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

Flexible Office Space For Agile Businesses At Bucks Biz

Flexibility is a word we've all come to understand. During the past two years, we've all noticed things can change unexpectedly ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
https://www.bucks-biz.co.uk

17th August, 2022



If you're separating or divorcing, then Capital Gains Tax will be a lot simpler from 2023!
Capital Gains Tax: Positive Changes On Separation And Divorce

Capital Gains Tax has always been complicated, but some positive changes are happening in April 2023 ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

17th August, 2022



Good networking skills will show you what to do if you feel your pond has dried up!
Networking Skills: Has Your Pond Dried Up?

What happens when your pond dries up? Do you give up and change groups? Good networking skills say look at yourself first ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

17th August, 2022



When it comes to BNI, commitment is a two-way street!
BNI: Commitment Is A Two-Way Street

At yesterdays meeting, our 10-minute presentation wasn't from a member, but from our Director Consultant Jacqui Elmore ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

16th August, 2022



It's amazing that I've published 50 blog posts! It's just the start ...
We’ve Made The 50! Double Treat Today!

Today marks the day I write my 50th blog post, and as with any milestone, it’s going to be a mixed bag of emotions and topics ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

16th August, 2022



Love's Labour's Lost is a comedy about young love, with an unexpected ending!
All-Female Line Up For The Wet Mariners 10th Anniversary

This year at The Arches Theatre we have an all-female Wet Mariners lineup for their 10th-anniversary performance ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

16th August, 2022



If you're wondering when you last spoke to a customer, our traffic light system is a game-changer!
Do You Know When You Last Spoke To A Customer?

When I created the SLO Personal Contact Manager, I needed it to keep track of when I last spoke to someone ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo-pcm.com

15th August, 2022



I can either train staff or support outsourced bookkeepers to use your accounting system efficiently!
What Sort Of Bookkeeper Are You Looking For?

There are many different sorts of bookkeeper or bookkeeping services open to you when you start a new business ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

15th August, 2022



If a lender can offer a commercial loan on better terms than the Recovery Loan Scheme, they probably will!
Recovery Loan Scheme Announces Five New Lenders

The British Business Bank recently announced five accredited lenders will be part of the new Recovery Loan Scheme ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

15th August, 2022



When someone asks to be unsubscribed, you'd better unsubscribe them!
Why Cold Outreach Emails Need A GDPR Unsubscribe

A lot has been written about GDPR and how it supposedly killed email marketing, but it doesn't as long as it's done right ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo-pcm.com

11th August, 2022



If you would like to see effective referral networking in action, come visit BNI Sterling!
What Are The Benefits Of Referral Networking?

Let's be clear; there are all sorts of business referrals and many different approaches to networking ...

Christine Nairne

Christine Nairne
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

11th August, 2022



Essendon Accounts & Tax can register your trust on your behalf!
All About Registering A Trust In 2022

If you are involved in a trust, you may be aware that all changes and registrations must be complete by September 2022 ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

11th August, 2022



What Happens When Your Team Works From Home?

We've all noticed that rush hour traffic levels are back up again, but nowhere near as much as they were before the pandemic hit ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
https://www.bucks-biz.co.uk

10th August, 2022



Is this a collaborator or a competitor? That depends on both yours and their attitude!
3 Ways To Identify Collaborators And Competitors

Your competitors are all those other people in the same profession or line of work. You can spot them a mile away ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

10th August, 2022



Trusts must be registered by the 1st of September 2022!
What Are The Penalties For Failure To Register A Trust?

With legislation introduced in 2022, all express trusts now have to be registered on the Trust Registration Service ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

10th August, 2022



Invest your network resources wisely. Find out for yourself. Visit BNI Sterling soon!
How Many People Does It Take To Make A Network?

When we use the word 'network' it sounds like something someone has built like 'the road network' or a 'telecoms network' ...

Christine Nairne

Christine Nairne
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

9th August, 2022



If in doubt about your energy consumption, consult your technology partner for the best advice!
How Can You Reduce Your Energy Consumption?

A new car, with the latest technology, is far more efficient than an older car as they become smarter to increase fuel efficiency ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

9th August, 2022



The ETC Theatre Company performed The Importance of Being Earnest at our outdoor theatre recently!
Have You Booked Your Unique Outdoor Theatre Experience?

Outdoor theatre has grown in popularity over the last decade. It has turned into an annual tradition for many ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

9th August, 2022



Time to get organised with the database at the heart of PCM!
Back To Basics: Why PCM Is A Great Customer Database

We talk often about the benefits of our search tools and mailing list system so it seems like our database has lost a little of its shine ...

