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Cryptocurrencies: fad or future?

Bitcoin has been in the news recently, and not always for the right reasons. The cryptocurrency started at a value of almost nil in 2009, rocketed to a record high of US$20,000 in 2017, but has been steadily falling and is currently worth about US$6,500. Investors who entered the market at the peak suffered staggering […]

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Expecting the unexpected: hidden business costs

Starting a business is a step into the unknown. Even with a well-thought-out business plan, there are often a lot of overlooked costs that can quickly eat into your cash reserves. It’s not something you can afford to ignore with your initial profit margin being so small. As experienced accountants to contractors, here is our […]

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Firefighting: what to do when things go wrong

We understand that running a business isn’t always a smooth road. Sooner or later you’re going to come across a hurdle as every business does. The inspirational success stories you hear come from the businesses that fought through the rough patches and came out changed for the better. The trick is knowing what to do […]

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Protecting your business accounts from fraud

Phishing email attacks, data breaches, credit card fraud, and ransomware infections targeting small businesses are becoming far too familiar. Cyber fraud is estimated to cost UK businesses £193 billion per year, with accounts payable understandably being one of the most targeted departments. In addition to external hackers taking advantage of your business, fraud can come […]

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Dealing with probate

Dealing with the administration of an individual’s estate can be a complex and time-consuming experience, which carries with it a number of legal obligations. Here we outline some key elements of the process, as well as suggesting some tax-efficient measures for you to consider as part of your own estate planning strategy. Probate is the […]

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