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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

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 Personal Contact Manager Do For You?

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

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo-pcm.com

25th October, 2021



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

We are entering the last few weeks of 2021 and what a year it has been. Nearly everyone had to make adjustments ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

25th October, 2021



Sage 50cloud v28 has been released, but don't rush to download it!
Sage 50cloud Accounts V28 Released

Sage has now released Sage 50cloud accounts, but I recommend clients not rush to download it yet ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

25th October, 2021



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

21st October, 2021



Copyright law in China, as in the UK, does not require any registration or notice!
Copyright Law In China: More Advanced Than You'd Think

Some in the West might assume that copyright law in China doesn't exist, but this is quite wrong ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

21st October, 2021



Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce the Autumn Budget 2021 on the 27th October!
Getting Ready For The Autumn Budget 2021

The Autumn Budget 2021 is next week, and the Government has been unveiling a number of plans for the future ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

21st October, 2021



HMRC Warns Us Again About Scammers

Business owners are being urged by HMRC to be careful of anyone approaching them claiming to be from them ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
www.bucks-biz.co.uk

20th October, 2021



Let's do some myth busting. Asking for help doesn't have to make us vulnerable!
Myth Busting: Asking For Help Makes You Vulnerable

''I give and give and give, but little comes back''. I hear this all the time from people who join networking groups ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

20th October, 2021



HMRC probably knows more about you financially than you do!
HMRC Is Collecting Information On You!

HMRC has many different sources of information that it can use to compile information about every UK taxpayer ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

20th October, 2021



Custom Emails are a fabulous core feature solving a common problem!
What Are Custom Emails And Why Are They Useful?

Having built my own digital marketing platform, I'm well versed in sending mailers to a list of people. It's a nightmare ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo-pcm.com

19th October, 2021



If you're at all worried about security in your business, then do get in touch!
Security, Security, Security!

I cannot emphasise it enough! Security is incredibly important when it comes to your computer systems ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

19th October, 2021



I wholeheartedly recommend Lucie Howard from LEO Bookkeeping Services!
Member Profile: Lucie Howard From Leo Bookkeeping Services

Lucie Howard from LEO Bookkeeping Services has always been a constant for me at BNI Sterling ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

18th October, 2021



Being an independent bookkeeper gives you flexible working hours and the ability to choose the companies you work for!
6 Things A New Bookkeeper Needs To Consider

Being an independent bookkeeper gives you flexible working hours and the ability to choose the companies you work for ...

Kerry Gibbs

Kerry Gibbs
blog.siliconbullet.com

18th October, 2021



Join Us This Wednesday At The BusComm Showcase
Join Us This Wednesday At The BusComm Showcase!

We're excited to be a part of the BusComm Showcase which is taking place this Wednesday 20th October ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

18th October, 2021



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

14th October, 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

14th October, 2021



An apprentice's contribution to a business can be priceless!
The Benefits Of Hiring An Apprentice

If you're thinking of hiring an apprentice, you'll know how they can benefit your small business in many ways ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

14th October, 2021



Do you apply the three levels of listening to own the room?
Three Levels Of Listening To Own The Room

I’ve been reading a book called Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

13th October, 2021



Thanks to the increase in the taxation of dividends, you're going to be paying more on your remuneration!
Increase In The Taxation Of Dividends

For many years, dividends have been taxed at a lower rate. This means taking a small salary and then dividends on top ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

13th October, 2021



Meet The Neighbours: Manny Garcia From One Stop Services

I had the pleasure of speaking to Manny Garcia from One Stop Services recently. Manny offers spray painting services ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
www.bucks-biz.co.uk

13th October, 2021



It's very easy to think your cybersecurity is good ... when actually it's nowhere near!
Cybersecurity: Are Your Documents And Emails Safe?

Are you aware that when you receive an email from someone you recognise, it might not be from who you think it is?

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

12th October, 2021



 I strongly recommend you speak to Ben Smith from Accuma Financial Planning!
Member Profile: Ben Smith From Accuma Financial Planning

When I first joined BNI Sterling, Ben Smith from Accuma Financial Planning was the very first 121 I had ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

12th October, 2021



Steven Spielberg is one of my three inspirational directors!
Three Inspirational Directors That Started Moviemaking Young

I want to share with you a very brief background on how three inspirational directors started out in moviemaking ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

12th October, 2021



I highly recommend BNI Sterling to any small business owner who wants more from their business networking!
Why I Love BNI Sterling And Why You Will Too

I've attended many business networking groups. but I was never a fan of lockout networking until I discovered BNI Sterling ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

11th October, 2021



Be very careful about any contact claiming to be from HMRC as there are a lot of scammers out there!
Anyone Can Be A Victim Of Scammers, Warns HMRC

HMRC is urging taxpayers to be cautious of anyone approaching them either online or off as they could be scammers ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

11th October, 2021



When the C79 form arrives I would double-check that the import VAT matches!
Postponed VAT, Import VAT And The C79 Form

I have had a few queries about postponed VAT and the C79 form from HMRC. Postponed VAT is not compulsory ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

11th October, 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 October, 2021



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

7th October, 2021



If you're heading to the continent in your car, the rules around number plate stickers has changed!
GB Number Plate Stickers No Longer Valid Abroad

Any British motorist venturing outside the UK with their car should now remove any old style GB number plate stickers ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

7th October, 2021



Taking The Leap: From Kitchen Table To Serviced Office

Did you know that many of the world's largest corporations started at home? Tech giants such as Apple all started off in garages ...

