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It’s not what you know…

AVA-Solutions/ February 7, 2021/ Follow Me/ 0 comments

To say businesses have had an epic struggle recently is an understatement of huge proportions. Yet, as business owners, we keep going. We endure, we find new opportunities to adapt our offering, and we count on the support of family and friends to get us through tough times.   For me, i’ve been happy to be the person that people

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Be a 2021 Business Warrior!

AVA-Solutions/ December 27, 2020/ Follow Me/ 1 comments

2020 has not been a good year. We have had to deal with unprecedented levels of uncertainty, adapting our way of life at short notice, in response to a threat that no-one could have ever have anticipated how far reaching the implications would be at the beginning of the year. Reviewing the year purely from a business perspective, business owners

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Yet Another Lockdown! But don’t despair…

AVA-Solutions/ January 9, 2021/ Follow Me/ 0 comments

Well, here we are again. Another year, another National Lockdown. With rising COVID-19 numbers, we are yet again having to quickly reassess business operations with little notice. All is not lost, though. Remember the first lockdown, where it was an unprecedented move for us, and we needed to think on our feet? We’ve all adapted once before, we can do

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How AVA Solutions can help you be a Business Warrior in 2021

AVA-Solutions/ January 2, 2021/ Follow Me/ 0 comments

Happy New Year, everyone!  I wrote a post recently about how the difficulties presented to us by the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 can help us approach 2021 with some positivity, based on what we have achieved in unprecedented circumstances. Going into 2021, I’d like to ask you a question: Who went into lockdown panicking, and struggled to figure out what

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business

AVA-Solutions/ January 15, 2020/ Follow Me/ 0 comments

Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again when everyone is setting themselves up with their New Year’s Resolutions – often this involves torturous programmes of healthy eating, fitness regimes, alcohol or tobacco reduction, or a change in mindset; to be more assertive, to do what’s right for you rather than others. But what about your business? Does your

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A question for you…how do you approach your paperwork?

AVA-Solutions/ October 17, 2019/ Follow Me/ 0 comments

I have a question for you. When you think about all the paperwork involved in running your business, what are your thoughts? A) I have it all under control and I make sure it’s all completed in an accurate and timely manner. I have studied the HMRC website in infinite detail and I am now a tax expert. B) I

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SME owners – Are you at risk of burnout?

AVA-Solutions/ September 1, 2019/ Follow Me/ 0 comments

Recently, insurance provider Simply Business completed a survey of 500 small and medium businesses that found that 1 in 10 SME business owners haven’t had a holiday in up to five years. That is potentially almost half a million small and medium sized businesses across the country. We all know the importance of taking a day off here and there,

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Find Self Assessment Frightening? Here’s 3 Ways to Make it Less Scary…

AVA-Solutions/ August 11, 2019/ Follow Me/ 1 comments

Tax. Scary thought, isn’t it?! Have I paid enough? Did I do my tax return right? Are HMRC going to be hammering my door down for unpaid tax? For last year’s round of Self Assessments, 735,258 people submitted their tax return on the deadline day, with a further 731,186 tax payers missing the deadline altogether. That’s over 1.4 million people

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Contractors – What can AVA Solutions do for you?

AVA-Solutions/ July 18, 2019/ Follow Me/ 1 comments

Nowhere in the above definition does it say “book-keeper”, “administrator”, “accountant”, “marketing expert”. Yet, to be a contractor, you will undoubtedly require the skills of at least some, or all, of the above professions. Of course, you will have your own area of expertise, the service that you offer to your clients, so you won’t have time to become an

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Spotlight on… FreeAgent

AVA-Solutions/ June 30, 2019/ Follow Me/ 0 comments

AVA Solutions has recently become a business partner of FreeAgent, a cloud accounting package tailored towards micro-businesses, such as sole traders, partnerships and small limited companies. It’s particularly suited to the contractor market. I’ve been an advocate of FreeAgent for some time now. I’ve used it for my own business and had plenty of experience using it as it was

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