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THE HISTORY OF BOOKKEEPING AND ACCOUNTING

Posted: 27/02/2014

From Mesopotamia to the modern age ...

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The development of accounting systems correlates closely to the development of commerce and society. Evidence of accounting can be found on clay tablets dated as early as 3600BC ...

ODE TO MAUREEN WINDRIDGE

Posted: 30/01/2014

What a great testimonial ...

Views: 2531

My last few blog posts have been serious but I think very pertinent to all business owners. However we can't be serious all the time can we? So this week I am sharing a client testimonial ...

WRITING INSTRUCTIONS: WHY YOU SHOULD TEST THEM

Posted: 09/01/2014

Then test, test and test them again ...

Views: 710

Before the days of SatNav, when I was driving through strange towns, I often used to think that the signposts were put up by people who knew their way around and weren't much use to strangers ...

THINKING OF STARTING A BUSINESS?

Posted: 26/12/2013

Make sure you start on the right foot ...

Views: 2513

More people are considering the benefits of starting a business. Does becoming Master or Mistress of your own destiny appeal? Going it alone might be one of the best decisions you ever make ...

IF I'VE MADE SUCH A GOOD PROFIT

Posted: 21/11/2013

Where's the Cash?

Views: 1704

This is a very common question which I get asked by my Bookkeeping clients. The answer is in the Accounts in the form of a Cash Flow statement. The Cash Flow statement looks at the differences between two balance sheets ...

THE THINGS PEOPLE SAY ...

Posted: 07/11/2013

Is 'materiality' one of them?

Views: 1638

I enjoy my work and people like working with me. Maybe this is because I don't take myself too seriously? Yes, I have to have good attention to detail but being too pedantic can be annoying to people who do not have a financial mind ...

I WANT TO BE A RICH BOOKKEEPER

Posted: 10/10/2013

So please continue to be disorganised ...

Views: 2363

Being disorganised and untidy is a luxury that many of us cannot afford. It is time consuming and in today's hectic and fast moving world few of us have time to spare or waste. It can also be expensive ...

WHY I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT ACCOUNTS

Posted: 12/09/2013

Your journey to profitability ...

Views: 2488

Accounts tell a story and it is a very interesting story - it is the story of your business. A set of management accounts gives you masses of information about your business and can vary according the size and type of business you have ...

BOOKKEEPING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Posted: 29/08/2013

The why's, how's and what's ...

Views: 688

Bookkeeping is an ancient art that has been practiced thousands of years. From a simple abacus tally in the temples of Rome to the modern day digital world of cloud based accounting packages, bookkeeping is a vital tool for all small businesses ...

BOOKKEEPING IS FUN

Posted: 01/08/2013

Well, I certainly think so ...

Views: 2487

It's been many years since I first entered the world of self employment and such a lot has changed. When I first started there was no Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and certainly no one had thought about blogging ...

DO YOU KNOW YOUR GP?

Posted: 13/06/2013

Keeping your business healthy and wealthy ...

Views: 3077

In my recent blog post ''Gobbledygook Be Gone'', I explained that Gross Profit could be the subject of a blog in its own right and I promised that I would come back to it. Those acquainted with me will know that I keep my promises ...

A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF MAUREEN

Posted: 21/03/2013

It's not just about bookkeeping ...

Views: 1896

Last week I said that bookkeeping was fun - or at least to me it was. Some of you may think that is very sad so I thought I would outline a week in my working life so you would get an idea of what I do ...

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