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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

The question ''what do you do?'' can cause a fight, flight or freeze response!
Networking Skills: 3 Tips To Answer ''What Do You Do?''

The most common opening question at a networking event is ''What do you do?''. Answering is a basic networking skill ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

27th January, 2021



Good news from HMRC for those struggling to get their tax return filed!
HMRC Suspends Filing Penalties Until 28 February

HMRC has announced a last-minute change to filing tax returns benefitting up to 3 million individuals ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

27th January, 2021



Whether online or face-to-face, an Ageless-Yoga class is a supportive community!
Benefits Of Ageless-Yoga: A Supportive Community

There are always positives we can discover in every situation if we look for them. Yoga helps with this ...

Anne Marie Tovey

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

27th January, 2021



You Don't Want An Expensive Repair Bill For Your Boiler!

In these very uncertain times, the last thing you need is an expensive bill to repair your boiler ...

Andy Gillett

Andy Gillett
www.aandagas.co.uk

26th January, 2021



Unless the Government says otherwise, the show must go on at The Arches Theatre!
The Arches Theatre: The Show Must Go On!

We have heard the sad news that many local events including Olney Food Festival won't be going ahead this year ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

26th January, 2021



Photos? Videos? Trackable marketing images? Our new content creation service can get your message out there!
New Content Creation Service From SLO Media

One of the things our clients have been asking about for a while is a unique daily content creation service ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

25th January, 2021



The latest HMRC scam is about they changing their bank details. Let me assure you they haven't!
HMRC: Another Self-Assessment Scam!

The 31st January self-assessment deadline is just a few days away and it's important that everyone be wary of scams ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

25th January, 2021



Bank fees and card fees are generally exempt of VAT, but like GoCardless, sometimes that's not true!
GoCardless Fees And Sage Settings

Are bank fees and card fees such as GoCardless subject to VAT? Normally, they are exempt or do not involve VAT at all ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

25th January, 2021



In the modern world, all new housing estates only have a fibre optic cable to the homes!
The Rise Of Fibre Optic Broadband In The UK

Fibre Optic cables have been used for telecoms since the 70s. There are tens of thousands of miles criss-crossing the world ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

22nd January, 2021



For all of these fair use and fair dealing exceptions, they must be seen as fair!
Fair Use And Fair Dealing Exceptions To Copyright Law

In our last blog post, we discussed how copyright infringement comes about. This time we talk about fair use ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

22nd January, 2021



The inclusive recovery fund, recognises the dedication, work and impact of everyone at the Black Sheep Collective!
Black Sheep Collective Awarded Inclusive Recovery Fund Support

Over 120 social entrepreneurs, including the Black Sheep Collective, have been awarded funding from the Inclusive Recovery Fund ...

Danny Quinn

Danny Quinn
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

22nd January, 2021



Business blogging has all sorts of benefits for any small business owner! But you have to get it right!
16 Top Tips For Better Business Blogging

Many people start blogging with the intention of driving traffic to their website or increasing overall brand awareness ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

21st January, 2021



Time to pay is a very welcome facility that many self-assessment taxpayers are using!
Time To Pay: Tax Returners Spread Over £69m With HMRC

Over 25,000 self-assessment taxpayers have now set up a Time To Pay arrangement with HMRC ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

21st January, 2021



Ageless-Yoga helps develop the physical resilience we are talking about here!
Benefits Of Ageless-Yoga: Build Strength And Resilience

In one of my previous blog posts, I talked about emotional resilience. Today I want to discuss physical resilience ...

Anne Marie Tovey

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

20th January, 2021



New private-sector IR35 rules mean you could be classed as an employee from the 6th April 2021!
IR35: Off-Payroll Working In The Private Sector

As of the 6th April 2021, the Government has introduced new IR35 rules for individuals who offer services to businesses ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

20th January, 2021



If you're planning on bowing out gracefully, have you decided what happens next?
Bowing Out Gracefully

Conceived on your kitchen table, down the pub or following redundancy, your business became your baby ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

20th January, 2021



A Full Heating Cover Plan For Just £15 Per Month?

