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Olympic fever

We thought we would take a break from topics of which evolve round Accountancy and other financial aspects as we at Accountancy 4 Growth like many others across the nation and the globe have been caught by ‘Olympic Fever’. London 2012 is not off to a very good start, the mass amount of negative press […]

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A couple of tips to avoid a fine in May.

The end of year P35 and P14 forms are due for submission online by 19th May. It is worth noting that in previous years the fine for a late submission didn’t apply until 26th May – this is no longer the case, so make sure you submit on time. If you need any assistance, please […]

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Budget

Anyone who reads, listens to or watches the news is rarely shocked by the budget, and this years was no different as most of the things in the chancellors speech had either already been announced or had been leaked. Here are a few things of note. An extra 1% reduction on corporation tax over and […]

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Cherish the clients we have…

As well as chasing new business to help grow our businesses, it’s important to keep hold of the customer we already have. After all, we have already done the hard work in winning their business. Fantastic customer service usually leads to far greater levels of sales and profits. Here are some statistics to ponder. Research […]

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3 Tips for successful letter writing

1. Say what you’d say in person. Have you noticed the difference between the letters you receive and the emails you receive? Strangely, emails aren’t couched in the same archaic language that many letters still have. They are more “now”. That’s how your letters should be! Can you imagine going up to a friend in […]

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Two Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

One of the biggest marketing mistakes… Many have heard the famous quote from American department store magnate John Wanamaker “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.” At half, he was probably being over optimistic, based on the numbers we get from clients when they really […]

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Missed your Self Assessment deadline?

Penalty notices on the way to about 850,000 of those who missed the 2010/11 tax return deadline. That’s a vast number, but a massive drop compared to last year, probably due to the new rules which will see the penalty for late filing rise to six times its previous level. If you missed it you […]

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Three small increases can make a huge difference

There are only 3 ways to grow your business. The now famous three ways to grow your business formula is well known, but certainly worth looking at again. 1. You get more clients or customers
 2. You increase the average value of an order or invoice 3. You increase the frequency of purchase – your […]

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Positivity breeds success

Whilst browsing Ted.com this video jumped out as being a good one to share. It’s only about 12 minutes long, but has some interesting ideas as well as being humorous which always helps…. Shawn Achor – The Happy Secret

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A couple of little but easy ideas to try in your business

As we have said before, its the little things that make a big difference. As a small business, it is important to find ways of differentiating ourselves from our competitors. One idea is to follow up an order with a phone call to check that everything was OK. This is something that can surely do […]

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