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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

This could be you, just after you've hit the prospect button, waiting for PCM+ Prospector Edition to return a bunch of new contacts!
Finding New Prospects Just Became Really Easy!

When you're looking for new prospects, being able to select a profession in a specific location would be an amazing timesaver ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

21st September, 2021



If you're a budding filmmakers Aged 9 To 14 then come and join us at Sparks Olney!
Sparks Olney: Calling All Budding Filmmakers Aged 9 To 14

I am absolutely delighted to be bringing a brand-new opportunity to young people who have a passion for filmmaking ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

21st September, 2021



When it comes to IP Telephony, you can't rely on your IT guys to get it right!
IP Telephony: It’s Not The Same As IT And WiFi

Virtually all computers, laptops, phones, WiFi hardware, CCTV, and numerous other devices have an IP address ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

21st September, 2021



It's never too early to have a will, but it can be too late!
Member Profile: Angela Stokes From Angela Jane Will Writing

One of the first people I had a 121 with when I first joined BNI Sterling was Angela Stokes from Angela Jane Will Writing ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

20th September, 2021



Burnout in the workplace really can affect your bottom line!
Recognising Burnout In The Workplace

Burnout in the workplace is being talked about more, and many employers want to manage the impacts of it ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

20th September, 2021



Bank feeds in Xero are a good thing, but you need to be careful!
Bank Feeds In Xero

The beauty of modern cloud accounting systems is many of them link to your bank and allow you to download transactions ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

20th September, 2021



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

16th September, 2021



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

16th September, 2021



All claims for the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme must be submitted by the 31st of December 2021!
Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Ends Soon!

The Government's Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS) will finish at the end of this month ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

16th September, 2021



Are You Thinking About A Serviced Office In Milton Keynes?

Lots of businesses started during lockdown. If you're looking for a serviced office in Milton Keynes, we'd recommend Bucks Biz ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
www.bucks-biz.co.uk

15th September, 2021



Marketers may prefer social meda, but referral marketing still gives the best results!
Marketing Statistics For New And Seasoned Solo Consultant

If we learnt one thing from our response to the pandemic, it was how important other people are to our wellbeing ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

15th September, 2021



Overview Of The Health And Social Care Levy

The controversial Health & Social Care Levy was passed by MPs last week. Many politicians are calling it the Care Tax ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

15th September, 2021



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.uk.com

14th September, 2021



We love our smartphones as they've become incredibly powerful devices!
What Do You Use Your Smartphone For?

The increasing number of messages and notifications I get on my smartphone, all day every day is rising rapidly ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

14th September, 2021



If you are interested in volunteering at The Arches Theatre, please get in touch!
Volunteer At The Arches Theatre Next Summer

The Arches Theatre team do a fantastic job throughout the year, but we couldn't run the summer shows without volunteers ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

14th September, 2021



If I was looking for a new accountant, I would seriously consider choosing Sarah Kite from Cottons Accountants!
Member Profile: Sarah Kite From Cottons Accountants

Sarah Kite from Cottons Accountants really is the epitome of someone who was determined to make a success of her career ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

13th September, 2021



I'm excited to be speaking at GROW Live 2021 from the 15th to the 17th of September!
I'm Speaking At Grow Live 2021

I'm excited to be speaking at GROW Live 2021 next week. I’ll be joined by thirty-eight other experts ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

13th September, 2021



If you're returning to work and need a little help with your childcare costs, then HMRC can offer you a top-up!
HMRC Can Help With Childcare Costs

With schools returning soon, HMRC is reminding families to ensure they claim Tax-Free Childcare if they're eligible ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

13th September, 2021



To be safe, creators must license the content they wish to display!
Do You Use Other People's Content In Your Own Videos?

If you're a content creator, you may source clips from YouTube to re-enforce the messages in your videos ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

9th September, 2021



Don't be afraid of doing your 60-seconds. We're a friendly bunch at BNI Sterling and we only want you to succeed!
Don't Be Afraid Of Your 60-seconds!

When I talk to visitors who are out networking for the first time, they all say the same thing about doing their 60-seconds ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

9th September, 2021



The Health & Social Care Levy will soon become law meaning an increase of 1.25% on National Insurance costs!
What Is The Health & Social Care Levy?

