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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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We had a lovely evening's life drawing session in the square outside Bar Bar Black Sheep!
Statue In The Square: Life Drawing at Bar Bar Black Sheep

Last Monday, the 6th August, one of our own living statues became the subject for Bar Bar Black Sheep's life drawing group ...

Georgia Tillery

Georgia Tillery

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

16th August, 2019



If you're looking for a new barber in Milton Keynes, Towcester or Northampton then do give us a call!
Are You Looking For A New Barber In Milton Keynes?

If you're looking for a new barber in Milton Keynes, come and visit the lovely Kim at Cloud 9 Spa ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

16th August, 2019



You can use marketing to tell your potential customers your story!
Dispelling The Myths About Marketing

I have over 20 years experience marketing in businesses and believe that there are always new things to learn ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

16th August, 2019



It was wonderful to host the Transitions UK event in celebration of National Volunteers' Week at the Potterspury House Restaurant!
Transitions UK: Celebrating National Volunteers' Week

I was very pleased that Transitions UK was able to host a reception at the lovely Potterspury House Restaurant recently ...

Ron Overton

Ron Overton

blog.transitionsuk.org

15th August, 2019



Does waking up early make you more productive? Well, maybe. But maybe not!
Does Waking Up Early Make You More Productive?

I have had this wonderful idea that waking up early at 5.30am would make me more productive. That's not quite true ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

15th August, 2019



If we're not careful we'll lose our social skills and become human robots which can easily be replaced by machines!
Use It Or Lose It! Social Skills Could Be A Thing Of The Past

Yesterday, UK pub chain Samuel Smith Old Brewery announced they are banning the use of mobile phones in its pubs ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

15th August, 2019



Another great networking tip this week about spending time on your support networks!
Networking Tips. Spend Time On Your Support Network

As anyone who runs their own small business knows, being ill means no work, and no work means no money ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

14th August, 2019



Thanks to the increased Annual Investment Allowance, now's the time to consider some plant and equipment purchases!
SMEs Unaware Of Increased Annual Investment Allowance

Did you know that at least 50% of SMEs are unaware of changes to the Annual Investment Allowance?

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

14th August, 2019



The Wet Mariners played a successful matinee and evening show at the Arches Theatre on Saturday!
What A Weekend We Had With The Wet Mariners!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Arches Theatre on Saturday to see the Wet Mariners in action in Romeo and Juliet ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

13th August, 2019



I was so glad that I hadn't turned on automatic ordering!
How My Children Managed To Put Viagra Onto My Shopping List!

Like many households across the country, we own a voice-activated smart speaker, which my children, 9 and 12, both love ...

Coral Tolley-Fletcher

Coral Tolley-Fletcher

blog.jvca.co.uk

13th August, 2019



If you want to create better business videos then read my 10 top tips!
10 Top Tips For Better Business Video

From blog posts to direct adverts, no medium has inspired people to stop scrolling on social media more than business video ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

12th August, 2019



Do you do a Sage data check regularly? What do you do when you get errors?
Sage Data Check: When A Comment Is Really An Error

When you exit Sage 50 Accounts, you are always asked if you would like to check your data before you back up? Do you?

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

12th August, 2019



These potential Inheritance Tax changes could be quite welcome!
Potential Inheritance Tax Overhaul

The Office of Tax Simplification has come up with a few ideas on how to deal with the complexities of Inheritance Tax ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

12th August, 2019



The Potterspury House Restaurant is honoured to be hosting Essendon Accounts 5th birthday party!
Potterspury House Restaurant: Another Fantastic Event Booked!

We're honoured to be hosting a company's 5th birthday celebration at the Potterspury House Restaurant in early September ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House

blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

9th August, 2019



The Fenceless Arts program was pleased to work with What's The Drama to put on their Queen's Court performance!
'What's The Drama' Rocks Queen's Court in Centre:MK

As part of our Fenceless Arts program, we offer community groups and organisations the opportunity to perform ...

Georgia Tillery

Georgia Tillery

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

9th August, 2019



How Systemising Your Business Can Maximise Its Value

Effective systems are the essential part of running a business. But remember, systems in their own right do not create growth ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

9th August, 2019



Creating Process Maps doesn't have to be complicated!
How Creating Process Maps Can Help Your Productivity

Creating process maps can certainly help boost your productivity by ensuring you know what to do, time after time. Here's how it works ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

8th August, 2019



Transitions UK supports disadvantaged young people at risk aged 14 to 25 years to ensure they transition to healthy, happy and fulfilled adult lives!
Transitions UK: Welcome To Our Brand New Blog!

Transitions UK was established to support disadvantaged young people to transition towards a productive and happy adult life ...

