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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

If you're wondering if you need a coach or mentor for your business, it may be a great idea to give me a call!
Should I Hire A Coach Or Mentor

Like so many things in life, the answer to this question is ''It depends'' and also ''both'' at the same time ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

8th December, 2021



Meet The Neighbours: Amy Fokkens From Crown Counselling

We had a lovely conversation with Amy Fokkens from Crown Counselling recently. Amy has joined us in Newport Pagnell ...

Bucks Biz

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

8th December, 2021



HMRC is consulting on how to close this Stamp Duty Land Tax loophole!
Closing A Stamp Duty Land Tax Loophole

HMRC published a consultation in November proposing changes to areas of the Stamp Duty Land Tax regime ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

8th December, 2021



I can't recommend Andy Parker and Parkers Decorating more highly!
Member Profile: Andy Parker Of Parkers Decorating

Andy Parker of Parkers Decorating recently did his 10-minute presentation at BNI Sterling and it went down well ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

7th December, 2021



Keep your networks and computers safe at Christmas!
Business Do’s And Don’ts This Christmas!

Christmas is fast approaching and many businesses will probably shut up shop for the festive period ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

7th December, 2021



The Sparks Olney film crew were very lucky to cover the festivities at Dickens Of A Christmas in Olney!
Sparks Olney: Young Filmmakers Experience On Location Filming

Olney town centre was transported back in time this weekend for our annual Dickens of a Christmas event ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

7th December, 2021



Whether your business is B2B or B2C, you need to maximise the value from your database of existing customers!
What's The Most Important Asset In Your Business?

Many small business owners are focused on winning new business using traditional marketing techniques ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo-pcm.com

6th December, 2021



There's only 12 working days until Christmas!
It's Just 12 Working Days Until Christmas!

We're all on the countdown to Christmas, and from a business point of view, there are only 12 workings days left ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

6th December, 2021



With Making Tax Digital for VAT, there is no point in waiting for April 2022, you can start now!
Making Tax Digital For VAT Extended

From April 2022, all VAT registered businesses will be expected to register for Making Tax Digital for VAT ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

6th December, 2021



If you are Open to networking opportunities then here are some great things to try!
Are You Open To Networking Opportunities?

If you had a time machine, you could revisit all the opportunities you missed to make great connections for your business ...

Christine Nairne

Christine Nairne
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

2nd December, 2021



You don't need to tell Companies House if your dormant limited company starts trading again!
Filing Accounts For A Dormant Limited Company

The total number of companies registered with Companies House was 4,716,126 as of the end of March 2021 ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

2nd December, 2021



New Year, New Office?

2022 is fast approaching and many small business owners are making plans for the new year ...

Bucks Biz

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

1st December, 2021



Building a business or self-employed; it's entirely up to you!
Are You Building A Business Or Are You Self-Employed?

I meet a lot of people transitioning from employment to their own business. Many are selling their expertise ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

1st December, 2021



By speaking to a specialist property tax advisor like me, you'll learn the best way to reduce your tax bill!
Why Should You Use A Property Tax Advisor?

A question I get asked is why people should use a property tax advisor rather than their own accountant ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

1st December, 2021



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

30th November, 2021



If you want a quality job doing, then you need Xtreme Cleaning Limited!
Member Profile: Chris Brown from Xtreme Cleaning

Chris Brown did his 10-minute presentation at our meeting recently and showed us all why Xtreme Cleaning is the best ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

30th November, 2021



Sparks Olney: Give The Gift Of Film This Christmas!

