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Our Clients' Latest Blog Posts

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 new SLO Contact Manager will be released on the 1st of May 2021!
The Story Behind The New SLO Contact Manager

A number of years ago, when I was going through my cancer treatment, I needed a coding project to focus my mind ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

13th April, 2021



Always remember to come prepared to The Arches Theatre!
The Arches Theatre: Come Prepared!

We've been having some strange weather recently. One minute there is snow and the next brilliant sunshine ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

13th April, 2021



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

An interesting side-effect of the COVID-19 restrictions is that the UK became a nation of accidental savers ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

12th April, 2021



Although the new Super Deduction is a great idea, plan before your spending spree!
What Are The Benefits Of The New Super Deduction?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a fantastic way to help kickstart your business, and that's the Super Deduction ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

12th April, 2021



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

9th April, 2021



Being able to welcome you to relax outside means we are moving in the right direction!
Only A Few Days Until We Reopen Our Outside Seating Area!

From Monday the 12th of April, we can welcome you to enjoy our coffee outside, in our designated seating area ...

Sian Philpott

Sian Philpott
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

9th April, 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

8th April, 2021



Work from home, or back to the office? Or maybe a hybrid of the two! What's the future for your business?
Work From Home or Back To The Office?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the vast majority of employees were told to work from home. Now that's changing ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

8th April, 2021



Entrances and liminal spaces can and are deliberately designed to evoke strong emotions!
As I Please: Is Lockdown A Liminal Space?

So we're slowly coming out of lockdown. How does that make you feel? Excited, anxious, relieved, curious or what?

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

7th April, 2021



Gratitude can come from anywhere, even just by sitting under the trees!
A Moment Of Calm Stoked By Immense Gratitude

This weekend a sense of absolute calm descended over me whilst sitting under the trees in the sunshine ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

7th April, 2021



There are two different self-assessment verification letters being sent out!
HMRC Sends Out Self-assessment Verification Letters

Some taxpayers are receiving self-assessment verification letters from HMRC requesting more information ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

7th April, 2021



The Wet Mariners will be back on stage at the Arches Theatre in 2021!
Introducing The Wet Mariners For 2021

With Shakespeare's birthday just around the corner, we want to celebrate the troupes who are performing this August ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

6th April, 2021



With the new payroll year starting on the 6th of April 2021, will you be prepared?
New Payroll Year Starts On The 6th Of April 2021

The new payroll year starts on the 6th of April 2021 and I'm regularly being asked what needs to be done to prepare for it ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

5th April, 2021



Come and get an Easter treat from Bar Bar Black Sheep!
Easter News From Bar Bar Black Sheep

Easter is around the corner, though we're still wondering how that happened? Where did the first part of the year go ...

Sian Philpott

Sian Philpott
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

2nd April, 2021



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

2nd April, 2021



To be safe, creators must license the content they wish to display!
Do You Use Other People's Content In Your Own Videos?

If you're a content creator, you may source clips from YouTube to re-enforce the messages in your videos ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

1st April, 2021



The new £50 banknote from the Bank of England features Alan Turing!
Have You Seen The New £50 Banknote?

The Bank of England changes banknotes' designs from time to time, and now we have a new £50 to enjoy ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

1st April, 2021



Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have become more and more popular. But you need to know how a cryptocurrency is taxed in the United Kingdom before getting involved!
How A Cryptocurrency Is Taxed In The United Kingdom

You need nerves of steel to invest in a cryptocurrency. You also need to know how cryptocurrency is taxed in the UK ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

31st March, 2021



Dropping the baton with referral marketing means your message isn't getting across!
What Can A Relay Race Teach Us About Referral Marketing?

Referral marketing is about getting others to pass your message on to your ideal clients. I often liken it to a relay race ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

31st March, 2021



I want you to feel and experience the benefits of yoga like I do!
Ageless-Yoga: It’s All About You!

I totally love my yoga and it has done such wonders in my life. Yoga makes me feel strong, healthy and calm ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

31st March, 2021



Lockdown is easing! Are you ready to create your perfect online marketing channel?
Are You Ready To Start Online Marketing Again?

Coronavirus has affected every business in the UK, but spring is here any many of us need to start online marketing again ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

30th March, 2021



We look forward to welcoming you to The Arches Theatre in just a few months!
The Arches Theatre: Giving You A Great Outdoor Theatre Experience

Can you believe we will be opening in just under four months? It seems like yesterday that we were laughing with MKTOC ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

30th March, 2021



Self-assessment payment plans can be set up online by logging in to the Government gateway!
1st Of April Deadline For Self Assessment Payment Plans

You only have a few days left to pay any outstanding tax in full or set up a self-assessment payment plan ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

29th March, 2021



Bokio has free invoicing software and bookkeeping and accountancy software are available too!
Bokio Free Invoicing: An Alternative To Wave

When a business first starts out, they often don't have the spare cash to invest in proper bookkeeping software ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

29th March, 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

26th March, 2021



Whether it's a download or a physical item, it's very easy to infringe copyright!
Copyright: Are You Unknowingly Infringing Someone Else’s Work?

When it comes to copyright, many people are unaware of how extensive the law is and how easy it is to infringe ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

25th March, 2021



These new tax consultations are an encouraging move from the Government!
Government Announce New Tax Consultations

A new series of tax documents and other consultations have been released to help create a more trusted tax system ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

25th March, 2021



Have you chosen a business model that matches you?
Starting Your Consultancy: Does Your Business Model Match You?

So you’ve decided to take the leap and leave employment to set up on your own. What business model will you use?

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

24th March, 2021



I was enjoying the celery smoothies until the resistance to change gene kicked in!
Resistance: Is This Also Your Struggle?

