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Being able to reach out means having good data, and good data means you need a good database!
Good Data Really Is Good For Business

We’re all facing a little economic gloom at the moment. The first thing a lot of businesses do is cut their outgoings ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

25th November, 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

24th November, 2022



We can't be sure planned power cuts will happen, so it's worth having a plan for your business, just in case they do!
Your Business And The National Grid's Planned Power Cuts

I've had a couple of clients call me asking about the planned power cuts that National Grid said may happen ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

24th November, 2022



Are You Frustrated With Working From Your Kitchen Table?

It was recently reported that the rate of employees quitting their 9-5 was growing dramatically across the UK ...

Bucks Biz

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

23rd November, 2022



Capital Gains Tax may be payable on assets when you divorce!
Capital Gains Tax On Divorce

Are you going through a divorce? Be conscious of the Capital Gains Tax consequences of your split ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

23rd November, 2022



If you think your referral network is asleep, then it may be time to wake them up!
The Two Reasons Your Referral Network Is Asleep

I'm in the process of reviewing my close referral network from the thousands of people I have in my database ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

23rd November, 2022



Your firewall is an incredibly important device that protects your business networks!
Firewalls: Test, Test And Test Again!

What do your IT systems, servers, IP telephone systems, network-connected mobile phones all have in common?

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

22nd November, 2022



We'd love your budding filmmaker to join us at Sparks Arts Olney!
Filmmaking Sessions At Sparks Arts Olney

With Christmas around the corner, Sparks Arts Olney has the ideal present for the 8 to 14-year-old filmmakers in your life ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

22nd November, 2022



An employee retention strategy is important for ensuring your staff continue to work for you!
How Can Employers Avoid Losing Staff?

So many employers had to adapt at speed to the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

21st November, 2022



When it comes to effective bookkeeping, there are easier ways to work than entering everything twice!
Effective Bookkeeping: Do You Do Everything Twice?

Are you a bookkeeper who has exclusive access to a company's software or do you have clients who also get involved?

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

21st November, 2022



Our Autumn Budget 2022 summary provides an invaluable update for you and will help you get to grips with the announcements!
Get Our Autumn Budget 2022 Summary

Yesterday, new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt undertook the third fiscal statement in as many months ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

18th November, 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

17th November, 2022



YourPCM is exclusively for UK small business owners and at its very heart is the centralised contact database that gets you organised!
YourPCM And The Art Of Getting Organised

With the economy in a sorry state, it looks like 2023 is going to be a tough year for all UK small business owners ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

17th November, 2022



Looking To Downsize Your Premises In 2023?

It's sad that the cost of living is increasing rapidly with the price of utilities going up and rents increasing in line with inflation ...

Bucks Biz

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

16th November, 2022



As always, when it comes to Inheritance Tax, good record keeping on your part keeps HMRC happy!
Inheritance Tax: Gifts Out Of Income A Very Valuable Relief

Out of all the tax reliefs and exemptions, probably the most generous of them all is this Inheritance Tax exemption ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

16th November, 2022



You can build a business network without attending loads of stuffy breakfast meetings!
How To Build A Business Network Without Going Networking

Is it possible to build a business network without going networking? Yes it is, and here's how you can do it quite easily ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

16th November, 2022



Don't let the santa scammers get you this Christmas! Be careful of any email or text message you receive!
Christmas Is Coming So Beware!

This is the time of year when we should all be preparing to wind down, and make plans for the Christmas vacation...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

15th November, 2022



Why not join us at a free taster session? We meet every Sunday at The East Street Community Centre in Olney between 10am and 12pm!
The Perfect Christmas Gift For Young Filmmakers

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for that young filmmaker in your life, then look no further thank Sparks Arts Olney ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

15th November, 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

14th November, 2022



Categories for qualifying for R&D Tax Relief will extend to include data sets and cloud computing and pure maths!
Significant Changes To R&D Tax Reliefs From April 2023

HMRC has published draft legislation to amend R&D Tax Reliefs following a consultation that began in 2020 ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

14th November, 2022



If you spend an excessive amount of time on Google, YourPCM Search is the perfect tool for you!
Your Next New Client Could Be Just A Few Clicks Away

What if your business needs to find new clients? Word of mouth is the best way, but have you thought about cold outreach?

