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By Wendy Tate, Jan 3 2017 11:00AM

If you invoice your customers or clients on a regular basis collecting payments via Direct Debit will put the running of the cash-collection process firmly back under your control. You also give your business clients a simple, straightforward way to pay you – Direct Debit is fast to set up, provides a guarantee on their funds and only needs to be set up once for the whole life of your business relationship. Here we list some of the advantages of switching to Direct Debits for collection of payments.

By Wendy Tate, Dec 12 2016 02:00AM

Following on from my last post where I discussed the five main reasons SME's give for not using a Bookkeeper, I would like to give you 10 good reasons to use one.

NOT using a bookkeeper can create nasty problems, which, if left unchecked, can cause major stress for the business owner and employees alike.

Here are ten examples:

By Wendy Tate, May 11 2016 08:34AM

How time flies, it was nearly 18 months ago now that I nervously walked into the exam room at Starting Off to take my final AAT exam, the culmination of 3 and a half years of hard work. Bean Counters was then a fledgling part-time business that I started alongside a full-time job not knowing whether it would work out or not.

Well that was then,