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Our Clients' Latest Blog Posts

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 60 of the very latest blog posts we've published for them

You don't need to know how to build a boat to sail in one, just as people don't need to understand your business to buy from you!
Do Your Contacts Understand Your Business?

The most successful franchisee in Asentiv describes his target market as people who have services that are hard to explain ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

28th October, 2020



It's amazing the insights our grandmothers can give us!
When Overwhelmed And In Despair

This poem was shared with me and it took me back to a time when I had to make a list of very basic, everyday tasks ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

28th October, 2020



The guidance around transferring business assets on divorce has changed!
Transferring Business Assets On Divorce

HMRC recently issued new guidance on their views on reliefs available when transferring business assets on divorce ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

28th October, 2020



Boiler Repairs And Happy Homeowners!

We had a call yesterday from a slightly panicked homeowner who desperately needed their boiler repaired ...

Andy Gillett

Andy Gillett
www.aandagas.co.uk

27th October, 2020



That's me on the left, on stage with Carl Defriend, during The Taming Of The Shrew at the Open University!
Me, Myself And I: A Little Introduction

In this week's blog post, I thought I'd introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me and my background ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

27th October, 2020



If you're a busy consultant, juggling clients with trying to do your online marketing, we can help you!
Consultants: Do You Really Need A New Website?

For consultants working with franchise brands, what's the point of duplicating the micro-website they've given you?

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

26th October, 2020



Both the Job Support Scheme and SEISS have been increased because of the new three-tier system!
COVID Job Support Scheme Enhanced To Match New Restrictions

There has been a lot of concern about the amount of help available from the new JSS and the third SEISS grant ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

26th October, 2020



When preparing your year-end you can pre-empt questions from your accountant and avoid any nasty surprises!
How To Prepare For Your Year-End - Part 2

When doing your own bookkeeping, there are some checks and balances you can do around your year-end ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

26th October, 2020



Caribbean Night Becomes Caribbean Month!

In 2019, we sold-out our Caribbean night at the Potterspury House Restaurant. Now it's back for the whole of October ...

Marlin And Richard

Marlin And Richard
www.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

23rd October, 2020



Our spotlight artist, Kathryn Jenkins live streams on Twitch regularly!
Artist Spotlight: Kathryn Jenkins

At Bar Bar Black Sheep, we always like to showcase local artists from time to time. This week we hand over to Kathryn Jenkins ...

Black Sheep Collective

Black Sheep Collective
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

23rd October, 2020



My list isn’t exhaustive, but it will certainly help you with problem-solving!
Problem-Solving Doesn't Need To Be Rocket Science

This week, I hand over to Helen Bell again, who offers advice on why problem-solving doesn't need to be rocket science ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby
blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

22nd October, 2020



There's still a lot more the Bank of England could do before it implements a negative interest base rate!
What A Negative Interest Base Rate Could Mean

With Coronavirus affecting the economy, the BoE is deep in thought about applying a negative interest base rate ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

22nd October, 2020



A budding entrepreneur should be like a sponge and absorb every piece of information that comes their way!
Here's A Top Tip For Budding Entrepreneurs!

As a budding entrepreneur and starting out in business, I was fascinated by the way people earned a living ..

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

21st October, 2020



Chair yoga requires no special equipment or clothes. It can be an excellent way to build a stronger, healthier you!
An Introduction To The Wonders Of Chair Yoga

Although yoga is ageless and has been practised for many years there is a need for innovation and modification ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

21st October, 2020



If you wondering if you should register as self-employed or a limited company, always take professional advice first!
Should You Register As Self-Employed Or A Limited Company?

I'm often asked whether being self-employed or a limited company is the best way to start out in business ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

21st October, 2020



Another New Boiler Fitted By Our Team!

It's been another great week for the team and we're so pleased to be busy with boilers and back to work after lockdown ...

Andy Gillett

Andy Gillett
www.aandagas.co.uk

20th October, 2020



2020 at the Arches Theatre was an excellent year, though 2021 will be better!
The Arches Theatre: Help Us Make 2021 Even Better!

We may have gone a little quiet right now, but that's only because we are working on a very exciting project ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

20th October, 2020



Our blog mailer add-on can achieve a better open/click rate than MailChimp!
Blog Mailers: A Closer Look At Our Add-On Service

Email is a staple part of any marketing plan and our Blog Mailer Add-On Service is an easy way to get in your contacts' inboxes ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

19th October, 2020



Find out more about the Business Godparent by downloading our PDF!
The Business Godparent Newsletter Autumn 2020

Our business godparent theme this time is all about the new norm, so what is your new normal? Are you in the office yet?