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

11th November, 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

10th November, 2022



The adoption of EVs is growing rapidly and now may be the time to look at it seriously!
Offering Electric Vehicles To Your Employees

The cost of living crisis is increasing inflation dramatically right now and it's never far away from the front pages ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

10th November, 2022



Are You Looking For A New Office In 2023?

It's nearly the end of 2022 and many micro-business are thinking about the new year and how they can improve their fortunes ...

Bucks Biz

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

9th November, 2022



In my case study blog post this week, I'd like to introduce you to Laura Askew of Criticalis!
Case Study: The Transition From Technician To Leader

If you’re highly skilled and technical, it can come as a shock to discover other skills you need to run your own business ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

9th November, 2022



Startups can find it challenging to raise money, but EIS and SEIS can help!
An Overview Of The Benefits Of EIS And SEIS

Even though the economy seems to be in a bit of a state, now is a great time to set up a new company in the UK ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

9th November, 2022



Call in a technology specialist who has been around since the 90s to offer the best advice!
Are You Ready For December 2025?

Openreach, the network arm of BT PLC is switching off certain types of lines on the PSTN network ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

8th November, 2022



If you'd like to discover more about trailer stage hire or portable staging hire, then get in touch!
Stage Hire For This Festive Season

Looking for a stage to hire for your Christmas event? Then look no further than David Pibworth Stage Hire ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

8th November, 2022



Knowing what records you need to keep will help you make the right decision on which bookkeeping package is right for you!
Simple Bookkeeping: Which Package Should I Use?

In its simplest form, bookkeeping is just about keeping records of what you have sold and what you have bought ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

7th November, 2022



HMRC send the letters in late October 2022, so be sure to take a look for any brown envelopes in your correspondence!
HMRC Nudge Letters To Persons Of Significant Control

HMRC are sending out letters again, this time to Persons of Significant Control for a UK company ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

7th November, 2022



When you want to get organised, YourPCM should be at the top of your list!
Get Organised And Don't Forget Your Existing Clients

A recession is coming and it’s going to get tough for UK small business owners. We need to get organised ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

4th November, 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

3rd November, 2022



Explore the open banking options available to you with card payments as soon as you can switch!
Rising Card Payment Costs And How To Mitigate Them

The bottom line of businesses is being squeezed, especially in the face of rising card payment fees ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

3rd November, 2022



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

2nd November, 2022



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

2nd November, 2022



HMRC is right in warning taxpayers about the effects of residential property valuation rises on ATED liabilities!
HMRC Is Writing To Companies About ATED Valuations

Once again, HMRC has started a letter-writing campaign, this time about the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

2nd November, 2022



The cloud is made up of millions of servers, housed in datacentres around the world!
My Cloud, Your Cloud, Who's Cloud Is It Anyway?

When it comes to understanding the cloud, people get confused easily, and rightly so. However, it is a brilliant concept ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

1st November, 2022



Join us on Sunday the 6th of November at Sparks Arts Olney!
Choose Your Role At Sparks Arts Olney

At Sparks Arts Olney, we teach our young film crew all the skills and elements needed to put together a fantastic film ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

1st November, 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

31st October, 2022



From 2023, penalty points vary according to the frequency of VAT returns!
Prepare For Upcoming Changes To VAT Penalties

Before the pandemic hit, the Government announced that it would change penalties and interest for VAT purposes ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

31st October, 2022



YourPCM really is a trilogy in four parts!
YourPCM: It's A Trilogy In Four Parts

If you're a regular reader of our blog, then you'll know that we're very proud of the trifecta of functionality that YourPCM has ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

28th October, 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

27th October, 2022



If we don't have positive signals soon then the public won't get behind Rishi Sunak!
Can Rishinomics Repair The UK Economy?

