How to Chase Overdue Invoices

Effectively managing your cash flow is paramount during these unsteady times. But unfortunately, late payments are a long-standing issue for small businesses and employed.  In the majority of cases, clear communication is all it takes to settle an invoice. Issuing late payment letters is a critical part of the debt recovery process, especially if the situation escalates later down the line.  I know too… Continue reading How to Chase Overdue Invoices

8 Ways to Stay Organised!

Running a business is hard work. There's no getting around that. Throw in managing your household, childcare, and general life admin - things can get overwhelming! When I'm feeling like this, you'll find me trying not to freak out and frantically trying to tick off all of my to-do list at once! So after a… Continue reading 8 Ways to Stay Organised!

Frequently Asked VAT Registration Questions and Answers

In this blog we use the term 'businesses' often. But the word 'businesses' also covers sole traders.  Most businesses know that the threshold for compulsory VAT registration is a taxable annual turnover of £85,000. What this figure is made up of can often cause confusion on when and how a business should register for VAT.  With all the advice, it can be difficult to know… Continue reading Frequently Asked VAT Registration Questions and Answers

Email Signatures – Why are they important?

I know what you’re thinking. “An email signature? Really?” Yes! A lot of messaging by businesses is done via social media nowadays, but emails have long been (and will remain) a crucial way to communicate between businesses and clientele. Having an email signature is an opportunity to promote your business further. How does this work… Continue reading Email Signatures – Why are they important?

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant

Have you been wondering how a virtual assistant could help you and your business? Here's our top 5 favourite reasons.. 1. Flexibility - you don't need to commit to providing enough work for a full time employee. Meaning you can increase your outsourced work and pull back as and when needed! 2. Increased productivity -… Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant

The Virtual Assistant: the secret to keeping your small business afloat

So many of us are feeling the pressure and impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately, small businesses and the self employed have taken the biggest hit, such as your favourite local independent cafe. Many are working so hard to either adapt their offerings to bring in more customers, or are trying to find ways to… Continue reading The Virtual Assistant: the secret to keeping your small business afloat