Ron Overton

Ron Overton

blog.transitionsuk.org

8th August, 2019



Go to a physical card shop and spend quality time choosing a card. Sorry, Moonpig!
Why A Moonpig Card Makes My Heart Sink

There is something special about finding the perfect card for someone you love. I do feel this is part of what makes us human ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

8th August, 2019



So far, the Common Reporting Standard has gained details on nearly three million UK taxpayers with offshore interests!
Common Reporting Standard: HMRC Collects £122m So Far!

So, far, HMRC has collected £122 million in extra taxes thanks to the new Common Reporting Standard tax regime ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

7th August, 2019



The Wet Mariners will be opening our summer season with Romeo & Juliet at The Arches Theatre!
The Arches Theatre 2019: Countdown To Curtain Up!

In less than a week, we will be welcoming our first audience to the first performance of the Arches Theatre 2019 summer season ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

6th August, 2019



Using Key Performance Indicators is a great way to improve your business!
Use Key Performance Indicators To Improve Your Business

Getting performance management information and monitoring your Key Performance Indicators is essential ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

6th August, 2019



Do you follow your dreams like Felix did? He took a real leap of faith from 128,000 feet
The Courage To Follow Your Dreams

Are you anything like Felix? Do you have the courage to jump from the corporate world and follow your dreams?

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

5th August, 2019



What do you do if you can't register for Making Tax Digital before the deadline?
HMRC Struggling With Making Tax Digital Registrations

If you call HMRC then you will hear that they are struggling with the volume registrations for Making Tax Digital ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

5th August, 2019



If you would like to come along to the Essendon Accounts & Tax 5th Birthday Party then do RSVP to me soon!
You're Invited To The Essendon Accounts And Tax 5th Birthday Party!

I'm very pleased to invite you to the celebration of our 5th Birthday in September at Potterspury House ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

5th August, 2019



Our client was astonished with the results she got with Arbonne RE9 Advanced Brightening!
Astonishing Results with Arbonne RE9 Advanced Brightening!

We were heartened to hear the results one of our clients is getting with the Arbonne RE9 Advanced Brightening range ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

2nd August, 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

2nd August, 2019



An effective promotional strategy can raise your profile, increase sales and grow your profits!
Developing An Effective Promotional Strategy

Marketing is often confused with PR, but those are just a couple of the components of an effective promotional strategy ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

2nd August, 2019



Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real

We've all felt it. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of death. It stops us from doing things. Sometimes fear is useful ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

1st August, 2019



We have to remember to be human if we're selling to humans!
If We Are Selling To Humans, We Need To Be Human!

One thing we must remember if we manage salespeople is that they are human and we're selling to humans ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

1st August, 2019



The impermanence of everything can be seen all around, though it should inspire us!
The Impermanence Of Everything

From the crumbling remains of the Roman empire, to the food we consume and our very lives, everything really is impermanent ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

1st August, 2019



Is this a collaborator or a competitor? That depends on both yours and their attitude!
3 Ways To Identify Collaborators And Competitors

Your competitors are all those other people in the same profession or line of work. You can spot them a mile away ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

31st July, 2019



With Sterling falling and shares set to follow suit, there may be some Inheritance Tax Reliefs available!
Inheritance Tax Relief For Losses On Shares

Share prices have been erratic over the past few years. Inheritance Tax specialists are beginning to ring the alarm bells ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

31st July, 2019



For a lot of day rate contractors, the new IR35 rules mean that your average tax rate goes up!
What Do The New IR35 Rules Mean For You?

HMRC has released the new draft IR35 legislation, intended to be effective from April 2020. So, what does it mean for you?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

30th July, 2019



We've deliberately kept the price low on our theatre tickets to encourage more people to come and enjoy the experience!
You Don't Have To Pay Through The Nose For Great Theatre

Many people have stopped going to the theatre because the whole experience is just getting too expensive ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

30th July, 2019



My core blogging service gives you a 30-day free trial to try out what I do without spending a penny!
A Closer Look: My Core Blogging Service

You've heard about blogging, but it seems like a lot of work, doesn't it? What benefits will it bring and why should you work with me?

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

29th July, 2019



If you've received a message claiming to be from HMRC, be very careful what you do with it!
HMRC And The Gateway Virus Messages

Over the last few weeks, I have noticed an increase in the number of fake messages which claim to come from HMRC ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

29th July, 2019



It seems that the new Conservative Government is looking to copy the Nigel Lawson era of cutting tax to encourage enterprise post-Brexit!
What's The Future Of Our Taxes?

When we get a new Prime Minister, we always seem to have a number of changes to complicate our tax calculations ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

29th July, 2019



Our chef Mark went above and beyond to get the Potterspury House Restaurant ready!
Anyone for Tennis At The Potterspury House Restaurant?

You may know that we host business networking groups at the Potterspury House Restaurant ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House

blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

26th July, 2019



The Black Sheep Collective Young Company will be starting soon! Do you want to enrol with us?
The Black Sheep Collective Young Company

The Black Sheep Collective has always valued the importance of passing knowledge and inspiration onto the next generation ...

