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My 5 favourite features of Xero accounting software


As the UK’s leading accounting software for SMEs, I recommend Xero to many of my clients who are looking for a sophisticated yet easy-to-use solution for keeping track of their business finances. Of course there are plenty of alternatives out there, but Xero offers a comprehensive accounts management tool that you can use from your office or home computer, or any internet enabled device, such as a tablet or smartphone. However, that’s just one of the great benefits that Xero offers – let’s take a look at some of its other great features and functions...

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The top 10 benefits of outsourcing your financial management


When you’re looking for a way to improve your SME’s financial management, you essentially have two options: employ someone in an internal role (full or part time), or outsource the task to an external specialist.... Here’s a quick list of some of the key benefits of using an external financial management provider...

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Offline + The cloud A winning combination


Last week I shared some views in an article in the business section of the Daily Telegraph

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The accounting firm of the future


the firm of the future is one that adds value to clients, using their position as trusted adviser to help clients improve business performance

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It's ok to ask questions


Perhaps the thing that has crystallised the most for me over the last few months though, is – it’s ok to have questions. None of us have all the answers. Recognise what you do know and seek help and support for anything else.

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What does a business owner need to know about finance?


January is a time of the year that prompts reflection, optimism and objective setting for many - so much seems possible and barriers don't seem quite as big as they did before the Christmas break. Something that holds back a lot of people is a grasp of the basics of business finance.

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The cost of success


Something that I hear a lot from people is that they are scared or put off finance by a lack of understanding and some of the terminology and jargon used. In reality I suspect this is no different to a lot of specialisms – where training and experience help to make what appears complex more simple.

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The chase is on


To continue with the theme of reviewing some of the apps that integrate with cloud accounting systems I’m reviewing some of the debtor management software that is available.

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The holy trinity of accounts


Something that I hear a lot from people is that they are scared or put off finance by a lack of understanding and some of the terminology and jargon used.

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Help to stay afloat...


Cash management is such a critical element for any small business (over 50% of all businesses go bust because they run out of cash) it must be worth investing the time and potentially money into tools that will help.

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