21st January 2020
The work you completed in the planning ahead phase created your ‘forward budget.' Do your figures give you a picture that you’re growing your business reserves? Are you paying enough dividends to yourself as well as others?
Often (almost always!) your first budget outline won’t give you the figures that you want.Here is where 'backward planning' helps.
12th January 2020
You’ve completed all of the essential preparation work for your 2020 budget, and now it’s time to put pen to paper with some facts and figures.
So, grab your notes and let’s get started...
17th December 2019
When it comes to working to a budget, things don’t always go exactly to plan! There are so many variables involved that it’s nigh on impossible to predict everything, and in particular things like steady sales, or even steady expenses for that matter.
So why bother to even have a budget?!
3rd December 2019
Keeping on top of everything as a small business can feel a bit like a game of ‘whack-a-mole’ sometimes. Just as you feel you’ve got on top of one topic, up pops another one that needs attention.
We feel it too, here at Grant-Jones Accountancy and that was what prompted me to write a series of blogs on things every business needs to know.
18th November 2019
No, I haven’t lost my marbles – nor have I mislaid November. But if you are yet to complete your Self-Assessment Tax Return, don't let it ruin your Christmas break!
5th November 2019
There is no doubt that Electric cars are growing in popularity.
The appeal of zero emissions, zero road tax and a quieter driving experience plus improved technology all make low emission cars a viable option as a company car.
23rd October 2019
Whatever the outcome of the next few days, weeks and months - whether we leave the EU on 31 October or there is a further delay - the impact of Brexit on small business owners has been significant and is likely to continue.
Take a look at our handy checklist to be sure you are ready for anything.
8th October 2019
The sad fact is, we are all going to die.
If you want your business to serve as a legacy for your family, there are things you need to consider.
23rd September 2019
One of the joys of owning your own business is that you love what you do. You started the business because you are passionate about it. You give it everything you’ve got. But do you want to be doing it for the rest of your life?