The SLO Media PCM Team

The SLO Media PCM Team
www.slo-pcm.com

8th August, 2022



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

8th August, 2022



Spy games offer various types of team-building days!
Business Strategy And Team-Building Day

On Wednesday 10th August we will be partaking in our business, strategy and team-building day ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

8th August, 2022



Log in to your PCM today and click on 'Affiliate' on the menu bar. It's all explained in there!
We're All Affiliates Now

The SLO Personal Contact Manager, or just PCM to its friends, has some major upgrades, including the PCM Affiliate Program ...

The SLO Media PCM Team

The SLO Media PCM Team
www.slo-pcm.com

4th August, 2022



Active listening is a skill we're not taught, but can easily learn!
Networking Skills: The Art Of Active Listening

Listening is an important skill, but we aren't really taught how to do it. You may be tempted to talk more than you listen ...

Christine Nairne

Christine Nairne
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

4th August, 2022



VAT is a complicated area, and what you can and cannot reclaim often seems confusing and contradictory!
VAT: Input Tax That Cannot Be Reclaimed

VAT-registered businesses know they can reclaim VAT on business expenses, but not all expenses are the same ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

4th August, 2022



Do Your Premises Seem Empty With Everyone Working From Home?

Its been reported that the return to the office everyone was expecting after the pandemic hasn't actually happened ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
https://www.bucks-biz.co.uk

3rd August, 2022



Creating a Hub Firm may be a great way to grow your consultancy!
Grow Your Consultancy Using The Hub Firm Method

Many consultants left employment and set up on their own to escape the trappings of working in a large organisation ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

3rd August, 2022



What defines a residential property? Well, that rather depends!
Capital Gains Tax: What Is Classed As Residential Property?

Changes to taxes over the years mean the tax treatment of residential property and commercial property is different ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

3rd August, 2022



If your elevator pitch is effective, it will be the start of many longer conversations!
Making Your Elevator Pitch Work For You

Forget about having coffee and some breakfast with a room full of strangers, networking is far more than just that ...

Christine Nairne

Christine Nairne
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

2nd August, 2022



USB drives are a real conundrum for the security industry!
To USB Or Not To USB?

A lowly USB stick, just laying there in the entrance of your work place or in the car park. What harm could it do?

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

2nd August, 2022



Students will learn both the creative and technical aspects at our Filmmaking Club!
Have A Great Escape This Summer With Our Filmmaking Club!

If you are aged between 9 and 15 and looking for something exciting to do, come along to our Filmmaking Club ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

2nd August, 2022



You need both an SPF and DKIM record before you can send HTML mailers from PCM!
Improving The Deliverability Of Your HTML Mailers

You may be aware that The SLO Personal Contact Manager, or just PCM to its friends, has two ways of sending email ...

The SLO Media PCM Team

The SLO Media PCM Team
www.slo-pcm.com

1st August, 2022



Building Your Bookkeeping Business

A question I often see asked in bookkeeping groups and forums is where can I find customers or gain experience?

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

1st August, 2022



Double extortion ransomware attacks have increased massively in the past few years!
Victims Of Ransomware Face Problems With Tax Deductions

Businesses are facing an onslaught of cybercrime, with ransomware becoming a popular route for extorting funds ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

1st August, 2022



Whatever sort of customers and clients you're looking for, wherever in the United Kingdom they are, PCM can find them for you!
Are You Looking For New Customers & Clients For Your Business?

PCM has powerful built-in search tools that allow you to find potential new customers and clients, quickly and easily ...

The SLO Media PCM Team

The SLO Media PCM Team
www.slo-pcm.com

28th July, 2022



If you network smarter you can nail your networking opportunities!
Network Smarter, Not Harder

Your networking goal is to connect with people who can support you in achieving your goals and who you can support in return ...

Christine Nairne

Christine Nairne
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

28th July, 2022



Just like The Firm, thinking ahead can make succession easier on your family!
Succession Planning For The Firm

It is obvious to everyone that our beloved Queen is reducing her duties with Prince Charles slowly taking over ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

28th July, 2022



Would You Like To Feature On Our Blog?

You may have noticed that we've been publishing Meet The Neighbours blog posts on the Bucks Biz website ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
https://www.bucks-biz.co.uk

27th July, 2022



It's a difficult decision for employers when employees come to you with this issue!
HMRC Mileage Rates Vs The Increasing Cost Of Fuel

The mileage rates of 45p and 25p per mile are designed to cover the costs of fuel and wear and tear of an employee's car ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

27th July, 2022



It can be confusing when looking at different marketing methods. One thing is clear though; Referrals and direct marketing are symbiotic!
Which Is Best? Referrals Or Direct Marketing?

They are symbiotic so where you put your emphasis depends on who you are and what you are offering ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

27th July, 2022



Whether you're face-to-face or online, networking is about building solid relationships with people you truust!
How To Be A Networking Ninja

Networking is not about attending events or selling. It is about creating relationships with people that you trust ...

Christine Nairne

Christine Nairne
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

26th July, 2022



Now is the time to start planning for the extreme changes in climate!
Technology: Hot, Hot, Hot And Cold!

