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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

Meet The Neighbours: Darren Leppard From Twenty2 Recruitment

We had a fabulous conversation with Darren Leppard from Twenty2 Recruitment recently. Based at Barton Road ...

Bucks Biz

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

18th May, 2022



Anyone who adopts a high dividend, low salary approach may need to fine-tune their remuneration package!
National Insurance Increase Affects Dividends

As the distribution of a company's profits, dividends have historically been taxed as unearned income ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

18th May, 2022



Wisdom is the judgement and understanding and the ability to use your knowledge in a practical and productive manner!
As I Please: Words On Wisdom

Just occasionally, I like to emulate George Orwell and write a blog post that is just my thoughts on a subject ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

18th May, 2022



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

17th May, 2022



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

17th May, 2022



The teams write their script, before getting hands-on with shooting!
Bringing Stories To Life With Creative Script Writing

This week, our young filmmakers have been focussing on script writing, a key feature of our sessions ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

17th May, 2022



Put a rocket under your prospecting with PCM Advamced!
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 ...

The SLO Media PCM Team

The SLO Media PCM Team
www.slo-pcm.com

16th May, 2022



Tax returns for landlords need to be filed depending on gross rental income!
Self-Assessment Tax Returns For Landlords

Tax returns for landlords depend on the profit and the personal circumstances of the individual ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

16th May, 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

16th May, 2022



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

12th May, 2022



With the cost of living crisis in full swing, the last thing homeowners need is to pay more for their mortgage
What The Interest Rates Rise Means For Your Mortgage Repayments

For anyone who has a variable rate mortgage, you're about to see your monthly payments go up again ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

12th May, 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

11th May, 2022



HMRC recognises basis period reform may create significant admin burdens for some businesses!
Basis Period Reform: The Problem With Estimated Figures

HMRC is seeking views on methods businesses with an accounting year-end differs from the tax year-end could use ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

11th May, 2022



Yes, I have a wide and diverse network, but I try to fill it with givers!
Should You Have A Wide And Diverse Network?

People who meet me in Northampton and Milton Keynes are always saying that I seem to know everyone out networking ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

11th May, 2022



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

10th May, 2022



Cryptocurrency may be become the norm in the future!
Cryptocurrency: Where Is It Going?

Today's blog post is an overview of the complex world of cryptocurrency and what may become the norm in the future ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

10th May, 2022



Help Us Smash Last Year’s Fundraising Total for the National Brain Appeal!
Help Us Smash Last Year’s Fundraising Total

Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy returns to The Arches Theatre this September for more Ripping Yarns ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

10th May, 2022



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

9th May, 2022



We can be confident of what R&D tax relief will look like from the 1st of April 2023!
Spring Statement Confirms Changes To R&D Tax Reliefs

The Chancellor has recently completed his consultations and will now make changes to R&D tax reliefs ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

9th May, 2022



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

9th May, 2022



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

5th May, 2022



Financial support is available from HMRC with reliefs and allowances!
HMRC Highlights Financial Support

HMRC recently published a useful list of allowances, reliefs and other forms of support that may help individuals ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

5th May, 2022



Meet The Neighbours: Alle Dekenah Of Alle Interiors

We had the pleasure of speaking to Alle Dekenah of Alle Interiors recently. Alle is based at iCentre in Newport Pagnell ...

Bucks Biz

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

4th May, 2022



Don't forget to file your Employment Related Securities return by the 6th of July 2021!
Remember To File Your Employment Related Securities Return

The submission deadline for your company's Employment Related Securities return is fast approaching ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

4th May, 2022



Be careful with your business partnerships not to succumb to the Halo Effect!
Business Partnerships: Watch Out For The Halo Effect

Boy oh boy, when two people who have committed to each other fall out, sour can be the understatement of all time ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

4th May, 2022



Want to be part of Sparks Olney this summer term?
Sparks Olney Is Back For The Summer Term!

Sparks Olney filmmaking school is back this Sunday from 10am until 12pm at East Street Community Centre, Olney ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

3rd May, 2022



Does technology sound confusing? Well, it is, even for me, except I have the insider experience!
Is Technology Going Too Wild? - Part 2

In today's business world, I come across so much technology, I can only describe the market as an absolute jungle ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

3rd May, 2022



The UK Government is taking the lead in assisting the Ukrainian people!
UK Zero Rates Tariffs In Ukraine Trade Support Package

The Government has announced that tariffs on all goods from Ukraine into the UK are to be cut to zero ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

3rd May, 2022



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

2nd May, 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

2nd May, 2022



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

28th April, 2022



The pandemic changed the way we shop, so the Treasury just completed an Online Sales Tax consultation!
Treasury Unveils Plans For An Online Sales Tax

The Treasury has completed its consultation on introducing a new Online Sales Tax (OST) post pandemic ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

28th April, 2022



Flexibility is the key to successful office leasing

For businesses now making plans for the future the word 'flexibility' features strongly and Bucks Biz is here to help you ...