If you have a child aged between 8 and 14 who has an interest in filmmaking, give them the gift of Sparks Olney ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

30th November, 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-pcm.com

29th November, 2021



I thought I'd look at the Autumn Budget 2021 in a little more detail!
A Short Budget Summary To Round-Off November

The Autumn Budget 2021 was announced by Rishi Sunak on the 27th of October. It includes many reforms ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

29th November, 2021



Xero's new solution offers an integrated, comprehensive, end-to-end pension experience!
Xero: Don't Forget To Update Your Workplace Pension Settings

Xero has updated its payroll software to include a new pension re-enrolment feature that makes administration easy ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

29th November, 2021



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

25th November, 2021



 I always recommend a shareholders' agreement if you're thinking of going into business with someone else!
Shareholders' Agreement: Why Have One?

For a limited company, a shareholders' agreement is the equivalent of a partnership agreement ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

25th November, 2021



If you want to stand out from the crowd, be a specialist!
Stand Out From The Crowd: Be A Specialist

As you can imagine, I go to a lot of networking events and I rarely go to one where there isn't at least one accountant ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

24th November, 2021



If you're treating your staff and customers this christmas be careful how much you spend!
Treating Your Staff And Customers At Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching, and many business owners think about treating their staff and customers at this time of year ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

24th November, 2021



Meet The Neighbours: Naomi Johnson From NJ Barbering

We had the pleasure of talking to Naomi Johnson of NJ Barbering based at the Bucks Business Centre in Bletchley ...

Bucks Biz

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

24th November, 2021



Social engineering is a stealthy way to gain your credentials!
Social Engineering: It All Started With A Game!

Imagine you are scrolling through Facebook and your friend has posted a quiz that asks for personal details such as your birthday ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

23rd November, 2021



If you're looking for a graphic designer, get in touch with Andrew Stott from Storm Nine!
Member Profile: Andrew Stott From Storm Nine

Andrew Stott from Storm Nine is a popular member of the BNI Sterling clan and works closely with others in the group ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

23rd November, 2021



Being on location at Dickens Of A Christmas will be a great learning experience!
Sparks Olney: On Location At Dickens Of A Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, it only means we are getting closer to the famous Olney Dickens of a Christmas ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

23rd November, 2021



Our morning red list emails make the SLO Personal Contact Manager highly proactive!
New Morning Red List Emails Prompt You To Reach Out

I'm always thrilled to chat with our subscribers, even more so when they make great feature suggestions ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo-pcm.com

22nd November, 2021



With the tax debt burden being so high right now, it's good that HMRC is targeting those that can afford to pay and supporting those in difficulty!
The Next Self-Assessment Tax Payment Is Looming

For anyone who needs to submit a tax return, the next payment is due on the 31st of January 2022 ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

22nd November, 2021



These are a few tip and pointers about finding new clients when building a bookkeeping business!
Building A Bookkeeping Business: Finding New Clients

So you have set up as a bookkeeping business and you are now out there looking for clients ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

22nd November, 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

18th November, 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

18th November, 2021



Employers providing electric cars to employees is quite the talking point right now!
Everything You Need To Know About Electric Cars

Employers providing electric cars to employees is quite the talking point right now so a bit of a Q&A will be useful ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

18th November, 2021



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

17th November, 2021



HMRC doesn't consider cryptocurrency to be actual money, but it does believe tax is payable on profits!
HMRC Are Sending Nudge Letters About Cryptocurrency

If you've recently received communication from HMRC regarding cryptocurrency, don't ignore it ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

17th November, 2021



If you're worried your standards are slipping then maybe we should have a chat?
Are Your Standards Slipping?

This week's blog post was prompted by a visit I made to someone’s offices last week and a disconcerting discovery ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

17th November, 2021



I can wholeheartedly recommend Emma Matthews from RYG Films!
Member Profile: Emma Matthews From RYG Films

It was recently the turn of ace videographer Emma Matthews From RYG Films to give her 10-minute presentation ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

16th November, 2021



We all need to be better at cybersecurity as fraudsters are becoming increasingly more sophisticated!
Cybersecurity: Beware Of Bad Links And Dodgy Websites

With Christmas coming, there will be an inevitable increase in the number of searches you make on the internet ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

16th November, 2021



Your students will grow in confidence and creativity thanks to Sparks Arts!
Sparks Olney: Fun Movie Making Workshops Coming To Your School!

