Member Since: 10th Jun 2015
28th Oct 2019
Happy with it.
I just download a CSV and then import to sage
23rd Oct 2019
To my knowledge the only chartered body you can study for and join whilst being in practice on your own account is CIOT.
7th Oct 2019
5th Oct 2019
I think you are being too self critical and you lack confidence.
I bet you can actually do a lot more then you give yourself credit for and if you think about it, you often know what’s expected, but need the confirmation / validation of others.
If you’re based within travelling distance of north Manchester PM me.
2nd Sep 2019
If northern based I’d suggest Kevin Smith at Vivian Sram. Have bought and sold through Kevin over nearly 20 years and find him very good.
26th Aug 2019
Another vote for Hosted Desktops.
We’ve used them for about 5 years. Very good company and support.
21st Aug 2019
I’ve been through this and decided to sell. The sale was a complete disaster and after 6 years of litigation I had to start again.
You probably need a long holiday and a hobby.
Happy to chat offline if it helps; PM me.
3rd Aug 2019
We got a years free subscription and published it as hard copy.
We sent the hard copy to every client and prospect for the 12 months.
Didn’t bring in anything new, but did get a couple of positive comments from clients.
On a cost / benefit we didn’t convert to a paid subscription.
30th Jul 2019
£0 to around £300k signed up in one year back in 1999 through marketing.
Back in the day, I was the only person in the area professionally telemarking (using Accountax - remember them?) and pushing incorporation (again, remember the £10k 0% CT band).
Frankly, it was all utter chaos.
Practice Management consisted of a Lotus 123 spreadsheet and even then was pretty incomplete. Had no tax software and typed the accounts on Wordstar!
My advice would be: slow and steady and make sure you have systems. Keep average fees to about £1,500 and do the basics well. Avoid anything complex. Host your systems. Then decide who you are trying to be. I’d have made more money over the years if I’d kept sub £100k of fees and just me, but I wanted offices and staff and a “real” firm so kept reinvesting and reinvesting and didn’t really earn well for 12-15 years...