Georgia Tillery

Georgia Tillery

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

26th July, 2019



There are many ways to market your business, both on and offline, but the most important thing is to constantly be marketing. You can't grow your business otherwise!
Marketing To Win New Customers

New products and services are constantly being developed and businesses need to ensure they are ahead of the competition ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

26th July, 2019



If you want to be a conscious listener, you have to let go of the need to be right!
Top Tips On How To Be A Conscious Listener

Let go of your attachment to being right, and your mind becomes more open. You can benefit from the viewpoints of others ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

25th July, 2019



Being happy can boost your work productivity with the right intrinsic motivation!
Does Happiness Boost Your Work Productivity?

When we think about work productivity, we imagine phrases like 'nose to the grindstone' and 'on the treadmill' ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

25th July, 2019



Can you pass the shaving mirror test? How about the Trolley Dilemma?
Networking Skills: Can You Pass The Shaving Mirror Test?

Two pieces of advice from ex-managers of mine this week after reading a blog post about networking skills by Adam Grant ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

24th July, 2019



The new off-payroll working rules are coming to the private sector soon!
Off-Payroll Working Rules In The Private Sector

Off-payroll working rules came into force in the public sector in April 2017. Now it's being introduced to the private sector too ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

24th July, 2019



It seems that accountants are the new bank managers!
Where Have All The Bank Managers Gone?

I read a report that said that the number of UK bank managers has declined from a high of 30,000 to a mere 7,000 ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

23rd July, 2019



This is me rehearsing at The Arches Theatre to be Dreyfus in The Pink Panther, A Shot in the Dark
The Arches Theatre: Rehearsals Are In Full Swing!

It's been an exciting few weeks with the casts of MKTOC and ETC Theatre Company rehearsing at the Arches Theatre ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

23rd July, 2019



The Osmo Mobile 2 is an excellent gimbal and a worthy inclusion in anyone's video kit!
Osmo Mobile 2: To Gimbal Or Not To Gimbal?

One of the best investments I've made in my video kit is the Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal. It should be an integral part of your video kit too ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

22nd July, 2019



If you haven't registered for Making Tax Digital for VAT yet then get a move on!
First Mandatory Quarterly Making Tax Digital VAT Returns Are Due

The first mandatory quarterly Making Tax Digital VAT Returns (for the period ending June 30th) are due by 7th August ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

22nd July, 2019



Xero bank feeds are changing and your accounting software will tell you when it's time to change to open banking!
Did You Know The Xero Bank Feeds Are Changing?

In a few weeks time, Xero bank feeds will no longer function due to the implementation of open banking ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

22nd July, 2019



Cloud 9 Spa is in a fabulous location and we'd love you to visit soon!
It's A Busy Time At Cloud 9 Spa And We Love It!

We love being busy at Cloud 9 Spa. Helping clients to look and feel beautiful from the inside out is our philosophy ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

19th July, 2019



At our last Bar Bar Book Club meeting, we read Normal People By Sally Roony!
Bar Bar Book Club: Normal People By Sally Roony

Our book club meeting this month was very interesting. I don't think we have ever had a book that has divided the group like this did ...

Georgia Tillery

Georgia Tillery

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

19th July, 2019



Don't Just Work In Your Business, Work On It Too!

If nobody knows who you are, what you do and how they could benefit from your services, the phone will never ring ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

19th July, 2019



With ISO 9001 you must make sure all the parts of your process are identifiable and traceable!
ISO 9001: Identification And Traceability

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

18th July, 2019



When you get feedback, you get better ... we may not like it, but it's really, really useful!
Get Feedback, Get Better!

Be honest, do you like getting feedback? I don't, I know I need it, but it doesn't mean I like it ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

18th July, 2019



If you're looking to fund your retirement, then selling part of your garden may be ideal!
PPR Relief On The Sale Of Part Of Your Garden

As I sit here contemplating that I will have to wait until I am 68 to receive my state pension, I am contemplating how to fund my retirement ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

17th July, 2019



If she uses the word 'passionate' again I'm going to ... oh no, she said it ... zZZxZZzzzzZZZ
I'm Just So Passionate About My Business!

I had to smile when John, one of my clients, recounted his negative experience out networking. He is an engineer by profession ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

17th July, 2019

The cast have be rehearsing at The Arches Theatre!
The Taming Of The Shrew Cast Is Announced!

I'm excited to have the 'Etcetera theatre company at the Arches Theatre from 22-24 August with 'The Taming of The Shrew' ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

16th July, 2019

Spend a few hours learning how to make a difference to your business and family!
Improve Your Profitability, Improve Your Life!

How many times have you read an article filled with helpful information, but not worked out how to apply it to your business?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

16th July, 2019

I offer everything you need, all in one place, all done for you on a simple monthly subscription!
Start Blogging With Me For Just £149 Per Month!

Small business blogging is a great way to get your brand, messages and words of wisdom out there. My special offer gets you started ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

15th July, 2019

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