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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

Bar Bar Black Sheep is pleased to be the only stockists of Redemption Roast Custom Blend in town!
Discover The Magic Beans At Bar Bar Black Sheep

As an award winning social enterprise, Bar Bar Black Sheep is committed to using the best products from socially responsible suppliers ...

Danny Quinn

Danny Quinn
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

27th March, 2020



Our client was astonished with the results she got with Arbonne RE9 Advanced Brightening!
Astonishing Results with Arbonne RE9 Advanced Brightening!

We were heartened to hear the results one of our clients is getting with the Arbonne RE9 Advanced Brightening range ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa
blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

27th March, 2020



In the summer, we can open the big doors and extend our restaurant into the great outdoors. Perfect for private events!
Are You Looking For A Great Venue For Your Private Event?

We're thrilled that so many people want to hold private events at the Potterspury House Restaurant ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House
blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

27th March, 2020



So, what makes one person more productive than others?  There are many ways of explaining this!
What Makes One Person More Productive Than Others?

German workers could clock off on Thursday afternoon and still produce as much as British workers do in a full week's work ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby
www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

26th March, 2020



It's been more difficult this week, but I'm sure you'll agree there are still many reasons to be cheerful!
Reasons To Be Cheerful - Part Two!

This week's reasons to be cheerful has been harder to write as I have seen the best and worst of human nature ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens
blog.dramatictrainingsolutions.com

26th March, 2020



Many questions remain about the UK's new Job Retention Scheme!
COVID-19: The UK's New Job Retention Scheme

Recently, the most common questions I've been getting from my clients have been about the Job Retention Scheme ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

26th March, 2020



Get back to basics and reach out to your network! How can you help them? How can they help you?
Back To Basics: Make It Easier For People To Refer You

We’re in a countrywide lockdown and some companies are not going to make it. That could be someone you know ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

25th March, 2020



A And A Gas Service And Covid-19

Following the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, A&A Gas Service are taking precautions to help manage risk ...

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www.aandagas.co.uk

25th March, 2020



If you need Time To Pay due to the Coronavirus having an impact on your business, HMRC can help!
HMRC Time To Pay Arrangements To Help Taxpayers With Coronavirus

Time To Pay (TTP) arrangements extend payment deadlines for taxpayers in financial distress due to Coronavirus ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

25th March, 2020



We will do whatever we can to keep the shows going at the Arches Theatre this August and September!
Coronavirus And The Arches Theatre 2020 Season

With the Coronavirus outbreak, we at The Arches Theatre are unsure of the future and what will happen to our little theatre ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

24th March, 2020



5 Ways We Can Help If You Need To Self-Isolate

For Extra Help it's business as usual, and we're all on standby, ready to help our clients cope during these uncertain times ...

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www.extra-help.co.uk

24th March, 2020



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

With the spread of COVID-19 around the country, it's sad to see the impact it's having on businesses of all kinds right now ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

23rd March, 2020



The Government is releasing updates to their COVID-19 strategy all the time! Subscribe to our mailing list for the latest news!
COVID-19: Latest Government Announcements - 23rd March, 2020

Last Friday, Rishi Sunak unveiled the largest direct state intervention in the economy since World War 2 ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

23rd March, 2020



Is your payroll ready for the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage increases in April?
The National Minimum Wage Increases In April

Legislation keeps on moving and on the 1st A‌pr‌il 2020, the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increases ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

23rd March, 2020



In light of the current circumstances, we have been forced to make some hard decisions!
Bar Bar Black Sheep, BSC And COVID-19

In light of the current circumstances, we have been forced to make some hard decisions over the last few days ...

Black Sheep Collective

Black Sheep Collective
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

20th March, 2020



The Government is releasing updates to their COVID-19 strategy all the time! Subscribe to our mailing list for the latest news!
Urgent COVID-19 Updates For Businesses - 19th March, 2020

During this very tricky time for business, we want all of our clients to know that we are here to help you ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

19th March, 2020



Dispite the current Coronavirus outbreak, I'm sure you'll agree there are many reasons to be cheerful!
Reasons To Be Cheerful - Part One!

I am a big fan of The Walking Dead. So much so that my family has a zombie apocalypse survival plan ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens
blog.dramatictrainingsolutions.com

19th March, 2020



There are 3 main ways to conduct improvements according to ISO 9001!
ISO 9001 : Improvement

In this series of blog posts, I will be taking a look at the main sections of ISO 9001, what they are, why they are important ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby
blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

19th March, 2020



Boiler Repairs And Happy Homeowners!

We had a call yesterday from a slightly panicked homeowner who desperately needed their boiler repaired ...

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www.aandagas.co.uk

18th March, 2020



A strategy of collaboration in adversity will help see us all through!
Collaboration In Adversity

We’re all in for tough times over the next few months so how do we implement collaboration in adversity?