Looking after our customers is our top priority and we want to ensure their heating systems are in tip top condition throughout the year ...

Andy Gillett

Andy Gillett
www.aandagas.co.uk

19th January, 2021



I've seen The Arches Theatre flood many times over they years!
The Arches Theatre And The Great Flood Of 1951

As we’ve had rather a lot of flooding at The Arches Theatre recently, we thought it fitting that we share this photograph ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

19th January, 2021



Keep calm and carry on marketing!
Keep Calm And Carry On Marketing

With lockdown continuing around the country, it's sad to see the devastating impact it's having on businesses of all kinds right now ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

18th January, 2021



Wise words from Darren Pyefinch on how to look after yourself during lockdown!
6 Reasons To Look After Yourself During Lockdown

This week, I have a guest post from Darren Pyefinch who wants you to look after yourself during lockdown ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

18th January, 2021



If you are struggling with the setup of Sage 50cloud, it might be the ideal time to arrange a 1-2-1 handholding session!
Sage 50cloud And Brexit

If you trade outside of the UK then there is a new update for Sage 50cloud Accounts v27 to help with tax codes post Brexit ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

18th January, 2021



Whether it's a download or a physical item, it's very easy to infringe copyright!
Copyright: Are You Unknowingly Infringing Someone Else’s Work?

When it comes to copyright, many people are unaware of how extensive the law is and how easy it is to infringe ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

15th January, 2021



If you have any sort of IT or communications issues then you need a technology problem solver like me!
Hello From Your Technology Problem Solver

My name is Pritesh Ganatra and I am your technology problem solver based in Northampton ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

15th January, 2021



Two of our younger guests enjoying a free hot chocolate while waiting for their hot dogs back in December last year!
Bar Bar Black Sheep Continues To Offer Free Children's Meals

Back in October 2020, Bar Bar Black Sheep launched a free children’s meals scheme during the half-term ...

Sian Philpott

Sian Philpott
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

15th January, 2021



You could look this happy when you start blogging with SLO Media for just £99 per month!
Start Blogging In 2021 For Just £99 Per Month!

Blogging is a great way to get your brand, messages and words of wisdom out there. Our 2021 special offer gets you started ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

14th January, 2021



New CJRS guidance says that employees with childcare issues can be furloughed!
CJRS: Can Staff Be Furloughed To Look After Their Children?

With lockdown taking effect across the UK, new guidance has been issued on CJRS for parents with childcare issues ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

14th January, 2021



The recent scenes at the Capital Building in Washington DC were centered around belief!
As I Please: The Influences On Your Beliefs

Two things happened this week in that led me to write this blog post about beliefs ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

13th January, 2021



Certain changes to the Statutory Residence Test because of COVID-19 have been enacted into UK tax law!
The Statutory Residence Test And COVID-19 Restrictions

Because of travel restrictions, lockdowns and quarantines, an individual may stay in the UK longer than they planned ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

13th January, 2021



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

12th January, 2021



We'd love to know your thoughts on how to improve The Arches Theatre!
The Arches Theatre: How Can We Improve Your Experience?

We have told you how our plans are coming along for this summer's schedule, so now we would love to hear from you ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

12th January, 2021



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

11th January, 2021



These key dates are useful for any business!
2021 Key Dates For Your Diary

As we grapple with COVID-19 it's hard for any business to plan for the future with so much uncertainty about the economy ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

11th January, 2021



If you want to link Square to Xero then maybe my handholding service will help?
How To Link Square To Xero

If you use Square as a point of sales device then it is possible to link Square to Xero, but you just need to be careful ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

11th January, 2021



The chancellor has announced new lockdown grants for businesses forced to close!
£4.6 Billion In New Lockdown Grants Available!

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed new lockdown grants for any retail hospitality and leisure firms ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

7th January, 2021



Share your story and it will attract the right sort of client for you!
Business Development Skills: What's Your Story?

