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My Clients' Latest Blog Posts

I blog for my clients every week. Mostly I edit their raw thoughts, sometimes I write original posts and, occasionally, recycle something popular. Here are the latest sixty blog posts I've created and published for them

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If you've never heard of Stamp And Go, Johnny Cakes, Ackee or Callalo then come along to our authentic Caribbean night!
Join Us For Our Authentic Caribbean Night!

Our founder Marlin often gets requests from diners for special menu evenings, so we're putting on an authentic Caribbean night ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House

blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

20th September, 2019



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Discover The Magic Beans At Bar Bar Black Sheep

As an award winning social enterprise, Bar Bar Black Sheep is committed to using the best products from socially responsible suppliers ...

Danny Quinn

Danny Quinn

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

20th September, 2019



One of the most important parts of being in business is maintaining and enhancing our customer relationships!
Top 5 Tips For Better Customer Relationships

One of the most important parts of being in business is maintaining and enhancing our customer relationships ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

20th September, 2019



If this is what your desk looks like then you really need my help!
Why Having A Paper Pile On Your Desk Is A Mistake

Right now, my desk is lovely and clear with no piles of paper, stationery, post-it notes or other random clutter that you find on desks ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

19th September, 2019



Equip your team to be part of the workforce of the future by honing their soft skills!
Turns Out That Soft Skills Aren't So Soft After All

It's time to look at how you can equip yourself to be part of the workforce of the future and not only survive, but thrive ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

19th September, 2019



Celebrate with Transition UK at our annual gala dinner!
Celebrating Five Years of Transitions UK!

Transitions UK has been changing young lives for five years now. What an amazing journey it's been for us so far ...

Ron Overton

Ron Overton

blog.transitionsuk.org

19th September, 2019



Do you have wisdom or just knowledge?
Knowledge Is Knowing A Tomato Is A Fruit

Brian Gerald O'Driscoll came up with that great quote on knowledge. I just love it, and it really does say it all, doesn't it?

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

18th September, 2019



When it comes to family will planning, the nil-rate band on first death can be a useful relief!
Family Will Planning: Using The Nil-Rate Band On First Death

When it comes to family will planning, have you heard of the nil-rate band on first death? It's a really useful relief ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

18th September, 2019



Business failure happens when owners forget that cash is king!
Business Failure: Why Does It So Easily Happen?

In the last 21 years, I have only met a couple of companies that became business failures because the owners were lazy or inept ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

17th September, 2019



As winter is coming, I'm thinking about pantomime again!
Winter Is Coming!

So, we're nearing the end of summer and, as winter is coming, I turn my mind to thoughts about pantomime ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

17th September, 2019



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Happy Birthday Extra Help Maidenhead And Windsor

We're delighted to be celebrating the first birthday of Extra Help Maidenhead & Windsor, which is owned by Nealem Stephens ...

Steffi Lewis

extrahelp.stefficms.com

17th September, 2019



Business blogging has all sorts of benefits for any small business owner! But you have to get it right!
16 Top Tips For Better Business Blogging

Many people start blogging with the intention of driving traffic to their website or increasing overall brand awareness ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

16th September, 2019



Trying to raise business funding can be quite a daunting task, but not any more!
Are You Looking For Business Funding?

If you run your own company then there'll be a time when you need to raise some business funding ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

16th September, 2019



The Domestic Reverse Charge for Construction Services is delayed until October 2020!
The Domestic Reverse Charge For Construction Services Is Delayed

HMRC has listened to industry concerns and delayed the Domestic Reverse Charge for Construction Services until October 2020 ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

16th September, 2019



Our talented chefs worked hard to create the perfect buffet!
Another Fantastic Event At The Potterspury House Restaurant

The team at the Potterspury House Restaurant were delighted to host Essendon for their 5th birthday celebrations ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House

blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

13th September, 2019



The Black Sheep Collective summer art workshops were a huge success!
Summer At The Black Sheep Collective - Part 2

This August saw Bar Bar's first kid's crafts sessions where the children were able to produce some amazing pieces of work ...

Sian Philpott

Sian Philpott

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

13th September, 2019



Project management is about defining then following the right steps!
The Ancient Art Of Project Management

To be successful, managers must deliver results on time and within budget. Project management is now an essential skill ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

13th September, 2019



A group of young people supported by Transitions UK at a recent local jobs fair!
Transitions UK And The Back To School Blues

As the summer holidays draw to a close, young people around the country are getting ready to go back to school ...

Ron Overton

Ron Overton

blog.transitionsuk.org

12th September, 2019



Improving your self-awareness will have a positive effect on your future!
Self-Awareness And The Art Of Improving Your Life

Self-awareness is a skill that helps you to be aware of your own emotions, behaviours, beliefs and motivations ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

12th September, 2019



Being busy is not good for your productivity!
Why Being Busy Is Not Good For Your Productivity

''How are you today?'' I'm asked. ''I'm soooo busy'' I reply. This is the answer many self-employed business people seem to give ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

12th September, 2019



The 5th birthday celebrations for Essendon Accounts & Tax proved that you should never ignore your network!
Business Development: Ignore Your Network At Your Peril!