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

18th March, 2020



A new Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge will apply from 1st April 2021 for non-UK buyers!
Stamp Duty Land Tax: Surcharge For Non Resident Purchasers

The Chancellor has confirmed a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge coming into effect on the 1st April 2021 ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

18th March, 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

17th March, 2020



Extra Help Services Now Available In Bedford

The end of 2019 was a period of growth for Extra Help. One of those franchisees is Siobhan Deane, of Extra Help Bedford ...

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www.extra-help.co.uk

17th March, 2020



Our News Searching Add-On Service finds useful and relevant content for you to share out!
News Searching: A Closer Look At Our Add-On Service

Our news searching add-on service finds content that may be of interest to your connections, but we validate it for you first ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

16th March, 2020



When it comes to information on Coronavirus, I prefer to listen to professionals!
Coronavirus: Curveballs, Advice And Help For Businesses

Life regularly throws us a curveball, and by Jove, the UK is having a few this year; Brexit, floods and The Coronavirus ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

16th March, 2020



Hubdoc will be available in Xero from 18th March 2020!
Hubdoc Is Coming To Xero!

From 18th March 2020, Hubdoc will be included for no extra charge in Xero Starter, Standard and premium plans ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

16th March, 2020



This black sheep actors workshop will help you to master monologues!
Black Sheep Actors Workshop: Mastering Monologues And Duologues

Due to popular demand, we have another Black Sheep Actors Workshop planned for Sunday 29th March ...

Georgia Tillery-Randak

Georgia Tillery-Randak
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

13th March, 2020



Potterspury House Restaurant head chef Mark created a delicious buffet lunch enjoyed be all!
MP Hosts Lunch At The Potterspury House Restaurant

MP Andrea Leadsom was the star attraction hosting a business lunch at the Potterspury House Restaurant ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House
blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

13th March, 2020



Budget 2020 announced a considerable increase in public spending and a thorough shoring up of the economy!
Budget 2020: What Did The New Chancellor Announce?

We've had a new Prime Minister and a General Election. We now have Budget 2020. Was it worth the wait?

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

12th March, 2020



The power of why is the way to stay motivated!
The Power Of Why

Ever look at your to-do list in despair? Ever feel like you're wading through treacle? If so, you need to understand the power of why ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby
www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

12th March, 2020



If you want to be a conscious listener, you have to let go of the need to be right!
Top Tips On How To Be A Conscious Listener

Let go of your attachment to being right, and your mind becomes more open. You can benefit from other viewpoints ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens
blog.dramatictrainingsolutions.com

12th March, 2020



Entrepreneurs' Relief could be available when you own, then sell, your company's premises!
Entrepreneurs' Relief: Do You Charge Your Company Rent?

It's common for directors to own their business premises. This is because it's sometimes cheaper to buy than to rent ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

11th March, 2020



Why Homeowners Are Moving Their Heating Cover Plan To A&A Gas

Whenever we're called out to new customers' homes, we'll always talk to them about our Heating Cover Plan ...

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www.aandagas.co.uk

11th March, 2020



I've always known that the venue is on a flood plain, but it was a real shock seeing The Arches Theatre under so much water!
The Arches Theatre: The Great Flood Of 1951

Last week I shared a picture of The Arches Theatre during the floods in 1951 on social media. It got so many good reactions ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

10th March, 2020



New Extra Help Franchise Launches In Bath And Warminster

This week, I'd like to introduce Rose Ogborn and her son Chris. Their Extra Help franchise serves Bath and Warminster ...

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www.extra-help.co.uk

10th March, 2020



Our blog mailer add-on can achieve a better open/click rate than MailChimp!
Blog Mailers: A Closer Look At Our Add-On Service

Email is a staple part of any marketing plan and our Blog Mailer Add-On Service is an easy way to get in your contacts' inboxes...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

9th March, 2020



Watch out for my special Budget 2020 blog post on Thursday!
Budget 2020: My Predictions For An Interesting Announcement

Rishi Sunak will announce Budget 2020 on Wednesday and we can expect some interesting announcements ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

9th March, 2020



Bookkeeping for garages with GSLite and Sage 50 can be complicated, but we can help save you a lot of time!
Bookkeeping For Garages Using Sage

Recently, I have been helping a local garage to improve their use of their Sage 50 bookkeeping software ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

9th March, 2020



You can both enjoy our special Mother's Day offer at Cloud 9 Spa!
A Special Mother's Day Offer From Cloud 9 Spa

Are you looking for something special to do with your mum before Mother's Day? We've got the perfect thing ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa
blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

6th March, 2020



We have to remember to be human if we're selling to humans!
If We Are Selling To Humans, We Need To Be Human!