To what you may ask? I think the list can be endless. In my case, it is definitely resistance to change ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

24th March, 2021



Stamp Duty Land Tax On Uninhabitable Properties

Another day, another taxpayer at a tribunal. This time, due to the purchase of a dilapidated bungalow ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

24th March, 2021



You could look this happy when you start blogging with SLO Media for just £99 per month!
Start Blogging In 2021 For Just £99 Per Month!

Blogging is a great way to get your brand, messages and words of wisdom out there. Our 2021 special offer gets you started ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

23rd March, 2021



World Theatre Day 2021 celebrates theatre and the arts every year!
Our World Theatre Day 2021 Competition

World Theatre Day 2021 is just around the corner on Saturday the 27th of March. It is celebrated annually all around the world ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

23rd March, 2021



New services, new products, new ways of working; they all came thanks to COVID-19!
COVID-19: Celebrating Diversification On The Anniversary Of Lockdown

At the start of 2020, no business owner could imagine the impact COVID-19 was about to have on the United Kingdom ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

22nd March, 2021



If you're raising finance then remember borrowing money could be more expensive!
What Businesses Should Expect When Raising Finance In 2021

Whether you buy and sell potato chips or computer chips, you may need to walk the extra mile when raising finance this year ...

Barbara Cação

Barbara Cação
blog.siliconbullet.com

22nd March, 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

19th March, 2021



The work of the Black Sheep Young Company has shown that theatre and the arts can overcome anything!
Young Company NT Connections Look Up! Film

Due to the third lockdown, all engagement with our Black Sheep Young Company had to take place online once again ...

Georgia Tillery-Randak

Georgia Tillery-Randak
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

19th March, 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

19th March, 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

18th March, 2021



These important reforms to Companies House mean you'll be more certain of who you do business with!
Important Reforms To Companies House

In a drive to clamp down on money laundering and fraud, the Government is reforming Companies House ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

18th March, 2021



If you're adamant you're right, you're probably not as right as you could be!
As I Please: A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing

International Women’s day took me to a seminar about women in senior positions sharing their experiences ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

17th March, 2021



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

17th March, 2021



Gratitude changes my perspective on so many levels!
How Gratitude Can Change One’s Perspective

Do you sometimes find yourself in a place where you forget to be deeply grateful for the little things in your life?

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

17th March, 2021



Good contact management is the heart of any small business!
Would You Like Contact Management With That?

I'm always looking to improve my clients' experiences and have released my new contact management system ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

16th March, 2021



We stand with all those joining the Light It In Red movement!
Light It In Red: Standing With Theatres And Live Event Venues

We stand in solidarity with other live event venues and theatres that have been sitting in darkness for a whole year ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

16th March, 2021



When it comes to the UK's new Super Deduction, don't just jump in and start spending!
The UK's New Super-Deduction Tax Break

The Government's new Super-Deduction tax break is designed to allow businesses to claim 130% against taxable profits ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

15th March, 2021



Are you ready for the National Living Wage increase in April?
The National Living Wage Increases In April

On the 1st of April 2021 the National Living Wage increases and more workers become eligible for the new rate ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

15th March, 2021



Come and join us on one of our performance practice workshops!
Black Sheep Collective: Performance Practice Workshops

Black Sheep Collective is hosting a range of free online performance practice workshops open to all ...

Georgia Tillery-Randak

Georgia Tillery-Randak
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

12th March, 2021



The internet is where we live now, but it can be dark and full of terrors!
The Internet: Is It Evolution Or Revolution?

The internet, the net, the information superhighway, the web, www, the virtual world, cyberspace. What is it really?

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

12th March, 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

11th March, 2021



It will be a relief to many workers that the Chancellor has extended furlough until September 2021!
Chancellor Extends Furlough Until September 2021

The Chancellor has extended the furlough scheme until September 2021, offering relief to many hard-working people ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

11th March, 2021



If they act like a hero and offer you grand gestures, check they really can deliver!
Commitment Is A Double-Edged Sword

I was having a conversation about a member of our network group who constantly lets us down ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

10th March, 2021



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

10th March, 2021



Emotional resilience during challenging times can be such a gift!
Benefits Of Ageless-Yoga: Emotional Resilience

Emotional resilience during challenging times can be such a gift to help make the passage more bearable ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

10th March, 2021



Always use a stock library to download licensed images for your blog posts!
Never Download Images From Google For Your Blog Posts

A long time ago, when I was first starting out blogging for small business owners, I was less knowledgable about copyright ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

9th March, 2021



The Arches Theatre is a picture-perfect filming location. We would love to show you around!
The Arches Theatre: A Picture-Perfect Filming Location

If you are looking for a picture-perfect filming location for your next TV, film or photography project, then look no further ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

9th March, 2021



I do feel that what the Chancellor announced in Budget 2021 will be very positive for many of our clients!
Budget 2021: COVID-19 Support Measures At A Glance

During last week's Budget 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced further support through the pandemic ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

8th March, 2021



It's relatively straightforward to process an overpayment in Xero!
How To Process An Overpayment In Xero

If you accidentally overpaid an invoice or paid an invoice twice, here is a step-by-step guide on how to process it in Xero ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

8th March, 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

5th March, 2021

With the warmer weather on its way, we are also very excited about our new smoothie range!
Bar Bar Black Sheep: New Opening Hours From Monday 8th March!

This week I would like to highlight Bar Bar Black Sheep's new opening hours from Monday and some of our new menu items ...

Sian Philpott

Sian Philpott
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

5th March, 2021

Our Budget 2021 summary provides an invaluable update for you and will help you get to grips with the announcements!
Get Our Budget 2021 Summary

Amid great anticipation, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled the contents of his long-awaited Budget 2021 ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

4th March, 2021