Last Thursday, I went to a party after work. I'd had quite a tough week to that point including a late-night visit to A&E ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

11th September, 2019



Now that the domestic reverse charge for VAT has been delayed, the construction industry can breathe a sigh of relief!
Domestic Reverse Charge for VAT Delayed!

The Government has announced a 12-month delay to the domestic reverse charge for VAT in the construction industry ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

11th September, 2019



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How A Single Parent Became A Successful Franchise Business Owner

I can hardly believe that my wonderful business, Extra Help, is nine years old this year! Time really does fly ...

Steffi Lewis

extrahelp.stefficms.com

10th September, 2019



If you've ever wondered what Porridge would be like on stage, you'll soon find out!
Anyone For Porridge?

After some time tracking down Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, I was finally able to ask them if I could put Porridge on stage ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

10th September, 2019



You could, quite literally, be burning money! Is it time for a business review?
Are You Burning Money?

Now, that the weather is changing, I have taken the opportunity to have essential maintenance carried out at home ...

Coral Tolley-Fletcher

Coral Tolley-Fletcher

blog.jvca.co.uk

10th September, 2019



When you work with me, business blogging becomes really easy for you!
4 Reasons You Need To Start Business Blogging

Everyone wants to increase interest in their brand and business blogging is great at that. It offers a whole wealth of benefits ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

9th September, 2019



You'll be amazed at how useful my bookkeeping handholding service can be!
Do You Know About My Bookkeeping Handholding Service?

Bookkeeping can be a lonely pastime. Either as a business owner looking after your own accounts or as an external bookkeeper ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

9th September, 2019



A big thank you to all the friends, clients and business contacts to came to Essendon's 5th Birthday party!
Essendon 5th Birthday! A Thank You

Essendon was proud to host its 5th birthday party last week and I wanted to thank everyone for their support ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

9th September, 2019



Novalash American Volume Eyelash Extensions are now available at Cloud 9 Spa!
Novalash American Volume Eyelash Extensions

The team at Cloud 9 Spa have now become certified with the popular Novalash American Volume Eyelash Extensions ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

6th September, 2019



The Black Sheep Collective has had a fantastic summer with our circus workshops!
Summer At The Black Sheep Collective

The Black Sheep Collective has just finished it's 4th summer of circus workshops in Queens Court at the Centre:MK ...

Sian Philpott

Sian Philpott

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

6th September, 2019



Micro-marketing allows your sales teams to use precise targeting.
Micro-Marketing And The Art Of Precise Targeting

Thanks to CRM, firms have the opportunity to manipulate vast databases to highly target their campaigns ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

6th September, 2019



Failure can lead to success and there are many great examples to inspire you!
How Failure Can Lead To Success

You'd be surprised how many successful people have failed before. It seems like a stigma to fail, but failure can lead to success ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

5th September, 2019



Developing your self-awareness doesn't necessarily involve meditation, but a few minutes daily relaxation helps!
Self-Awareness: How To Develop Your Humanness

With more automation taking place and competition for jobs with AI, those of us with self-awareness stand out from the crowd ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

5th September, 2019



Supporting our charity will help our young people more easily transition into adulthood!
Transitions UK: Partnering With The Business Community

At Transitions UK, we really understand the opportunities young people need to be able to transition to adulthood ...

Ron Overton

Ron Overton

blog.transitionsuk.org

5th September, 2019



Our culture gives us our sense of belonging and grounds us in what is acceptable and normal!
Business Development: Culture Matters

At Asentiv, we've been thinking a lot about our culture as we prepare for the introduction of our exciting new services ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

4th September, 2019



If you keep accurate records, you can save tax when claiming loan interest relief!
Claiming Loan Interest Relief

We may not be near the end of the tax year, but many people are keeping an eye on their potential tax returns ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

4th September, 2019



Doris the Aston Martin DB2 will be out and about this summer.
More About Doris, The Aston Martin DB2

Some of you will know Doris, who is our Aston Martin DB2. She's currently being serviced and made ready for action ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

3rd September, 2019



There's always an app that can get your business finances working smarter!
How To Get Your Business Finances Working Smarter!

If you're like me, you have spoken to many business advisers where you have been exhorted to work smarter not harder ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

3rd September, 2019



I'm very much looking forward to a super September!
Super September: What's Your Plan For The Month?

