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5 ways attending an event can benefit your practice in 2017

written by Editor, 2 March 2017

benefit your practice

Guest blog by, James Bowers-Lee, Solutions Consultant, Thomson Reuters

Tired of waiting for the answers?

Time is valuable, I think we can all agree with that, and making the most out of this time is what we all strive to achieve, but are we actually doing that? more »


Digital Technology Trends in 2017 – and Those to Watch Out For!

written by Editor, 27 January 2017

Digital Technology Trends in 2017

Guest blog by, Zara Osman, Solutions Consultant, Thomson Reuters

What’s the current situation?

We all use social media, smart phones and internet banking on a daily basis. Once revolutionary, app and cloud technology has now crept into our everyday lives to become the norm. This global transition is driven by our need for interconnectivity and mobility. Behind the scenes, networks of data gathering sensors and machine-to-machine communication are all hard at work. more »


Autumn Statement – the key points for accountants

written by Editor, 23 November 2016

AutumnStatement

Guest blog by, Mark Purdue, Product Manager – Tax Products, Thomson Reuters

Traditionally, the Autumn Statement focuses on the wider economy, with less emphasis on major changes to tax legislation, and this year’s statement didn’t disappoint! more »


Top Tips on How To Get Your Emails Noticed

written by Editor, 14 October 2016

Email Marketing

Guest blog by, Chris Taylor, Marketing Assistant, Thomson Reuters

Email marketing has been overshadowed in recent years, thanks to the fast moving, up to the minute sharing capabilities of social media. However, smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices have made it easier than ever for consumers to access their e-mails anytime, anywhere. more »


Making Tax Digital: Get your views heard – time is running out

written by Editor, 6 October 2016

Get your views heard

Get your views on Making Tax Digital heard

HMRC published its six Making Tax Digital (MTD) consultation documents on 15 August 2016 – setting out ambitious plans to simplify tax and make it digital.

However, with Autumn now upon us, poll results from our recent webinar Making Tax Digital Explained highlighted an alarming lack of response to the ongoing HMRC consultation. more »


Join our Upcoming Webinar Series: Your Practice Tech Health Check

written by Editor, 16 June 2016

 

Does your software perform as well as you’d hoped? Is your workflow falling over? Don’t wait until next year to review your software – give yourself a head start by attending our interactive series of online events this summer. These upcoming webinars in June, July and August are designed to help you take stock and address areas of your practice and software which you may want to improve before the busy self assessment season starts again. Why wait until the year end, when you can increase your productivity and reduce your overheads now.

We run regular, free webinar sessions which cover a range of subjects each month. However, if you’ve ever missed one we’ve got you covered with the recording. Register your place today to either join in real time or watch at your own convenience.

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Can more accountants make more of KPIs and make more profit?

written by Editor, 9 June 2016

Guest blog by, Paul Shrimpling, Remarkable Practice

Employees

At the Thomson Reuters 2016 conference I shared 3 important insights about valuable KPIs, client meetings and helpful questions.
After 15 years of advising accountancy firms I have uncovered 3 worthwhile obsessions for accountants in practice.
If you don’t implement the right KPI’s, develop the right client relationships and focus on the right queries to help power your practice forward you will notice;

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The importance of employee satisfaction to your practice performance:

written by Editor, 2 June 2016

Guest blog by, Chris Taylor, Digita Marketing Assistant

Employees

Employee satisfaction has been seen by many as a bit of a buzzword in the past – what really constitutes employee satisfaction? Providing an answer to this can be an immeasurable challenge, but even the simple fact that your practice is seen embracing employee satisfaction can give off positive vibes.

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Will digital tax accounts see the end of the annual compliance headache?

written by Editor, 6 May 2016

Guest blog by, Mark  Purdue, Product Manager – Tax products

Annual compliance headache

Busy season – How was it for you?

We teamed up with AccountingWeb recently to survey over 500 UK accountants to see how busy season 2016 had gone for them and their practices. The survey revealed the mood was sombre…

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Budget 2016 – Key Highlights

written by Editor, 18 March 2016

Guest blog by, Mark Purdue, Digita Product Manager – Tax products

Budget

On Wednesday, George Osborne announced his first March budget since the Conservatives won a majority in 2015.

The new sugar tax and ISAs for under 40’s aside, this budget appeared quite light compared to the “death of tax returns” and the major dividend taxation changes, announced in the two previous budgets.

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New Year, New Opportunities

written by Editor, 17 December 2015

Guest blog by, Mikaela Barton, Digita Marketing Assistant

New Year resolutionss

The festive season is upon us and the New Year is fast approaching. We are all familiar with the tradition of setting ourselves personal goals for the upcoming year, goals that are going to see us slimmer, happier and wealthier than ever before. Until January 15th when we all give up and reach for the leftover Christmas cake.

However, what about our business goals? The New Year allows for a paramount opportunity for change. But how do you plan for the New Year? And what industry changes should you expect to see in 2016?

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5 Tips to Attract Investors through Crowdfunding

written by Editor, 17 November 2015

Guest blog by, Amanda Magri Overend, Digita Marketing Executive

crowdfunding

You have decided to launch or grow your business – and now you need investment. But where do you start? And which of the many forms of investment is right for your business?

Our economy continuously changes in many ways, however a lack of money and time are still primary reasons why small business fail to progress in a competitive market.

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