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

19th October, 2020



When preparing your year-end you can pre-empt questions from your accountant and avoid any nasty surprises!
How To Prepare For Your Year-End - Part 1

When doing your own bookkeeping, there are some checks and balances you can do around your year-end ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

19th October, 2020



Callum's exhibition is on show at Bar Bar Black Sheep until the new year!
A Brand New Exhibition At Bar Bar Black Sheep

We're very pleased to be hosting a new exhibition by talented local multimedia artist, Callum Barrell ...

Sian Philpott

Sian Philpott
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

16th October, 2020



There are many ways you can perform a risk analysis for your business!
Risk Analysis For Your Business

This week, I hand over to Helen Bell again, who offers advice on why all businesses should be doing risk analysis ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby
blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

15th October, 2020



If your business is forced to close due to local lockdown restrictions, the Job Support Scheme can really help!
Expansion Of The Job Support Scheme

With the new three-tier local restrictions in place, the Chancellor has expanded the Job Support Scheme for businesses forced to close their doors ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

15th October, 2020



If you're waiting for the perfect you, you will miss the experiences that life has to offer right now!
The Thought Of Becoming Better

So often in life, we stop ourselves from doing or experiencing something, because we aim to become better ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

14th October, 2020



Would Jane's strange wealth of knowledge work for you?
5 Top Tips For Turning Green

Sometimes, a chance meeting at a networking event gives you an introduction that really is pure gold ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

14th October, 2020



HMRC will soon be examining the rental income from many Airbnb landlords!
Airbnb Exchanges Information With HMRC

It was recently announced that Airbnb has started to share information with HMRC about rental incomes ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

14th October, 2020



Our Latest Heating Plan Subscriber Is Saving A Packet!

We always love it when a new customer calls us out of the blue asking if they can move their heating plan to us ...

Andy Gillett

Andy Gillett
www.aandagas.co.uk

13th October, 2020



If you'd like to come and take a look at our unique outdoor venue, do give me a call!
Outdoor Venue Available For Film And Photography Location Hire

Our unique outdoor venue is in Clifton Reynes. It is the perfect backdrop for your next TV programme, film or photoshoot ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

13th October, 2020



You can massively improve the reach of your blog posts by subscribing to our Blog Boosting Add-On Service!
Blog Boosting: A Closer Look At Our Add-On Service

With organic reach dropping, how does our Blog Boosting Add-On Service get you in front of more people?

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

12th October, 2020



The Winter Economic Plan has announced some very positive news!
Loan Extensions Announced In The Winter Economic Plan

When the Bounce Back Loan was announced at the start of the pandemic, over a million businesses took one out ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

12th October, 2020



Sage 50c v27 makes bookkeeping a whole lot easier!
Sage 50c v27: Some Exciting New Features

Sage has released Sage 50c v27, and it's available for download for all subscription customers ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

12th October, 2020



The Chancellor announced some good news for struggling businesses in his Winter Economic Plan!
Tax Deferrals Announced In The Winter Economic Plan

Businesses that are struggling with cashflow who deferred paying VAT can now spread their payments ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

8th October, 2020



Looking to future proof your business? A Quality Management System can do that for you!
How Do You Future Proof Your Business?

This week, I hand over to my colleague Helen Bell again, who offers advice on how to future proof your business ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby
blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

8th October, 2020



Whilst rental incomes have reduced, VAT costs for landlords have remained the same!
Mitigating Property VAT Costs For Landlords

Lockdown saw a major decline in the use of commercial premises, with everyone working from home ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

7th October, 2020



It's worthwhile learning this networking skill!
Networking Skills: How To Deal With The Nervous Rambler

You know the type. Someone who doesn’t stop to draw breath let alone allows you to get a word in edgewise ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

7th October, 2020



All ten principles work as a whole system and form the foundation of yoga practice!
How We Live Our Lives With A Little Help From Yoga

John Wooden said that things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

7th October, 2020



Save Money By Moving Your Breakdown Cover To Us!

During the Coronavirus outbreak, every household needs to save money, so move your boiler breakdown cover to us ...

Andy Gillett

Andy Gillett
www.aandagas.co.uk

6th October, 2020



The Arts Industry needs your support on Wednesday!
Join The Arts Industry Take Over On 7th October

On Wednesday, the 7th October 2020 at 7.30pm there will be an Arts industry social media takeover ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

6th October, 2020



Blogging can be an easy win for small business owners!
Ever Wondered Why You Should Be Blogging?