In August, I reined things in and spent time concentrating on projects. Now we're in September, things are going to be different ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

2nd September, 2019



If you want to continue trading with EU members post-Brexit, you need an EORI number!
All VAT-Registered Businesses To Get An EORI Number

Sajid Javid announced new plans to help businesses that trade with Europe prepare for 31st October 2019 ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

2nd September, 2019



YEs VAT codes can be confusing, so here's a short explaination! If you need more help then do get in touch!
VAT Codes For Purchasing Explained

I've been helping a client with Xero and although they are nearly sorted, Entering invoices with no VAT is confusing them ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

2nd September, 2019



It’s not just what Arbonne put in their products that makes them so good, it's what they leave out!
Arbonne: Healthy Living Inside And Out

When Marlin and Richard found Arbonne, they knew the skincare and nutrition range would compliment their own beliefs ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

30th August, 2019



Black Sheep Young Company weekly sessions will be taking place on Monday evenings!
Black Sheep Young Company - JOIN NOW!

Registration for Black Sheep Young Company is now open and we will be holding workshops most Mondays in term time ...

Georgia Tillery-Randak

Georgia Tillery-Randak

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

30th August, 2019



Nag Wars: The Return Of The Coach

In a town, far, far away (well, only about 8 miles in fact) and not actually that long ago (about a year if I remember rightly) ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

30th August, 2019



Whether it's products, data or services, the customer must receive them in the best condition, each and every time!
ISO 9001: Preservation Of Products And Services

In this series of blog posts, I will be taking a look at the main sections of ISO 9001, what they are, why they are important ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

29th August, 2019



Empathy is important not just on the high street, but for every business that needs repeat business!
A Business Case For Training In Empathy

Top companies invest their training budgets into developing empathy as it is shown to improve the customer experience ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

29th August, 2019



Both Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes are built on communities within communities!
Updated: Communities Within Communities

I wrote the original blog post about communities within communities in 2016 when we first launched Asentiv ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

28th August, 2019



VAT On holiday lets and serviced accommodation doesn't need to be complicated!
VAT On Holiday Lets And Serviced Accommodation

With many businesses, once your income heads above £85,000 you have to register for and pay VAT every quarter ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

28th August, 2019



We've got a lot going on and I hope you will be able to join us at some, if not all, of our productions!
You Want More Comedy? You've Got It!

It has been another busy week for me. Some of you may have seen me as Christopher Sly in Etcetera Theatre Company ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

27th August, 2019



If you're worried The Pensions Regulator may investigate you then get in touch!
The Pensions Regulator Has Teeth! Big Teeth!

The Pensions Regulator has been promoting Workplace Pensions for a few years now. If you have employees, you need a pension ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

27th August, 2019



From a cloud of dust and gas floating around in space, to an advanced, technological civilisation in just 4.5 billion years! If that doesn't make you feel awesome, nothing will!
Space: When Did You Last Look Up?

Space is so massive that we can't even comprehend the distances involved in getting from one star to another ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

26th August, 2019



With Sage 50, I can offer your refresher training, or you could just experiment yourself!
Sage 50: Refresher Training Or SImple Experimentation?

If you've used Sage 50 for a while, you probably have used it the same way for years, even if you have upgraded to the latest version ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

26th August, 2019



Late payment are causign damage, but other things are knocking the confidence of businesses too!
It's Official! Late Payments Cause Damage

According to recent BCM research, late payments from customers are now a more significant challenge than a year ago ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

26th August, 2019



From lunch and afternoon tea to evening dining and family Sunday roasts, the Potterspury House Restaurant is the hidden gem of dining in Northamptonshire. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Hidden Gem Of Dining In Northamptonshire

The Potterspury House Restaurant has grown in popularity to become the hidden gem of dining in Northamptonshire ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House

blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

23rd August, 2019



Bar Bar Book Club found 'An American Marriage' to be a well-rounded book and an easy read!
Bar Bar Book Club: An American Marriage

Bar Bar Book Club's August read was 'An American Marriage' by Tayari Jones. Chosen as part of Oprah's book club selection ...

Georgia Tillery-Randak

Georgia Tillery-Randak

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

23rd August, 2019



Planning + Marketing x Effort = Success

Business owners are time poor and must prioritise the important tasks. But many get caught up working in the business ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

23rd August, 2019



Even ordinary people can inspire others, and you don't have to have achieved your goals first!
One Way Or Another, We Are All Inspirational To Others

I am inspired by ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. They are selfless, creative, brave, or go against the norm ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

22nd August, 2019

The Transitions UK Camp Independence 2019 was a huge success!
Transitions UK Camp Independence 2019

Each year, we run the Transitions UK Camp Independence event for our young people. 2019's camp was especially good ...

Ron Overton

Ron Overton

blog.transitionsuk.org

22nd August, 2019

With ISO 9001, we need to make sure that property, be it physical or electronic, is kept safe!
ISO 9001: Property Belonging To Customers Or External Providers

In this series of blog posts, I will be taking a look at the main sections of ISO 9001, what they are, why they are important ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

22nd August, 2019

HMRC are still running their Property Tax Campaign which offers preferential penalty rates for disclosure!
Landlords And The HMRC Property Tax Campaign

HMRC announced a number of campaigns in 2013 so that taxpayers could bring their tax affairs up to date, no questions asked ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

21st August, 2019

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