As Parliament has just voted for the proposed Health & Social Care Levy, I thought I'd explain what it is ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

9th September, 2021



Looking For An Office To Rent In Milton Keynes?

When you're looking for a serviced office to rent in Milton Keynes, take a look at what Bucks Biz has to offer ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
www.bucks-biz.co.uk

8th September, 2021



If you're wondering whether you should refer someone, why not just ask?
Second Guessing Can Cost You Referrals

It's fair to say that a large proportion of potential referrals to good people running great businesses are missed ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

8th September, 2021



The Inheritance Tax Residence Nil-Rate Band is a very valuable relief!
Inheritance Tax Residence Nil-Rate Band

Many people are not aware of the Residence Nil-Rate Band for Inheritance Tax. This is a very valuable relief ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

8th September, 2021



The SLO Contact Manager was written by a small business owner for small business owners! You're going to love it!
What Can The New SLO Contact Manager Do For You?

In a recent blog post, I talked about the reasons I created the SLO Contact Manager. Now here's why you should use it ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

7th September, 2021



What an amazing six weeks it has been at the Arches Theatre this summer!
And That’s A Wrap For The Arches Theatre 2021 Season!

Our summer season of live shows at the Arches Theatre is now over for another year. What an amazing six weeks ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

7th September, 2021



One way to keep an eye on your mobile phone apps is by having antivirus or security software on your device!
How Safe Are Mobile Phone Apps?

Thousands of mobile phone apps are uploaded to Google and Apple AppStore on a daily basis ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

7th September, 2021



Selling? Buying? Relocating? David Kutas of Danelaw Real Estate is the person you need representing you!
Member Profile: David Kutas Of Danelaw Real Estate

If you're looking for an estate agent to sell your home then David Kutas of Danelaw Real Estate is who you need ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

6th September, 2021



McVitie's Jaffa Cakes are legally considered a cake and not a biscuit!
The Ongoing Saga of VAT And Jaffa Cakes

It's my opinion that you should never assume anything with VAT. You're probably thinking of Jaffa Cakes ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

6th September, 2021



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

6th September, 2021



There are many different ways to spend your money when you're running a small business, so why invest in business networking?
Why Choose Business Networking?

There are many different ways to spend your money when you're running a small business, so why invest in business networking?

Christine Nairne

Christine Nairne
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

2nd September, 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

2nd September, 2021



The contactless payments limit is to be increased and although hugely convenient, may be a thief's dream!
Contactless Payments Limit Increases From the 15th Of October

The contactless payments limit is to be increased and although hugely convenient, may be a thief's dream ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

2nd September, 2021



Is It Time To Get Back To The Office?

We read an interesting article from a firm of accountants in Milton Keynes, so thought you may be interested in their views ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
www.bucks-biz.co.uk

1st September, 2021



If you're moving into a new market and looking for referrals, then be patient!
Referrals: Be Patient!

I've been networking for my business for many years now and observed and worked with people from all sorts of industries ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

1st September, 2021



If you're wondering if HMRC will find out about your rental income, they will!
Methods HMRC Uses To Find Out About Rental Properties

One of the commonest questions I get asked about rental properties is how HMRC will discover a landlord's income ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

1st September, 2021



Put a rocket under your prospecting with PCM+Prospector!
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 ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

31st August, 2021



Downtime Vs Down Time: Are we damaging ourselves in favour of our technology?
Downtime Vs Down Time

In today's technological world, there is an urgency to have all systems up and running 24 hours of the day, seven days a week ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

31st August, 2021



Sparks Arts Olney’s Film Maker Course is open to anyone between ages 9 and 14!
Join Sparks Olney’s Film Maker Course This September

After the success of our filmmaking summer school, the team at Sparks Olney is launching their weekly film classes ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

31st August, 2021



Attention to detail is key with holidays and Marco Williams will definitely get you sorted!
Member Profile: Marco Williams Of Not Just Travel

When you first meet Marco, you notice is that he's very calm. Probably because he gets plenty of holidays ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

30th August, 2021



If you're used to going on a booze cruise to stock up, everything changed on the 1st January 2021!
Have You Been Missing Your Booze Cruises This Year?

