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The promises and pitfalls of hiring an apprentice So you want to grow your team, but you’re unsure whether hiring an apprentice is the way to go? If you’re at the point where you can’t take on any more work or, to grow your business, you need to hire more staff…hiring an apprentice is as…

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9 best practice management software for small accountancy firms 2021 Practice management software is any software that is used to manage the ‘back-office’ of your accounting practice. This includes where you produce, collaborate and track work; where you manage your clients, and things like proposals, payments, and reporting. In an era of remote working, it’s…

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How to prepare your virtual team for the long haul When the pandemic first began (early 2020) and hundreds to thousands of businesses were forced to transition from co-located teams to virtual teams, the only saving grace was that it was temporary. Well, that’s what many of us thought. At first, it was about making…

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How to handle a new client enquiry: the definitive guide There are a lot of steps involved when converting a lead to a client, and depending on how you handle these steps, you can make or break a relationship. In this article, we take a look at ‘how to handle client enquiries’ since this is…

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