Recently, I have had the privilege of helping clients and their companies move their accounting system over from a desktop computer (usually with no security) to a cloud solution with high security and online backups. This to the ‘un-technically’ minded can be a daunting task but with my experiences of taking baby steps with the … More Moving to the cloud
Again I hear business owners who have been plodding along with their companies, paying the bills but not really growing. They are usually family owned companies which have been handed down through the generations and don’t think change is necessary in this modern world. There will be some industries that can still trade with companies that … More Change! – What is it good for? Absolutely Nothing… or is it?
I am a husband of a public worker, a primary school teacher, and the opinions expressed are my own and not of other people who work in public sector. We are in a state of fear, I have never seen so many employers take full advantage of the situation of this country. Where you dare … More The state of work in 2017
I was watching a documentary lately on artificial intelligence (AI) and how the vast development is showing and demonstrating emotions from human input. This got me thinking of how AI is involved in business processes, and possibly forcing the reduction of the need for certain elements of accounts staffing. A recent report from Deloitte highlighted, … More Artificial Intelligence – taking over the world?
Talking to a business contact recently we both shared stories of accountants who are looking to retire and sell their accountancy practice. One of the problems that my friend found is that ‘mature’ partners of firms could not find younger accountants to take on their practice because they were stuck in their old ways and … More What is my firm worth?
The one sentence I hear about from about 99% of small companies when we talk about systems and processes. They picture a big 500 page manual detailing everything when it comes to doing what they normally do on a day to day basis. It doesn’t need to be complicated and especially does not need to … More ‘My company is too small for that…’
Time and time again I am introduced to clients who have left important business affairs such as accounts to be prepared until the last minute. This is being found as the norm when smaller businesse… Source: Last Minute Blues?
Time and time again I am introduced to clients who have left important business affairs such as accounts to be prepared until the last minute. This is being found as the norm when smaller businesses are concerned, whether it be the scary thought of paying tax so they wait until the last minute or they … More Last Minute Blues?
continuing with my blogs on businesses I am introduced to,its amazing to see how many business directors/owners ‘bury their heads in the sand’ and hope that issues that come along will go away without addressing them. Recently, a company who have has had a disastrous couple of years financially, not reviewed the accounts or business … More Burying your head in the sand – DON’T!