The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on the 1st of January 2021 so a booze cruise is now costly ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

30th August, 2021



Making Tax Digital for Income Tax is rolling out at some point. Is your account package ready for it?
Making Tax Digital For Income Tax

I reviewed someone's bookkeeping system as they were concerned about Making Tax Digital for Income Tax ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

30th August, 2021



I highly recommend you visit BNI Sterling soon!
BNI Sterling: What To Expect When You Visit A Meeting

Many people see BNI as a stuffy network of old men in suits, but the truth is that BNI Sterling is far from that ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

26th August, 2021



As of September 2020, the Berne Convention has 179 signatories!
Sources Of Copyright Law: The Berne Convention

Despite copyright being territorial in nature, the UK's intellectual property laws are influenced by different sources ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

26th August, 2021



When you're starting a business, speak to an account first as the advice you get will be priceless!
Starting A Business? Speak To An Accountant

When starting a business, the initial costs put many off, but speaking to an accountant will pay dividends ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

26th August, 2021



5 Things To Consider If You're Looking For An Office

Now that the pandemic restrictions have mostly ended, the United Kingdom is getting back to business ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
www.bucks-biz.co.uk

25th August, 2021



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

25th August, 2021



Setting up as a consultant freelancer is an attractive model for many professionals!
Tips For The Start-up Consultant Freelancer

As an independent consultant freelancer, one of the ways I stay out of trouble is to know my own limitations ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

25th August, 2021



If you value your time then you need a technology partner like me!
Two Hours On Hold! How Much Is Your Time Worth?

Whatever type of business you are, you need technology. Your company will need broadband, computers and comms ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

24th August, 2021



Robin Hood at the Arches Theatre was an absolute laugh a minute!
The Arches Theatre: Rain Did Not Stop Play!

Our motto at The Arches Theatre is that the show will go on whatever the weather, and we certainly didn't let the rain stop play ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

24th August, 2021



If you're feeling overwhelmed with doing everything yourself, if you're frustrated with your underperforming business, speak to Kirsty Parris!
Member Profile: Kirsty Parris Of Andromeda Business Consulting

Having been in business for over 20 years, you would expect Kirsty Parris to know a thing or two about helping people ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

23rd August, 2021



Use whichever account codes you like within reason, but be consistent!
Which Account Codes Should I Use?

It is very common for new bookkeepers and business owners to agonise long and hard about which account codes to use ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

23rd August, 2021



Small business owners are worrying about late payments as they try to recover from the pandemic!
Late Payments Stifle SME Funding Access

Many small business owners have major concerns about their access to finance over the next few years ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

23rd August, 2021



Like hyperlinking, framing can also cause copyright infringement, whether intentional or not!
Copyright Infringement Via Content Framing

Last week we spoke about copyright infringement by hyperlinking. Now we're looking at framing and embedding ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

19th August, 2021



Going green is good for the planet and also good for business!
Going Green Is Good For The Planet But Is It Good For Your Business?

Going green is high on the agenda, so I asked Jacky Sherman, chair of the Green Business Network to write a guest post ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

19th August, 2021



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

18th August, 2021



It's amazing how aha moments can just appear out of nowhere!
Aha Moments: Who Needs Them?

There I was, on my first day of a brand new course, eager and keen to learn how to be a trainer. As usual, I was a bit nervous ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

18th August, 2021

Ransomware is not going away so you must ensure your networks are protected!
Ransomware Is Not Going Away!

There are more reports of hackers getting into networks, stealing data and/or encrypting data and holding the business to ransom ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

17th August, 2021

What a great weekend we had at the Arches!
Theatre Is Still Very Much Alive At The Arches

Kicking the Arches weekend off on Friday was Alistair Brammer and his concert called The Magic of Musical Theatre ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

17th August, 2021

Alison Hughes works for Kim George Financial Planning, an Associate Partner Practice of St James's Place!
Member Profile: Alison Hughes Of Kim George Financial Planning

Always happy, always smiling, always ready to help. Those are my impressions when I think of the delightful Alison Hughes ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

16th August, 2021