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When should a startup business hire an accountant?


If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in business, it’s to delegate where possible. I guess in many ways, if I didn’t believe that you should be comfortable delegating work, projects or small tasks, I wouldn’t have set up an outsourced accounting business. However, when you’re setting up a business, there is a real tendency to

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5 Tax and finance tips for freelancers in the gig economy


Last weekend I was in the Peak District for a wedding for some very good friends. Staying in a quaint little cottage in Thorpe near Ashbourne, over breakfast I was chatting to the owner about city life and he explained how he loved the peacefulness of Peak District having spent the majority of his life

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What happened to our business negotiation skills?


Our dealmaking skills can make or break negotiations I was having a conversation with a manufacturing client earlier this week about a buyer who was desperate to negotiate, seemingly for the sake of paying less. To my mind, a negotiation is a discussion to reduce the cost of a deal, considering other factors. For example,

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