Author: Fiona Grant-Jones

As a Management Accountant, I have a proactive focus on the future. I enjoy working with business owners to improve performance through management accounting and forecasting techniques. My knowledge of Tax and Tax planning has supported me in offering a more complete service to our clients. My interests span from the ones that my mother approves of, such as needlecraft and papercraft to the ones she is not so keen on such as scuba diving and skiing!

For the love of bookkeeping

Let’s face it, unless you are an accountant, most people shudder at the thought of bookkeeping, especially when they have everything else to do while running a business. Once established, many companies employ or contract someone to do this role for them. If you are starting out and are doing the books yourself, or your plan is to employ someone from the outset, it’s really important to understand the importance of keeping an up-to-date record of your money…

Tax basics for your start-up

Believe it or not, the ‘taxman’ (or woman!) is your friend. No, it’s true. If you’ve ever been on the HMRC website, all the information about self-assessment, national insurance, how to set up an account, tax rates, VAT, PAYE and benefits is available for anyone setting up or running a business. There’s also a lot of it and to some, it may feel overwhelming. So here is a quick overview guide to tax for your start-up business…

An Attitude of Gratitude Goes a Long Way

Having an attitude of gratitude in every area of your life has been proven to be hugely beneficial. When we show we’re grateful for everything we have, the opportunities we’re given, the people we meet and the life we live, lo and behold we get more of the good stuff!

While thinking grateful thoughts is great, actually taking that next step and putting some action and expression behind your gratitude makes it even more powerful.