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…

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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/ 0 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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Here’s why delaying your book-keeping is damaging your cash flow

AVA-Solutions/ September 11, 2018/ Follow Me/ 0 comments

Be honest, is keeping up with your book-keeping one of those “I’ll get around to it” jobs? Of course, your focus is, and should be, on building your business, looking after your clients and getting sales, but could your cash flow be suffering because your administration isn’t a priority? Does this sound familiar? You’re drowning with an overwhelmingly full shoebox/drawer/tray

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Eight Reasons Employing a Virtual Assistant Will Increase Profitability

AVA-Solutions/ August 21, 2018/ Follow Me/ 0 comments

Following on from the recent blog highlighting how your business could be at risk by mismanaged administration and book-keeping tasks, Eight reasons why your business needs a virtual assistant, here’s how a virtual assistant can help you organise your admin tasks to allow you to focus on developing your business, thus increasing your profitability. Senior members of staff are completing administration tasks

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Eight reasons why your business needs a Virtual Assistant

AVA-Solutions/ August 21, 2018/ Follow Me/ 0 comments

Running a business without back office support is hard. Could your business be haemorrhaging profits because your administration and book-keeping is not up to date? Here are 8 potential ways that your bottom line may be suffering. Senior members of staff are completing administration tasks –Managers can spend a lot of time completing admin when they should be focused on

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