I came back to work on Monday after the Christmas break and immediately recruited a new client ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

7th January, 2021



Authorship of a copyrighted work is not as clear cut as some people think!
Authorship: Who Actually Owns Copyrighted Material?

When a work is created, it will automatically qualify for copyright protection if the author is the qualifying person ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

7th January, 2021



Serviced accommodation is becoming more attractive for buy-to-let landlords!
Taxation Of Serviced Accommodation

Buy-to-let landlords are looking to convert their traditional buy-to-let properties into serviced accommodation ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

6th January, 2021



Take a moment to feel the presence of the breath inside you!
Breath: Your Prana And Life Force

Say hi to your most reliable and constant friend throughout your life. It's there for you during the good times and the bad ...

Anne Marie Tovey

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

6th January, 2021



Does Your Central Heating System Need A Power Flush?

If you're finding your home is warming up too slowly, then it's possible your central heating system needs a power flush ...

Andy Gillett

Andy Gillett
www.aandagas.co.uk

5th January, 2021



We've got some great productions coming to The Arches Theatre in 2021!
The Arches Theatre: Lots To Look Forward To In 2021!

With further lockdowns looming, we have to try and look for the positives and the highlights that are still yet to come ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

5th January, 2021



Find out more about the Business Godparent by downloading our PDF!
The Business Godparent Newsletter Winter 2021

2020 could be remembered as the year of Brexit and the year we saw the biggest dip in business activity ever ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

4th January, 2021



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

4th January, 2021



What's happening with your online marketing in 2020? Time to try something a little different and outsource it to us?
Online Marketing: New Year New You? Or Same Old Same Old?

Not only is it the start of a new year, but we begin it with a sense of hope that things will return to normal soon ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

1st January, 2021



If you're HMRC records aren't up to date, they could mark you as missing and won't issue a Return!
Are Your HMRC Records Up To Date?

Have you ever thought about what happens if a letter from HMRC is returned to them as undelivered?

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

31st December, 2020



Copyright only applies after something has been created!
The Art Of Copyright In The United Kingdom

Copyright is a set of exclusive rights in relation to a cultural creation. Everything that is created is copyright ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

31st December, 2020



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

30th December, 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

30th December, 2020



Accountants get your returns penny perfect, tax advisors minimise what you pay HMRC!
An Accountant Or A Tax Advisor

Accountants are the mainstay of the business world, but not everyone has a tax advisor. I think they're missing out ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

30th December, 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

29th December, 2020



The quirkiness of The Arches Theatre will assure you a great experience!
The Arches Theatre: A Great Experience Awaits!

At the Arches Theatre, we base your experience on the quirkiness of the venue and the beautiful limestone arches ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

29th December, 2020



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

28th December, 2020



Is it really from HMRC? Beware of self-assessment scams!
HMRC: Be Aware Of Self-Assessment Scams!

With the run-up to the 31st January filing deadline, HMRC has issued a reminder to be aware of self-assessment scams ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

28th December, 2020



Merry Christmas from everyone at Essendon Accounts & Tax Limited!
A Very Merry Christmas From Essendon Accounts And Tax!

We’d like to thank you all for your continued support, particularly through the year we’ve all had ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

24th December, 2020



We can see the glimmer of light ahead of us!
Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!

I believe, across the world, most of us will be glad to see 2020 come to an end. However, I found it life-affirming ,,,

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

23rd December, 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

23rd December, 2020



Here's some fun tax trivial for you to use instead of rubbish cracker jokes!
Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas

With most of us finishing for the holidays this week, I thought I'd join the festivities and let you have some tax trivia ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

23rd December, 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

22nd December, 2020

There are many options for a fun pantomime this year!
Pantomime And Christmas Cheer!

We are heartbroken to hear the news that more theatres in England, including our local ones, will be closing this month ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

22nd December, 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

21st December, 2020

It's important to regularly review your backup schedule! Do you need some help with that?
Do You Regularly Review Your Backup Schedule?

We had a client call us in a real panic this morning. They had accidentally deleted some very important spreadsheets ...

Paul Mead

Paul Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

21st December, 2020