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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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Arbonne released some great new products at the recent conference in Las Vegas!
Have You Seen The Great New Products From Arbonne?

Our founders Marlin and Richard were in Las Vegas for with Arbonne where they released some amazing new products ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

24th May, 2019



The creative journey of The Cagebirds started off when I auditioned some very talented actors and performers!
The Cagebirds: A Reflection On The Process

When I first read The Cagebirds by David Campton, I knew instantly that one day I was going to put this on stage ...

Georgia Tillery

Georgia Tillery

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

24th May, 2019



Webinars are a great way to reach out to busy business owners and managers!
How To Make Webinars Work For Your Business

As business owners dedicate more time to keeping their heads above water, they are making better use of webinars ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

24th May, 2019



It's amazing how you can get through life and make a career out of being average if you don't beat the lizard!
To Achieve Your Goals, You First Need To Beat The Lizard

Have you found yourself saying you're going to do something then never get around to it? You need to beat the lizard first ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

23rd May, 2019



If you'd like to find out more about putting your team first, do get in touch!
Why You Should Put Your Team Before Your Customers!

Do you end up falling into the trap of trying to take care of your team, your customers and your business simultaneously?

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

23rd May, 2019



Are you making the most of your networking time?
Networking Time Management

Research shows that those who spend the most time on networking activities achieve the highest success ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

22nd May, 2019



ISO 9001 and Six Sigma can be aligned and integrated together!
ISO 9001 And Six Sigma For Starters

This week I have a guest post from Kaltrina Istrefi from PECB talking about ISO 9001 and Six Sigma. Take it away Kaltrina ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

22nd May, 2019



HMRC took Petrol Services Limited to tribunal over the director's consultancy agreements!
Can A Director Also Be A Consultant To Their Own Company?

National Insurance is a significant cost for any company. Therefore, wouldn't it be great if you could save on your NI bill?

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

22nd May, 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

21st May, 2019



The Wet Mariners will be performing Romeo & Juliet at The Arches Theatre this summer!
The Arches Theatre: Meet the Wet Mariners!

We may have mentioned The Wet Mariners before, but we are very excited to have them return to The Arches Theatre ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

21st May, 2019



If you're choosing an accountant then ensure you get the best one for you!
6 Top Tips For Choosing An Accountant

All accountants are the same, right? Well actually, no! When choosing an accountant, which one is right for you?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

21st May, 2019



With Sage and Xero, once your documents are set up, they're really easy to use and will save you loads of time!
Document Templates For Sage And Xero

Last week, I went to see a couple of new clients, one using Sage and the other Xero. Both were producing delivery notes in Excel ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

20th May, 2019



Check out this bad boy on Potterspury House Restaurant's new summer lunch menu!
Potterspury House Restaurant: Our New Summer Lunch Menu

We are very pleased to announce our brand new summer lunch menu at the Potterspury House Restaurant ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House

blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

20th May, 2019



Don't forget that each of your employees needs to receive their P60 before 31st May!
Reminder: P60 Forms Are Due By 31st May

If you haven't already issued them, all your employees will need a copy of their P60 form by 31st May 2019 ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

20th May, 2019



One member of Bar Bar Book Club was physically moved to throw her copy of The Dice Man in the bin!
Bar Bar Book Club: The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart

On Monday 13th May we had our monthly Bar Bar Book Club get together. We were discussing a book called The Dice Man ...

Georgia Tillery

Georgia Tillery

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

17th May, 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

17th May, 2019



If you want to get customers returning again and again, you need to turn them into raving fans!
4 Ways To Get Customers Returning To Your Business Again And Again

In the final part of my 4 part 'mastery' series, this week we're talking about delivery, the life blood of your business ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

16th May, 2019



Are leaders born or bred? Don't concern yourself with what the experts say!
Are Leaders Born Or Bred?

For as long as leaders have led, we have wondered if their abilities are the result of mystical forces or if they can be learned ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

16th May, 2019



With ISO 9001 the right inputs ensure the outputs will be correct!
ISO 9001: Design And Development (Part 3)

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

15th May, 2019



Good networking skills will show you what to do if you feel your pond has dried up!
Networking Skills: Has Your Pond Dried Up?