During last week's freak heatwave, I wrote about the importance of maintenance; for humans and technology too ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

26th July, 2022



The Last Baguette theatre company took us on an exciting adventure with King Arthur!
Summer Season Has Started At The Arches Theatre

What a great start to our summer of live theatre here at The Arches Theatre. We opened our gates on Thursday 21st July ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

26th July, 2022



Prospecting with PCM is quick and easy and just becomes a background task rather than taking your entire attention!
How Many Hours Do You Spend On Google Prospecting?

Many small business owners want to grow their income, but have a difficult time of it and sometimes wonder where to start ...

The SLO Media PCM Team

The SLO Media PCM Team
www.slo-pcm.com

25th July, 2022



To access the Customs Declaration Service, you'll need specialist software!
Move To The Customs Declaration Service To Continue Importing

HMRC has announced that the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight System will be closing soon ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

25th July, 2022



If you'd like a handholding session to help you switch over to the new Xero reports, then do get in touch!
Xero Reports: It'll Soon Be Time To Switch

Xero has recently added much more flexibility and customisation to their reporting system that you'll find useful ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

25th July, 2022



Slow and steady wins the race!
Top 10 Tips For The Tortoise That Wins The Networking Race

You may have set ambitious business goals, but creating genuine connections with people who can help achieve them takes time ...

Christine Nairne

Christine Nairne
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

21st July, 2022



We all want an engaged, motivated and satisfied workforce, don't we?
Lessons We Can All Learn From The Prime Minister's Resignation

Following the recent mass resignations from the Government, what lessons are there to be learned?

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

21st July, 2022



Flexibility is the key to successful office leasing

For businesses now making plans for the future the word 'flexibility' features strongly and Bucks Biz is here to help you ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
https://www.bucks-biz.co.uk

20th July, 2022



If you are subject to an HMRC enquiry, don't panic and deal with it in a timely manner!
HMRC Enquiries: What To Do When They Get In Touch!

I don't think anyone looks forward to a conversation with HMRC as their enquiries are both inconvenient and stressful ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

20th July, 2022



Disconnection in one area can leach into the others too!
The Loneliness Of The Independent Consultant

After the initial hype of starting your own consultancy, the weirdest thing can happen ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

20th July, 2022



To do networking right, build a personal brand that is authentic and trustworthy!
Why Networking Is Good For Your Personal Brand

Like your business brand, your personal brand isn't what you say it is. It's what other people say about you ...

Christine Nairne

Christine Nairne
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

19th July, 2022



Extreme weather is a regular occurrence now. Make sure your technology doesn't suffer!
Is Your Technology Getting Hot, Hot, Hot?

40 degrees? Well, I never! Not in mainland UK anyway. Maybe in Spain and definitely in the height of summer in India ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

19th July, 2022



Put a rocket under your prospecting with PCM Advamced!
Put A Rocket Under Your Prospecting!

When you're looking for new prospects, selecting a single profession in a specific location would be an amazing timesaver ...

The SLO Media PCM Team

The SLO Media PCM Team
www.slo-pcm.com

18th July, 2022



If you'd like to discover more about looking after your staff during spells of extreme weather, get in touch!
Looking After Your Staff During Spells Of Extreme Weather

Concerned about the extreme weather warnings? you may be wondering about maximum working temperatures ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

18th July, 2022



If your version is affected you must upgrade your Sage 50 Accounts software before 30th September 2022!
You May Need To Upgrade Your Sage 50 Soon

I've been informed by Sage that certain versions of Sage 50 Accounts software will stop working in the near future ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

18th July, 2022



The High Income Child Benefit Charge is designed to claw back child benefit!
High Income Child Benefit Charge May Cost You Your State Pension

HMRC is wondering why many taxpayers misinterpret the rules around the High Income Child Benefit Charge ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

14th July, 2022



If you're looking to grow your networks, PCM makes it quick and easy!
Are You Looking To Grow Your Networks?

We all want to grow our networks and regularly trawl Google and social media such as Linkedin looking for connections ...

The SLO Media PCM Team

The SLO Media PCM Team
www.slo-pcm.com

14th July, 2022

Small business owners can ill afford to chase every marketing opportunity, but business networking really does work!
Make The Most Of Any Marketing Opportunity

When you're looking for a good marketing opportunity, it might be tempting to try a little of everything ...

Christine Nairne

Christine Nairne
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

14th July, 2022

Why Choose Bucks Biz For Your New Serviced Office?

Bucks Biz operates across serviced offices at sites in Newport Pagnell, Denbigh and Bletchley, perfect for your new premises ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
https://www.bucks-biz.co.uk

13th July, 2022

The more business networking I do, the stronger my network has become!
Joining The World Of Business Networking

I’ve been business networking for nearly 20 years now and it’s easy to forget what a daunting experience it is ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

13th July, 2022