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By Graham Crothers

Making the move from sole trader to limited company is not as difficult as you may think it is. Starting up in business as a limited company involves a more complex formation process, and the financial and administrative responsibilities of running a limited company are certainly greater than those of a…

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By Graham Crothers

Whatever the reason for hiring an apprentice – whether that’s to grow your team whilst keeping staff costs down or freeing up your existing workforce so they can do what they do best – there’s procedures every small business should follow when hiring. An apprentice can be aged 16 or…

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By Emma Raftery

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are speaking with successful women who have started their own business and are happy to pass their tips and advice on to others. In today’s blog we speak with Olivia Knight, the founder of Patchwork, a website that lets friends contribute cash, time and…

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By Graham Crothers

Networking events are a perfect way to meet like-minded people and grow your small business. Some will clam up at them, whilst others will take to it like a duck to water. If you’re in the former camp, we’ve compiled 5 ways that you can up your networking game. Find…

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By Graham Crothers

Making an engaging sales pitch is no walk in the park. Whether you’re making a call or doing a boardroom presentation, you’ll need to make a good first impression and hold your customer’s attention throughout to do it well. But why do so many sales pitches fall flat? Too much…

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By Graham Crothers

The safety of data is a major concern for every online small business owner. The internet can provide many business opportunities, but it also serves as an entry point to malware and viruses that can block or even steal company information. To celebrate the arrival of Safer Internet Day, observed…

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By Graham Crothers

The term ‘Online Influencer’ has become somewhat of a buzz word in recent years. An ‘Online Influencer’ can be an entrepreneur, journalist, photographer, blogger – basically anyone who holds sway or influence online. So why should you connect with an influencer? Potentially they can share your news or blog content.…

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By Graham Crothers

Direct Debit, the simple and effective way for businesses to collect recurring payments from customers turned 50 recently. Used almost four billion times a year in the UK to collect recurring payments, it’s strange to think that this system was born out of the need to collect money from thousands…

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By Graham Crothers

Finding a steady stream of freelance work can be a tough nut to crack. Getting commissions is no easy feat but the more freelance commissions you land, the more money you’ll earn and the more comfortable you’ll feel about your financial position. Here’s five quick tips to help get the…

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By Graham Crothers

Some love it, others loathe it, but however you feel about change, it’s the only constant in this life. In order for your small business to stay competitive, it’s crucial you stay tuned to changes in industry and general working practices. How well you respond to this change will ultimately…

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By Graham Crothers

Here at KashFlow we always strive to make your accounting software the best it can possibly be. That’s why we launched KashFlow Canvass, a platform for you to suggest product enhancements, new features and integrations that you’d like to see within KashFlow and KashFlow Payroll. We’ve recently been exploring ways to…

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By Graham Crothers

It’s a well-known fact that the dreaded online tax return deadline is looming. If you don’t know where to start or you’re worried about how much tax you owe, you’re not alone. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel – by following these simple last minute Self…

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By Graham Crothers

For many, setting up as a sole trader is the best way to start up a new business. When compared against setting up as a limited company, it may seem like an easier and more convenient option. However like all important decisions in life, it’s best to weigh up the…

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