What happens when your pond dries up? Do you give up and change groups? Good networking skills say look at yourself first ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

15th May, 2019



You could qualify for Structures And Buildings Allowance on your new acquisition or construction!
Structures And Buildings Allowance Update

The new Structures And Buildings Allowance has come into effect for expenditure incurred on or after 28 October 2018 ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

15th May, 2019



You could be playing at The Arches Theatre before each show!
The Arches Theatre: Local Musicians Wanted!

To add to our audiences' experience and the ambience at The Arches Theatre this summer, we'd like to introduce live music ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

14th May, 2019



With the tax changes coming soon, you can have a company car for less than the cup of coffee per day!
A Company Car For Less Than The Cost Of A Cup Of Coffee Per Day?

Can you really have a new company car for less than the cost of a cup of coffee every day? Yes, you can ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

14th May, 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

13th May, 2019



If you want to be a sucessful landlord, follow these great tips from Mark l'Anson!
7 Top Tips On How To Be A Successful Landlord

This week, I have 7 top tips that Mark I'Anson sent out on an email recently about how to be a successful landlord ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

13th May, 2019



This Adept Add-On solves an issue with subscription invoicing!
Sage 50: Dealing With Subscription Invoicing

Sage 50 allows you to have recurring invoices, though I find it clunky for something like subscription invoicing ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

13th May, 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

10th May, 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

10th May, 2019



The Black Sheep Collective and Fenceless Arts have a packed diary in May!
Black Sheep Collective: May 2019 Events And Workshops

May is an exciting month for Black Sheep Collective events and workshops as well as Fenceless Arts' fabulous performers ...

Black Sheep Collective

Black Sheep Collective

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

10th May, 2019



Checklists may be boring but they are a necessity! They can be really useful ...
Checklists: Boring But A Necessity

Checklist sounds boring, don't they? They conjure up images of grey-suited inspectors going around filling them out ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

9th May, 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 ...

9th May, 2019



IF you want to manage your time better then you need a target!
The Easiest Way To Manage Your Time

Time is a great equalizer. It doesn't matter who you are or how successful you are, everyone has the same hours in a week ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

9th May, 2019



You've got until 6th April 2020 before the Capital Gains Tax changes kick in!
Capital Gains Tax: Increases For Landlords Are On The Way!

In the 2018 Budget, Philip Hammond announced changes to Capital Gains Tax that will impact the sale of a landlord's home ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

8th May, 2019



It's a key networking skill to learn to give for the sheer pleasure of it!
Networking Skills: Giving For The Sheer Pleasure Of It

Sometimes research backs up what you know as the blindingly obvious, so you've never really thought about it ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

8th May, 2019



HMRC is acting as a force for good by going after black market puppy breeders, dealers and importers!
Even The Taxman Likes Puppies!

You would think HM Revenue & Customs an unlikely place to find puppies, but they chase down tax avoiding puppy breeders ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

7th May, 2019



A still from the film version of A Shot In The Dark staring Peter Sellers and Elke Sommer!
The Arches Theatre: Change To The Performance Schedule

We have been working closely with John Drinkwater, the director of the Pink Panther stage adaptation we have scheduled ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

7th May, 2019



If you think HMRC's Payment On Account system has got your self-assessment statement incorrect, give me a call!
HMRC's Payment On Account System Glitches

HMRC has been upgrading its IT systems, but things go wrong. It's Payment On Account system had a glitch recently ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

7th May, 2019



Social media is one part of your online marketing strategy to drive traffic to your brand!
A Closer Look: My Social Media Sharing Add-On

One of the key needs of social media is regularly sharing. But small business owners and entrepreneurs don't have the time ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

6th May, 2019



HMRC now requires businesses to use Making Tax Digital for VAT compliant accounting software!
When Is Your First Making Tax Digital for VAT Return Due?

As of 1st April 2019, VAT registered businesses must use Making Tax Digital for VAT compliant accounting software ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

6th May, 2019



Choose from a selection of delicious Spanish dishes, prepared by Nikki and Mark, our talented chefs!
Join Us For Our First Tapas Evening On 11th of May!

