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What accountants can learn from Boris

14th Dec 2019
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Perhaps you had to hold your nose to vote for Boris last Thursday perhaps you are a natural Tory. It makes no odds as he is now working on your behalf.

Boris Johnson bet the farm and it paid off. I am not advocating taking huge risks with your practice, after all you are accountants. 

What you should take out of his performance over the past 5 weeks is that to succeed you need a simple unambiguous message that your existing clients and prospective clients can understand and that they can apply to themselves. True, it also helps if the other local firm across the road is run by a non-smiling grumbling muppet surrounding by idiots, who is advertising offshore tax havens in their front window when you are a positive person and are advertising that you will guranatee to help people's businesses prosper.

Well,the analogy might not be exactly ( except for the muppet) the same but you get idea. 

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
21st Dec 2019 14:31

Of course there were also the other category- the Natural Tory Voter who could just not bring him/ herself to vote Conservative and who is now waiting for somewhere credible to bestow his/her future vote. However I doubt it will really matter, I expect I will likely be dragged out of the Union in the next few years anyway so frankly no idea what parties we will have up here post such an event.

On the plus point my Begbies Traynor shares have done great things, purchased in Feb and Aug this year and currently showing just over 28% gain since then- maybe the market thinks insolvency will be the new growth industry for the UK post Brexit, well there has to be a positive angle somewhere.

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By Norman Younger
21st Dec 2019 21:17

It's about their shares rewarded investors but even if the zombie companies are shaken out of their stupor to die quietly how much money is there to pick out of the carcasses?
I always believed Brexit would happen even if slightly late and I put my money where my mouth was on the FTSE250 - been a busy week selling up . Looks like my winter holiday will be hunched over a screen stockpicking. After the 2nd cup of tea and 10th digestive it becomes somewhat tedious

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