Marketing agency turns to cloud accounting to gain control

Mary runs a small digital marketing agency with a small team, serving business clients seeking to optimize their potential customers’ experience in interacting with their websites and social media platforms. As the business started to grow, Mary had neglected the financial aspect of her business and found that although sales were increasing, profitability was […]

Wholesale paint supplier and accountant working together drive business to new levels

A local wholesale paint supplier had been a client of their accountant for eight years. The relationship had traditionally been around year end tax and compliance. Two years ago, the accountant discussed the idea of business growth with her client. She said she had been thinking about the business and had run some numbers […]

By |July 3rd, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Interior designer achieves work/life balance with help from accountant

Janet started her interior design business three years ago with a wonderful vision. She planned to work three days a week and help affluent families achieve the home of their dreams by offering her creative services.


As happens so often with small business owners, the reality didn’t quite pan out as Janet had hoped. Instead […]

By |July 3rd, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Construction business benefits from understanding the numbers

Stephen runs a construction business specializing in large basements and car parks. The business has been established for 25 years and has grown steadily, with revenue now into eight figures. Unfortunately, profit margins are very slim and last year, Stephen’s business barely broke even and he was unable to draw his usual dividend at […]

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“Hobby” Turns Into A Business

It’s an incredible thing when a little idea grows to something bigger than you could have imagined.

Jack and Angela McGregor started their business as a “hobby”.  Angela was a homemaker and it gave her a creative outlet.  The intention was that the business would pay its way, and with luck, earn the family a […]

Avoid changing horses in midstream

It’s rare that Accountants are spoken of as examples of great marketing. So please indulge us as we share with you a wonderful campaign run by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales back in 1995.


So proud were the Institute of their campaign that they bought serious billboard space in London. On […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Marketing|0 Comments

Dentist’s revenue jumps with one simple process change

Amanda started a modern and progressive dental surgery three years ago. She had grown the business from nothing, reaching breakeven quickly through word of mouth and then moving into profitability. But she felt there was so much more potential in her business. When her accountant suggested they sit down to talk through how she […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Business|0 Comments