The Potterspury House Restaurant is pleased to announce our first Tapas evening will be held on 11th May 2019 ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House

blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

3rd May, 2019



One of our human statues, Sian Philpott, was at the Stony Stratford Gallery opening!
A Human Statue At The Stony Stratford Gallery Opening

Last week we sent on of our human statues out to the opening of the new Stony Stratford Gallery on the high street ...

Black Sheep Collective

Black Sheep Collective

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

3rd May, 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

3rd May, 2019



If you want to make the right business decisions then you need to learn money mastery!
The Numbers You Must Know To Make The Right Business Decisions

Another of my four-part series on 'Mastery' which will help you make the right business decisions. This time, it's about money ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

2nd May, 2019



When you're selling to different personalities you need to modify your own approach and style!
Top Tips On Selling To Different Personalities

We all have demanding customers to whom we are required to sell and selling to different personalities can be challenging ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

2nd May, 2019



Here's a useful way to work out which people you should be spending time with so you can focus on your gold dust!
Networking Skills: Focus On Your Gold Dust

It makes sense to focus on your gold dust and spend your networking time with people who will bring you a return on your investment ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

1st May, 2019



Determining the scope of the QMS is a vital part of your ISO 9001 certification!
ISO 9001: Determining The Scope Of The QMS

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

1st May, 2019



If you're considering setting up a trust for your children then do get the right tax advice!
Transferring Property Tax Efficiently Using Trusts

Creating a trust and transferring property into it for your children needs professional tax advice to get right ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

1st May, 2019



If you want to grow your business, remember to keep the cash rolling in!
How To Grow Your Business: Lesson One

If you run a business, then part of what you have to do is to grow it. Let's face it, you have to grow your business, don't you?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

30th April, 2019



We are offering gold, silver and bronze sponsorhip packages for the Arches Theatre in 2019!
Sponsor The Arches Theatre 2019 Season

Sponsor the Arches Theatre, Buckinghamshire's premier open-air theatre, and reach an audience of a 1,000 ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

30th April, 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 April, 2019



You can discover when you should sign-up for Making Tax Digital for VAT!
When To Sign-Up For Making Tax Digital For VAT

There are rules that dictate when you should sign-up to Making Tax Digital for VAT. They're a little complex though ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

29th April, 2019



Find out more about the Business Godparent by downloading our PDF and watching the videos using the app!
New Thoughts From The Business Godparent

I'm known as the Business Godparent due to the incredible level of help and support I offer to the clients of Essendon Accounts ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

29th April, 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

26th April, 2019



If you've booked your summer holiday then don't forget a spa day at Cloud 9 Spa a few days before you go!
Have You Booked Your Summer Holiday Yet?

You may be wondering how you're going to get beach body ready now that you've booked your summer holiday ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

26th April, 2019



Bar Bar Book Club think this is a perfect book to read by the pool!
Bar Bar Book Club: Review of The Cows by Dawn O'Porter

Bar Bar Book Club members always know when we have had a good discussion when the meeting runs longer than an hour ...

Georgia Tillery

Georgia Tillery

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

26th April, 2019



If you want to build your business to fit your life then you need to start with clarity!
How Successful Business Owners Build Their Business To Fit Their Life

Are you running your business without a clear plan of where you intend to take it? If so, you are not alone!

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

25th April, 2019



You can make a real connection with your customers when you meet face-to-face. With email, you can't!
Don't Sell Through Email! Face-To-Face Is 34 Times More Successful!

We use email to keep in contact with customers or to let them know of special offers and to follow up, but be careful ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

25th April, 2019

If you want to improve your business then implement ISO9001!
What is ISO9001 And How Can It Improve Your Business?

When people ask me what I do and I reply, ''I am an ISO9001 consultant'', most of the time I get a confused look back ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

24th April, 2019

Rejection sucks, but learning referral marketing can change your attitude to it!
Referral Marketing: Rejection Sucks, Ok?

Anyone in sales knows that rejection is part of the process. Not everyone you approach is going to buy from you ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

24th April, 2019

You may own your business premises, but what if your potential buyer doesn't want it?
How Should You Own Your Business Premises?

Many businesses own the premises they operate from, but for tax purposes, sometimes it's more efficient for the business not to own it ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

24th April, 2019

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