Bucks Biz

Bucks Biz
www.bucks-biz.co.uk

6th October, 2021



Networking skills can be as simple as inviting someone to a group to meet others!
Networking Skills: Invite People To Join You

Networking skills, as you know from your own experiences, are about building lasting business relationships ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

6th October, 2021



The SLO Personal Contact Manager is the perfect solution for anyone who is self-employed, a small business owner or a solo entrepreneur!
Organise And Reach Out To Everyone You Know

We're pleased to tell you about the SLO Personal Contact Manager, or just PCM to its friends. It's a special kind of CRM ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo-pcm.com

5th October, 2021



If you'd like to discover how to set up a movie-making after school club with Sparks Olney support, get in touch!
Add Movie-Making To Your After School Clubs

Looking to add a new session to your after school clubs, which is fun and creative? How about a movie-making course?

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

5th October, 2021



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

5th October, 2021



I strongly recommend speaking to a tax adviser about any Non-Taxable Trust that isn't already registered!
Important Changes To The Reporting Of Non-Taxable Trusts

New rules mean that Non-Taxable Trusts can register via HMRC's Trust Registration Service, and the deadline has been set ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

4th October, 2021



You'll have a great experience leasing your next vehicle through Chris Raubach at Bond Vehicle Leasing!
Member Profile: Chris Raubach From Bond Vehicle Leasing

When you meet Chris Raubach in person, he has a very imposing presence yet has the ability to put anyone at ease ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

4th October, 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

4th October, 2021



Making Tax Digital for Income Tax has been delayed until 2024!
UK Delays Making Tax Digital for Income Tax

The Government's plan to introduce Making Tax Digital for Income Tax has been delayed for another year ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

4th October, 2021



Networking works for both business to business AND business to consumer!
Networking Isn’t Just For Business To Business

Many people think that business networking is for companies that want to sell to other businesses ...

Christine Nairne

Christine Nairne
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

30th September, 2021



Media monitoring allows companies and individuals to track subject matters across broadcasts, the internet, social media and even print!
What Is Media Monitoring?

You may have heard about 'Media Monitoring', but do you know what it means, or what it’s for?

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

30th September, 2021



COVID-19 Support Schemes are ending today!
COVID-19 Support Schemes Are Ending Today

It's the last day of September 2021, and, as publicised, the Government are ending all their COVID-19 support schemes ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

30th September, 2021



Will You Be Self-Employed Soon?

Many experts are saying that this year, 2021, really is the ideal time to become self-employed ...

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www.bucks-biz.co.uk

29th September, 2021



'Garbage In Garbage Out' applies just as well to Referral Marketing!
Referrals: Have You Heard Of 'Garbage In Garbage Out'?

It's not a term I've heard recently. I remember being introduced to it at the same time I started using databases ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

29th September, 2021



For any expat landlord living out of the country, penalties can be extreme!
Expat Landlords Disclose Undeclared Rental Income

There are many expat landlords who moved from the UK and have let out their UK property without declaring income ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

29th September, 2021



The big copper switch off is happening soon!
Are You Ready For The Big Copper Switch Off?

PSTN, ISDN2e, ISDN30e, IP and VoIP. What does it all mean and how will it affect you if you don't plan for the big copper switch off?

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

28th September, 2021



I've seen The Arches Theatre flood many times over they years, but never as bad as it did in 1951!
We’re Entering Flood Season At The Arches Theatre!

The weather seems to have turned these last few days as we enter autumn. The Arches Theatre may flood soon ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

28th September, 2021



As soon as I need something printing, I'll be speaking to Tom Pace from Able Print!
Member Profile: Tom Pace From Able Print

Whenever I see Tom Pace from Able Print arrive at one of our weekly meetings, I always admire how smart he looks ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

27th September, 2021



Relatively new businesses looking for investment can use tax-relief schemes like SEIS and EIS!
Tax-Relief Schemes Make Startups A Better Investment Proposition

Business owners are interested in their own tax affairs, but they should consider the tax position of any investors ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

27th September, 2021



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

27th September, 2021



How does the Fair Use doctrine apply if you want to use other people's copyrighted work?
The Fair Use Doctrine

We have discussed the justifications for copyright and why it is still relevant. This week, we talk about the fair use doctrine ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

23rd September, 2021



Tax gap impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to be shown for the 2020/21 tax year!
HMRC Says The Tax Gap Remains Low

In their latest Measuring Tax Gaps bulletin, HMRC has estimated the 2019/20 tax gap at just 5.3% ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

23rd September, 2021



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

23rd September, 2021



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
www.bucks-biz.co.uk

22nd September, 2021



Company pension contributions are a great way to extract income from your business long-term!
The Benefits Of Company Pension Contributions

If you're looking to extract profits from your limited company, salary and dividends are the usual way to go ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

22nd September, 2021



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

22nd September, 2021



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-pcm.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