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Fed up with late payments? Getting paid on time doesn’t have to be stressful.

Ah, the downward spiral of late payments. A few late paying customers, and your suppliers, credit scores, security, and even your business could become collateral damage. A reported 84% of small businesses suffer from late payments, mainly from larger corporations. Holland & Barrett are making a name for themselves outside of the world of vitamins and quinoa.…
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The future of accounting tech: what’s what in 2019?

There have been some massive developments in accounting tech recently. And as with any profession that’s quickly evolving, there are only more changes on the horizon. But which ones do you need to be most aware of? We outline our top 4 below and the implications these will have for you and your clients. 1.…
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Are you prepared for MTD? Your last-minute checks

MTD (Making Tax Digital) is entering its fourth year of discussion in the accountancy world and is finally coming to fruition. Originally announced in the 2015 Budget, the process was set to modernise the UK’s tax system. Finally set in stone for April 2019, all businesses with a revenue of over £85,000 a year will…
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Three skill sets all entrepreneurs should master

It’s easy to find yourself concentrating so hard on the moving cogs in your business, that you, as the one turning them, needs attention and betterment too. Being a business owner requires you to wear a number of hats but what skill sets are 100% necessary. 1. Become a time lord Priorities How to have…
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Don’t let these growth obstacles slow you down

In business, don’t let these obstacles slow you down: Overtrading The double-edged sword of cashflow management. A huge influx of orders is fantastic, but a huge expense on inventory? Less so. Making a large expense before you receive a return puts you at risk of overtrading. This could be anything from late paying customers to…
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3 reasons staff training should be your biggest investment

A customer enters your store, do they meet an employee that’s happy in their work or one that’s not? It’s obvious what you’d like to answer, but is it true of your business? Happy employees are more productive, resourceful and likely to go the extra mile. And staff retention will save you training time, cash…
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DS Accountancy attend Quickbooks Connect 2019

As business growth experts, Richard (We are Canoe) and Joe (DS Accountancy Limited) attended the Quickbooks Connect event held at Billingsgate in London. The weather was amazing for February, which allowed them to make use of the outside area for meetings. Despite DS Accountancy being a largely Xero-based business, Richard and Joe felt it was…
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Get your business investment ready

Applying for investment is a positive and exciting step forward for your business. The process, however, can be tiring and long-winded. To stop you feeling like you’re running in circles, let us help you build a solid business plan and get your foundations off to a good start. What do they want from you? Having…
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DS Accountancy brings new insight to payment solution company Pleo

At last year’s Xerocon conference, in London, Joe David and colleague Richard Gray had the pleasure of meeting Jakob Skytte Jensen of Pleo. Pleo is a well-respected Danish business offering a company payment card solution that automates expense reports and simplifies company spending, allowing business owners to successfully manage cash flow. Whilst getting to understand…
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