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The Impact of Late Payments and How SMEs Can Stamp Them Out

  • February 26th, 2020
  • As the bugbear of any business owner worth their salt, the issue of delayed payment can prove a repeat offender when it comes to the many challenges of managing a start-up. However, it’s when a pattern begins to form that late payments pose a very real threat to the future of a business – causing

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    It’s Who You Know – Three Smart Ways to Network

  • February 14th, 2020
  • Okay, so what you know may technically have placed you in the shoes of the company owner you are today, but when it comes to the valuable skill of relationship building – more formally known in the corporate world as ‘networking’ – it’s also about who you know. For SMEs wishing to take the next

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    Xero to Hero: How Digital Accounting Can Benefit Your Business in 2020

  • January 28th, 2020
  • If you’re a business seeking to boss your accounting this year – or a VAT-registered company above the threshold of £85k – you’ll want to learn more about Xero: an HMRC-recognised Making Tax Digital (MTD) software. If you fall into the latter category at the very least, it is now mandatory to banish those spreadsheets

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    Self Assessment Deadline 2020: 5 Tips to Fast-track Your Tax Return

  • January 13th, 2020
  • It’s the year 2020 and with not a hoverboard in sight, the task of filing an often-daunting tax return is enough to bring any small business or individual down to the ground with a bump. With just three weeks remaining to the deadline of 31st January, your Self Assessment return should be your focus if

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    Meet Two Staff Members who are Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Apprentices

  • December 20th, 2019
  • At the start of this month, we wrote a post giving an overview about what you need to know if you’re considering hiring an apprentice, including information on contracts, funding and various qualification levels. It got us thinking, why not let the people who have experience of this route take the reigns and give our

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    SMEs of 2020: 5 Business Trends for the New Year

  • December 17th, 2019
  • With 2020 in sight, the new year represents a fresh start for businesses of the UK (after what may feel like a never-ending stretch of economic uncertainty). In order to embrace innovation, drive growth and remain as competitive as possible, entrepreneurs can look forward to a productive and profitable new year by taking note of

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    What Every SME Should Know When Hiring an Apprentice

  • December 6th, 2019
  • Ever wondered whether your business could benefit from appointing an apprentice? Providing a young recruit with the valuable chance to work alongside a team of experienced staff while learning job-specific skills, an apprentice could help you improve productivity by plugging a key skills gap – on a program tailored specifically to your business – and

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    IR35 Explained: What you Need to Know, and What it Means for your Business

  • November 25th, 2019
  • If you’re an employer receiving services from workers through an intermediary, it’s likely you’ve heard of IR35. You may also have heard that in just over four months’ time, the anti-avoidance tax legislation will be extended to the private sector. But what does this mean for UK SMEs, and what steps should be taken to

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    Black Friday Countdown: 5 Ways SMEs Can Capitalise This November

  • November 19th, 2019
  • From flat-screen TVs to kitchen appliances, Black Friday has come a long way since the post-Thanksgiving department store dash for cut-price electricals. Drastically slashing prices of high-ticket items for customers hungry for a bargain, it didn’t take long for the US sales bonanza to make its way back across pond. Now as one of the

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    Announcing the Loss of our Practice Partner, Neil Lancaster

  • October 29th, 2019
  • It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the sudden death of Neil Lancaster who has been Partner at Adams Moore for 15 years. Neil, aged 50, had an undiagnosed heart condition and passed away suddenly on Friday, 4 October 2019. He also served as president of Lichfield and Tamworth Chamber of Commerce from

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