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In a World of Change, Creating the Firm and the Life You Want Remains a Matter of Choice

written by Editor, 23 March 2015

Guest blog by Darren Root, CEO of RootWorks

Changes

The world has changed dramatically since I began my career 30 years ago. Life is more complex, more demanding and more stressful. The competition in our now global marketplace is greater than ever. Client and employee expectations have also changed radically by virtue of the Internet, social media, e-commerce and other technologies. It is easy to see why many accounting firms – businesses that have typically thrived on stability and tradition, the flipsides of change – are struggling to keep up.

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The 2015 Budget: Last one out, please turn off the lights…

written by Editor, 20 March 2015

Blog by Mark Purdue, Senior Product Owner – Digita Tax Software
Budget

On Wednesday, the Chancellor gave his last Budget before the General Election in May. Whilst perhaps a little light on real content, the key headline for those in the accountancy profession was the scrapping of the tax return.

What does this mean to the practitioners? Is the profession as we know it, for tax compliance at least, dead?

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Management vs Leadership

written by Editor, 18 March 2015

Blog By Amanda Magri Overend, Digita Marketing Assistant

Management vs Leadership

Leadership and management are two very distinctive styles but also complement one another – there’s a valid place in accountancy practices for both. If you manage several staff, it’s useful to understand the distinction between leadership and management to help gain a better perspective on the way your business is run. more »


Putting IT into Practice: Advice for Accountants

written by Editor, 4 March 2015

Blog by Ashley Leeds, Digita Business Development Manager
IT in Practice

Having worked for Thomson Reuters for nearly eight years, i’ve met many accountants around the UK and I have built up quite an understanding of the key issues faced by accountants in practice. I love that I get to meet a complete mix of people with very diverse businesses and needs, but they all face common problems.

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WIP: Wellbeing in Progress

written by Editor, 26 February 2015

Blog by Gary McCombe, Digita Corporation Tax Product Specialist and Wellbeing Champion
Marathon

Now that the stress levels of the January filing rush are, hopefully, back to normal, it is worth taking stock and assessing – from a wellbeing viewpoint – how it was for you?

Early mornings?
Late nights?
Weekend working?
Plenty of junk food and drink?

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2015: The Year of the Client

written by Editor, 30 January 2015

Blog by Aalia Daneshmend, Digita Senior Marketing Executive
Year of the Client
According to a recent survey of UK accountants in practice, 41% of practitioners are looking to revamp their client communication procedures in 2015*. Although change is always constrained by time and resource, there are several steps that accountancy practices can take to improve client communication this year.

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The Top 5 Accountancy Resolutions of 2015

written by Editor, 16 January 2015

Blog By Amanda Magri Overend, Marketing Assistant
Accountancy Resolutions

Happy New Year from all of us here at the Digita business of Thomson Reuters! To kick start 2015, we’ve collated the top 5 accountancy New Year’s resolutions from the competition we ran last month to practices using Digita software.

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Signs of a Super Hero Accountant

written by Editor, 5 January 2015

Blog By Aalia Daneshmend, Senior Marketing Executive
Super Hero Accountant
If being an outstanding accountant made you a super hero, here’s our take on which X-men-type powers you might possess. You may identify with a few of these or want to hone your own superpowers by taking on some of these skills.

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6 Top Tips to Get More Client Referrals

written by Editor, 15 December 2014

Blog by Simon Brookings, Digita Head of Sales
Client Referrals
It’s no secret that client referrals are among the top ways that accountancy practices can gain leads and new business, however why do so many businesses struggle when it comes to word-of-mouth marketing?

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Is Trust Important in Business?

written by Editor, 9 December 2014

Blog by Amanda Magri Overend, Marketing Assistant
Is Trust Important in Business?
Personally, I prefer to do business with companies that I trust – especially with anything related to my own money. For any brand, developing and maintaining trust is critical for all businesses and is built over time but ruined in a moment of poor service.

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Has the Cloud Transition Been a Smooth Journey for Accountants in Practice?

written by Editor, 2 December 2014

Blog by Dave Pearson, Senior Development Manager
Cloud Technology
This is a question you’ve probably asked yourself or have asked another accountant who’s moved to the Cloud. Understanding the process and the choices made demystifies the situation and enables you to rationally assess the business benefits.

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The Top Five Things to Pack in Your Marketing Toolkit

written by Editor, 17 November 2014

Blog By Amanda Magri Overend, Digita Marketing Assistant
Marketing Toolkit
If your practice is looking to put together a marketing strategy internally, choosing the right tools to help you execute that strategy can be overwhelming. Here at Digita, we’ve experienced various marketing processes and are constantly testing new ones.

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The Digita Software Review – Customer Survey Results

written by Editor, 7 November 2014

Digita software reviews
Last month we surveyed over 250 customers for their Digita software reviews and we wanted to share the headline results with you:

Digita Software Reviews – The Results

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How to Build Your Presentation Confidence

written by Editor, 4 November 2014

Blog by Aalia Daneshmend, Digita Senior Marketing Executive
Presentation Confidence
Anxiety can make or break a presentation and a bad case of the nerves can unravel even the best presenter. The adrenaline flowing through your body can turn you into living jelly – your hands shaking, palms sweating, face twitching, and voice quivering. Here are a few tips to help you power through any PowerPoint.

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What Can Accountants Learn From Sales People?

written by Editor, 23 October 2014

Blog by Simon Brookings, Digita Head of Sales
Sales people
Are you trying to convince your manager to take things further in your practice? Or would you like to introduce something new into your team but can’t seem to get the support? Maybe you have come into contact with clients and have the opportunity to sell. If so, do you know how to be a successful salesperson without resorting to a hard selling approach?
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