With an ageing workforce, and the number of retirees predicted to rise by a third by 2050, many of us are simply not saving enough to enjoy a comfortable retirement. So the UK government launched the Pension Act to make it compulsory to save for the future with a scheme known as auto-enrolment. EasyPAE give you the facts.
Designing and creating a dynamic, engaging and inviting website is one of the most important elements of any business’s digital marketing strategy. A great website is the perfect shop window to increase revenue, improve visibility and help expand your customer base. In this blog Kirkwood Wilson Accountants gives you some top tips to get the most out of your company website.
We humans are creatures of habit. We love routine and we positively hate change. We’ll stay with the same bank for years, even if they’ve fallen behind with their customer service. We’ll hang on to a favourite sweater, or a much-loved car, all for the sake of sentimentality. It’s an outlook that also extends to our trusty accountant. But, with the financial health of your business at stake, Kirkwood Wilson Accountants wonder if your current choice of accountant really adds up?
Stepping away from the intricacies of your business to help it to grow sounds like a counterintuitive plan of attack. But more often than not that’s exactly what’s needed to take your business success to a whole new level. At Kirkwood Wilson Accountants we understand that taking a back seat can be a daunting prospect, so we’ve put together some helpful tips to help you to take that first backward step forward.
Sage’s market-leading accounting software is about to undergo a major overhaul in 2015. The onset of a brand new year brings with it a broad range of exciting new features and a fundamental move away from one-off payments to a monthly subscription service instead. Chartered Accountant, and Sage expert, Daniel Wilson explains what this means and how it will affect you.
Xero is a clever cloud-based business accounting software package that lets you log in anytime, anywhere and across all your devices to see your up-to-date financials. this “simple, smart and occasionally magical” service comes fully loaded with all the time-saving tools needed to grow your business. It’s secure, reliable and offers 24/7 support.
We at Kirkwood Wilson have just had our first few days hands-on with this year’s release of Sage accounts – and we are excited to tell you it’s looking great and packed with new features. In this week’s blog, I am going to run through a number of the new elements included in the package and try to explain why these features will benefit you as an SME.
Traditionally, when asked what service an accountant provided to a client, it probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear “well, they tell me how much profit I have made this year”. To some extent, whilst the overall ethos for an accountant remains to process the year end and give some sort of idea as to how you as a business are performing, the evolution of the expectations of clients has in turn led to a transformation in how we as accountants distinguish ourselves from the rest of the pack. So how are we changing?
At Kirkwood Wilson we like to think of ourselves as being leaders in using technology to help bear some of the load of what can at times be described as the hectic job of running a business. But we should also ensure that we do not neglect more traditional means. You may be thinking, “I’m too busy to actually meet with my client, I have more pressing matters”, however we must not forget that meeting in person is still the most valuable and effective way of communicating with your customer.
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