ACCA launches Financial Management Guide for Entrepreneurs

Amongst all the GB sporting success over the last few days and weeks you could be forgiven for missing the headline “NI Entrepreneurs are missing vital financial skills to ensure the success of their business”. This does not refer to a bunch of niche National Insurance Application Developers  (do such individuals exist? if not, what a great idea )  but rather to our very own Northern Ireland being harshly singled out…

Company Records and the File Delete Option

An argument is brewing right now in Central Government regarding recent proposals to allow Companies House to change its policy on how long historical data is kept on companies stored in its publically accessible database. Currently it keeps records going back twenty years and under new proposals this may change to just 6 years. Without getting into the finer arguments of what Companies House should or shouldn’t do (as this…

Magnificent Seven suspected over Accountants Body!

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body of professional accountants have just released an article entitled “ACCA sets out ‘Magnificent Seven’ Attributes Vital to Success in Modern Business” which is a report on what it takes to be a “perfect professional”, both for now and in the future. But Hold Fire! It is not the gritty, battle-hardened gun-for-hire professional of John Sturge’s 1960 western masterpiece. Equally nor…

007 Excel Tricks for Business

007 Excel Tricks for Business Love it or loathe it, Microsoft Excel is one of the most essential pieces of software for any business as it gives you the tools to make the most out of your business’ data…Nobody Does It Better than Excel! Anyhow, if you’re not an Excel genius here are some tricks to make your spreadsheet life that bit easier… 001) Select all cells Either use the shortcut…

M & A activity continues at a Pace in the Ad Tech and MarTech Sectors

Friday saw the latest Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) numbers released for the quarter in the Advertising and Marketing Technology sectors. The Drum reported Friday on Results International’s report showing that 108 deals were done which was in fact the 3rd highest on record (http://goo.gl/H0UYh3). This activity is indeed in contrast to the recent wider Global M&A data collated by principal database Zephyr who revealed that both the volume and value…

Top 5 Apps for Businesses

Here are lists of apps that are recommended to small businesses to facilitate admin, increase productivity and just generally make business life easier! 1) An App For Communication: Skype Say hello again to Skype. You may just think of Skype as a video-calling tool, with many competitors such FaceTime achieving similar functionality, when really it is a whole lot more than that. Now owned by Microsoft, Skype allows you to…