I have to admire Rishi Sunak for taking on the job of Prime Minister as the country grapples with all sorts of challenges ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

27th October, 2022



Returning Customers? At Bucks Biz We Love Them!

It's always heartening when businesses that started life at Bucks Biz come back to us. Our Flexibility is always the key ...

Bucks Biz

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

26th October, 2022



Companies House has been sending out letters to overseas entities that own UK property using the land registry address!
The New Register Of Overseas Entities

The Register for Overseas Entities (RoE) launched on the 1st of August 2022. Registrations must be finalised soon ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

26th October, 2022



I want to introduce you to Paul Simpson, Owner and MD of Tax Assist Market Harborough!
Case Study: When Should I Use A Coach Or Mentor?

The simple answer to the question of when should I use a coach or mentor is right from the word go ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

26th October, 2022



The Internet of Things is growing exponentially!
What Is The Internet Of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a phrase that more people are starting to know, but few understand ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

25th October, 2022



Save the date for Summer 2023 at The Arches Theatre!
The Arches Theatre: Save The Date!

The team at The Arches Theatre are busy putting together our 6th summer of fantastic live theatre and music ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

25th October, 2022



You'll be amazed at how useful my bookkeeping handholding service can be!
Do You Know About My Bookkeeping Handholding Service?

Bookkeeping can be a lonely pastime. You'll definitely benefit from my Bookkeeping Handholding Service ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

24th October, 2022



If you're a small business owner, talking to the Business Godparent in confidence can take a huge weight off your mind!
Small Business Owners Feel They Have Nobody To Confide In

It's shocking to learn that two-thirds of small business owners feel they can't talk to anyone in confidence ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

24th October, 2022



An affiliate scheme, proper record locking and tons of new security are all live now on YourPCM!
Upgrades A-Plenty For YourPCM

We're constantly working on YourPCM to enhance our platform and we recently added some very positive new features ...

The YourPCM Growth Team

The YourPCM Growth Team
www.yourpcm.uk

21st October, 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

20th October, 2022



The Chancellor has also asked Government departments to find efficiencies within their budgets!
The New Chancellor Reverses Emergency Budget 2022

The new chancellor has set out his medium-term plan measures and u-turned almost everything ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

20th October, 2022



Looking For An Office To Rent In Newport Pagnell?

If you're looking for an office to rent in Newport Pagnell then Bucks Biz should be at the very top of your list ...

Bucks Biz

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

19th October, 2022



The country's economic reality has been recognised, and Jeremy Hunt has been appointed to improve it!
Where Are We Now With The Mini Budget?

Jeremy Hunt has pretty much reversed everything Kwasi Kwarteng announced on the 23rd of September ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

19th October, 2022



Dr Carmen Hijosa made a connection! She developed Pinatex from the throwaway tops of pineapples as a replacement for leather!
Make Connections And See What Emerges!

I love to make connections; both between people and between ideas, and seeing what will emerge ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

19th October, 2022



David Pibworth Stage Hire is here to help!
Christmas Stage Hire And Panto Props

If you are busy organising an event for Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas, then David Pibworth Stage Hire can help ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

18th October, 2022

When it comes to technology, think as a business not as a consumer!
Technology: Stay Ahead Of The Game

The first rule of technology purchases is always to ask if it enhances or hampers your business ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

18th October, 2022

Find out more about the Business Godparent by downloading our PDF!
The Business Godparent Newsletter Autumn 2022

Welcome to the 15th edition of The Business Godparent. We need to be there to support each other, so do reach out ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

17th October, 2022

There are different ways to claim expenses from your business, but you must keep the receipts!
Claim Expenses From Your Own Business

When you are a business owner, especially in the early days, it can be convenient to claim expenses personally ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

17th October, 2022