We are Sparks Olney, the UK's leading provider of film and media activities for children aged from 8 to 14 ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

16th November, 2021



Be careful with any dormant business as HMRC may soon look into your VAT registration!
When Is A Business Not A Business?

It is an accepted fact that a business must have regular transactions to be VAT registered and eligible to recover VAT ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

15th November, 2021



If you are used to Sage 50cloud then a lot will seem familiar in the Sage Business Cloud!
What Is Sage Business Cloud?

If you are new to Sage then the entry-level product for small businesses is now Sage Business Cloud ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

15th November, 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 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

11th November, 2021



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

11th November, 2021



The Royal Mint is using new technology to recover 99% of the precious metals from circuit boards!
The Royal Mint Will Extract Gold From Old Phones

The Royal Mint announced they were going to introduce a recycling program to extract gold from electronic waste ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

11th November, 2021



Is your network too introspective or is it filled with lots of diversity?
Is Your Network Too Introspective?

Is your network too introspective? Then read my handy tips on how to add some diversity into your networking ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

10th November, 2021



HMRC says that if you can pay your tax debts you should, but whatever you do, don't ignore them!
Are You Behind With Your Tax Bills?

As the economy continues to grow, we can expect to see a sea change in how HMRC approaches tax debt ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

10th November, 2021



Meet The Neighbours: Amanda Mammadova From Rebellion Fitness

We had the pleasure of speaking to Amanda Mammadova from Rebellion Fitness. Amanda is an innovative fitness instructor ...

Bucks Biz

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

10th November, 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-pcm.com

9th November, 2021



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

9th November, 2021



Sparks Olney is part of Sparks Film and Media Arts which is the UK's leading provider of film and media activities for young people!
Sparks Olney: Easter 2022 Filmmaking Workshops

We are very excited about a full week of movie-making masterclasses during the Easter holidays next year ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

9th November, 2021



If you're looking for a Virtual Assistant who's pressure resistant, then you need Helena Brookes!
Member Profile: Helena Brookes From Woodley PA

This week, I had the pleasure of listening to Helena Brookes from Woodley PA give us her 10-minutes at BNI Sterling ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
blog.bni-sterling.co.uk

8th November, 2021



Climate Change: The Basics Of Getting Started For Businesses

With climate change all over the news, I thought I'd take a look at how businesses can reduce their emissions ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

8th November, 2021



If you need help sorting out your own VAT codes in Sage50cloud you might benefit from one of my hand holding sessions!
New VAT Codes In Sage50cloud From 2021

There have been so many changes with how to record VAT in your Sage50cloud software over the last year ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

8th November, 2021



The Capital Gains Tax extension is expected to impact a great many property transactions!
CGT: Payment On Property Disposal Time Limit Extended

At the budget, Rishi Sunak announced an extension to the Capital Gains Tax reporting and payment deadline ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

4th November, 2021



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

4th November, 2021



What Changes Do You Need To Your Bucks Biz Space?

It's a pleasure to help our clients to get the exact space they need. From offices inside industrial units to changing the lighting ...

Bucks Biz

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

3rd November, 2021

Have you fallen off your big pink fluffy cloud yet?

Do you remember how it felt when you first fell in love? I always think of it as being on a big pink fluffy cloud ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

3rd November, 2021

I feel that more can be done around Capital Gains Tax, this is a very positive change!
CGT Filing Deadline Extended To 60 Days

The Government has extended the deadline for submission of a Capital Gains Tax return from 30 to 60 days ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

3rd November, 2021

BNI Members love the SLO Personal Contact Manager because of the secret features!
Why BNI Members Love The SLO Personal Contact Manager

PCM is a fantastic online database in its own right, but it has a few secret features that BNI members love ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo-pcm.com

2nd November, 2021