Bucks Biz

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

27th April, 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

27th April, 2022



Long discussions take place in boardrooms to come up with the perfect vision statement!
Is A Vision Statement Just Motherhood And Apple Pie?

I remember with a smile being in a group with some senior hospital consultants creating a vision statement ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

27th April, 2022



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

26th April, 2022



Richard Digance will be joining us for our live music weekend!
Live Music Weekend At The Arches This Summer

We are delighted to announce our exciting weekend of live music at our outdoor theatre this August ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

26th April, 2022



From a technology perspective, the 70s were far simpler times!
Is Technology Going Too Wild? - Part 1

Back in 1976, I was a very lucky 7-year-old to have a few modern appliances and other technology in the family home ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

26th April, 2022



When someone asks to be unsubscribed, you'd better unsubscribe them!
Why Cold Outreach Emails Need A GDPR Unsubscribe

A lot has been written about GDPR and how it supposedly killed email marketing, but it doesn't as long as it's done right ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo-pcm.com

25th April, 2022



The new look Xero dashboard will we rolling out to you soon!
New Look Xero Dashboard Rolling Out

Xero has started rolling out their new look Xero dashboard and it certainly does look a little different ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

25th April, 2022



If you get a letter from HMRC reassessing your SEISS grants, you must repay them within 30-days!
HMRC Is Now Looking For Overclaimed SEISS Grants

HMRC is writing to a number of taxpayers it believes need to repay all or part of their fourth or fifth SEISS grant ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

25th April, 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

21st April, 2022



We normally pay using cards, phones and smart watches, but now you can get a chip implant too!
Would You Consider Getting A Chip Implant?

I was perusing the BBC news website recently and saw an interesting article about chip implants ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

21st April, 2022



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

20th April, 2022



Do you remember going through the round window with PlaySchool?
Let's Look At Things Through The Round Window

Grew up in Britain in the 60s, 70s and 80s? The words ''through the round window'' will take you back to your childhood ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

20th April, 2022



LITRG called for the HICBC threshold to be increased in the Chancellor's budget in March!
HICBC: The High Income Child Benefit Charge Threshold

A Low Incomes Tax Reform Group in the UK, has urged the Government to raise the HICBC threshold ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

20th April, 2022



It may not always be the IT department and you may need to bring in an outsourced specialist!
Convergence: Choosing Your Specialists

It is fair to say that after the word convergence first came out almost 30 years ago, we seem to be finally there ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

19th April, 2022



The right advice about your child benefit claim is essential!
Ensure You Claim Child Benefit

In 2013, the Government introduced the High Income Child Benefit Charge to claw back child benefit from higher earners...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

19th April, 2022



Don't forget to bring a picnic to enjoy before the show!
Come Prepared For A Great Outdoor Experience!

What a beautiful weekend we've had of warm sunshine. These are the perfect conditions for outdoor theatre ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

19th April, 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

18th April, 2022



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

18th April, 2022



I see my business plan as a vital tool!
The Benefits Of Having A Business Plan

I asked a question about the best advice people were given when they started their bookkeeping business ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

18th April, 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

14th April, 2022



The tax loophole on second homes closes in April 2023!
Tax Loophole On Second Homes Closed

The Government has taken steps to close a tax loophole where people claim a property is a holiday let ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

14th April, 2022



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

13th April, 2022



Start your business development early and decide if you want one business or to build a portfolio!
Business Development: Start One Business Or Build A Portfolio?

I talk to a lot of new business owners about whether they should start more than one business ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

13th April, 2022



There are a number of reasons HMRC could say no to your share for share exchange!
Benefits Of The Share For Share Exchange Rules

Share for share exchanges take place when a company issues shares in exchange for different shares ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

13th April, 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

12th April, 2022

Ensure that any telecoms supplier you choose is keeping up to date with industry standards, methods and knowledge of cybersecurity!
Do You Work Directly or Indirectly With Your Telecoms Supplier?

The UK telecoms market has been deregulated for the best part of 25 years now and there's an infinite amount of choice ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

12th April, 2022

At Sparks Olney, we often work with green screen!
Sparks Olney: Fun, Filming And Facts At Our Easter Club

Our week-long Sparks Olney Easter film Club has now come to an end, and what an egg-citing week it has been ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

12th April, 2022