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4 ways to build your business, not your workload When you’re firefighting through your days, it can be difficult to imagine taking some time to actively build your business. After all, it feels like you don’t have any time to do anything. You spend so much of the day putting out fires that you end…

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How to re-find your desire to grow your small accountancy firm When you’re tired, drained or overwhelmed (or all three if you’re feeling like me almost a year into the pandemic), your prefrontal cortex or ‘thinking’ brain is running on energy reserves. This means you don’t have the energy to innovate and do things differently;…

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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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