One thing we must remember if we manage salespeople is that they are human and we're selling to humans ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens
blog.dramatictrainingsolutions.com

5th March, 2020



Being happy can boost your work productivity with the right intrinsic motivation!
Does Happiness Boost Your Work Productivity?

When we think about work productivity, we imagine phrases like 'nose to the grindstone' and 'on the treadmill' ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby
www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

5th March, 2020



Have You Thought About Moving Your Boiler To The Loft?

It sounds like a crazy idea but actually, it makes a lot of sense. Move your boiler to the loft and free up space in your kitchen ...

Andy Gillett

Andy Gillett
www.aandagas.co.uk

4th March, 2020



If you want to market yourself as a consultant then I've got two great tips for you!
Two Great Tips To Market Yourself As A Consultant

John had a successful career, reaching financial director of a mid-sized company and was then made redundant ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

4th March, 2020



Now is the time to start your end of year tax planning! And if you haven't, maybe you should get in touch?
End Of Year Tax Planning Checklist

As we approach the end of the current tax year, it's worth giving some consideration to end of year tax planning ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

4th March, 2020



Come and join us at The Arches Theatre for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream!
The Arches Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream Cast Announced

The Etcetera Theatre Company (Etc) has announced its local cast for its production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

3rd March, 2020



Discover Our 5 Top Hacks For Effortless Spring Cleaning

Whilst we've experienced some horrendous, wintery weather in recent weeks, spring is undoubtedly on its way ...

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www.extra-help.co.uk

3rd March, 2020



When you can't find the time, inclination or inspiration to write, subscribe to our Blog Writing Add-On Service and we'll do it for you!
Blog Writing: A Closer Look At Our Add-On Service

The heart of any good blog post is the words. We ask our clients to send in their raw thoughts, but some can't find the time ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

2nd March, 2020



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

2nd March, 2020



This year's Sage 50cloud payroll year-end update is in two parts, both of which need installing!
Payroll Year-End: Sage 50cloud Payroll V26 Now Available

As the budget is later this year, the payroll year-end update for Sage 50cloud will need to be rolled out in phases ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

2nd March, 2020



We know your mum will love her visit to the Potterspury House Restaurant!
Mother's Day at the Potterspury House Restaurant

The Potterspury House Restaurant is pleased to announce a very special Mother's Day menu. For one day only ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House
blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

28th February, 2020



Listen to understand rather than to respond and you're on your way to being human!
Being Human Works!

Let go of your attachment to being right, and you're being human. You're able to benefit from other unique viewpoints ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens
blog.dramatictrainingsolutions.com

27th February, 2020



With ISO 9001 you might want to include elements of the management review in your strategic or other management meetings!
ISO 9001 : Management Review

In this series of blog posts, I will be taking a look at the main sections of ISO 9001, what they are, why they are important ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby
blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

27th February, 2020



Married couples need to use HMRC Form 17 if they wish to be taxed other than 50:50!
Jointly Owned Property And The Use Of HMRC Form 17

Surely, if a rental property is owned as tenants in common and the split is 70:30, this is what we can declare on our tax return, right?

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

26th February, 2020



An example of great collaboration is how my guest blogger paul green rebranded!
The Power Of Collaboration : Lessons From The Real World

Nothing gives me more confidence in someone than seeing them apply what they teach in their own practice ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

26th February, 2020



We'd love to hear about your experience at The Arches Theatre!
The Arches Theatre: Tell Us What You Think!

If you have visited The Arches Theatre during our last two summer seasons we'd love to hear about your experiences ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

25th February, 2020



Extra Help Launches In Hammersmith And Fulham

This week, our spotlight is on Beverley Fleary, our brand new Extra Help franchise owner in Hammersmith & Fulham ...

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www.extra-help.co.uk

25th February, 2020



If you're a busy consultant, juggling clients with trying to do your online marketing, we can help you!
Consultants: Do You Really Need A New Website?

For consultants working with franchise brands, what's the point of duplicating the micro-website they've given you?

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

24th February, 2020

Follow my useful tips if you want to learn how to manage email overload!
How To Manage Email Overload

A study showed office workers receive up to 126 emails a day, and that will rise. So, how to manage email overload?

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

24th February, 2020

If you're thinking of claiming VAT on mileage? You can, but only some of it!
Claiming VAT On Mileage

Driving your own car and thinking of claiming VAT on mileage? If you're VAT registered, you can claim some of it ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

24th February, 2020

It's been a pleasure to work on Witches Can't Be Burned! I'd love to see you at the Royal & Derngate!
Royal and Derngate: Witches Can't Be Burned

I have been working with The Royal and Derngate's Young Company Connect exploring the play Witches can't be burned ...

Georgia Tillery-Randak

Georgia Tillery-Randak
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

21st February, 2020

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