talking about nothing ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

29th November, 2023

It is crucial to understand the implications of the National Insurance changes from the Autumn Statement!
Navigating the National Insurance Changes

Staying up-to-date with changes in fiscal policies and regulations is crucial to the work of an accountant ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

27th November, 2023

Getting a P60 into Xero-Me was quite a frustrating process for me! But now I know how to do it!
How To Get A P60 From Xero

I had an enquiry from one of the clients I process payroll for in Xero. An employee wanted their P60 in Xero-Me ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

27th November, 2023