Yes, blogging can sometimes be difficult to get right, but when you do, the results are very impressive indeed …

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

5th October, 2020



SEISS has been brought in line with the Job Support Scheme in only supporting viable jobs!
Chancellor Announces Further SEISS Grants

The hugely successful Self-Employment Income Support Scheme is being extended into 2021 ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

5th October, 2020



Getting all your receipts mixed up when you're doing your bookkeeping has an easy fix!
Bookkeeping Frustrations: How Did I Pay For That?

I thought I would share with you one of my own common frustrations so you can learn from my experiences ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

5th October, 2020



The Job Support Scheme replaces CJRS from November 2020!
The Government's New Job Support Scheme

With the announcement of the Job Support Scheme, many employers are hopeful they can retain some staff ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

1st October, 2020



Sometimes a non-conformance can be a good thing, but don't go on a witch hunt!
Non-Conformances Are A Good Thing

A few weeks ago, I was facilitating a client’s external audit. Something I do for all my clients if they want me to ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby
blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

1st October, 2020



Our friend the elephant feels safe with his keeper, but what if he did come out of his comfort zone and cross the river?
Networking Tips: Come Out Of Your Comfort Zone

He is taken to a safe centre, fed, watered and his keeper Joe gives him a pat on the trunk daily and a ball to play with ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

30th September, 2020



Life is about cycles, so lock away those moments of contentment to use when you need them!
Recognising A Moment Of Contentment

The Oxford Dictionary defines contentment as a feeling of being happy or satisfied. In these moments, life feels good ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

30th September, 2020



Notifications to the Trust Register must now be made online!
Important Update To The Trust Registration Service

The Trust Registration Service may be a one-off event, but you need to keep your registration up to date ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

30th September, 2020



Have You Thought Of Automating Your Heating System?

Nearly every homeowner has a smartphone and we often get asked about apps for automating heating systems ...

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www.aandagas.co.uk

29th September, 2020



Please do what you can to help our theatre industry come alive again!
Keep Supporting The Theatre Industry

The theatre industry has been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and the lack of support from our Government ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

29th September, 2020



When it comes to blogging, remember to share your blog posts out regularly!
Blogging: Build It And They May Come

I’m often asked for tips from budding bloggers and one of the most important ones I suggest is to share your blog posts ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

28th September, 2020



The Chancellor felt it prudent to announce the Winter Economic Plan last week!
The Chancellor's Winter Economic Plan

Last week, the Chancellor announced his Winter Economic Plan designed to support the UK economy ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

28th September, 2020



Right clicking the column headings in Sage50c gives you the option to remove columns!
Bookkeeping Tips: Customising Your View In Sage50c

Are there columns in Sage50c which you always skip over when you are entering data in your transactions?

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

28th September, 2020



AgeWell: New from Arbonne And Cloud 9 Spa!

Have you thought about the true secret to ageing? Arbonne have released the AgeWell, based around Bakuchiol ...

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www.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

25th September, 2020



If you love coffee as much as we do, come join us at Bar Bar Black Sheep!
Bar Bar Black Sheep: We're Looking For Two New Baristas!

We know you all love Bar Bar Black Sheep, but have you ever thought of working here? We're looking for two talented Baristas ...

Sian Philpott

Sian Philpott
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

25th September, 2020



If you can master storytelling, you can easily get your point across!
How To Become A Master Of Storytelling

Stories have power. They delight, enchant, teach, inspire, motivate and challenge. Storytelling helps us to understand ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens
blog.dramatictrainingsolutions.com

24th September, 2020



With ISO 9001, you need to track how satisfied your customers are!
ISO 9001 : Customer Satisfaction

In this series of blog posts, I will be taking a look at the main sections of ISO 9001, what they are, why they are important ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby
blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

24th September, 2020



The changes to CJRS coming in October could have consequences for furloughed employees!
CJRS: October Furlough Scheme Changes

For October 2020, the government will contribute 60% of wages for the hours an employee is on furlough ...

Kimberly Preece

Kimberly Preece
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

24th September, 2020



When choosing a networking group, make sure it's the right one for you!
Why Some Network Groups Flounder

If you’re running your own small business, sooner or later you will need to go out networking ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

23rd September, 2020

Even the warmth of the sun on your face can help you with being grateful!
The Art Of Being Grateful

My mom loved to say, when life gives you lemons make lemonade! I have come to understand what it means ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

23rd September, 2020

Stamp Duty Land Tax is a complicated area and it's common to over estimate what you owe!
Have You Overpaid Stamp Duty Land Tax?

Most property transactions incur Stamp Duty Land Tax, but often you may not pay the correct amount of tax ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

23rd September, 2020

Dispite the challenges, this year's season has turned out brilliantly!
Thank You To Everyone Who Has Made This Year Happen!

This week, I wanted to send a huge thank you to everyone who has made The Arches Theatre come alive this summer ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

22nd September, 2020