Category Archives: Business Start Up Growth

Measuring Performance In Business

Measuring Performance In Business

The WHO of Performance Performance measurement and performance management plays a vital part in business success, sustainability and growth.  It is not a onetime event rather it is a continuous process. Successful Business Performance Measurement and Management can be summarised in the pneumonic Who.  ‘Who’ stands for the following: WhatHow Outcome What: is all about what is measured, and more importantly

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Cost Type: Direct & Indirect

Cost Type: Direct & Indirect

Accountants classify cost as either direct or indirect. Differences between direct and indirect costs It is important to know the difference as this helps when it comes to: Pricing of goods and services Business Planning Controlling costs Understanding profitability of customers, products and services Improving efficiency Direct cost This refers to cost related to the production of products.  Below are

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NFP And Private Businesses

NFP And Private Businesses

NFP does not = Not for Business. All Businesses Count We are fortunate to work across business sectors, and consequently have a wealth of knowledge and experience of the private and not for profit. Businesses are typically classified as private or not for profit (NFP), not for profits typically include many art organisations, charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs) and social

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Healthy Business, Healthy You

Healthy Business, Healthy You

Getting a Healthy Business is Like getting a Healthy You A healthy business is what we strive for. This blog will outline a five point approach for getting and improving business health, and how the approach has a lot in common with getting and improving personal health. Firstly, Objectives: It’s important to have objectives, for improving our personal health one

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Don’t Worry: Take Control of Your Numbers: Plan, Control and Decide

Don’t Worry: Take Control of Your Numbers: Plan, Control and Decide

Maintaining and growing your business This requires many things coming together, such as customer satisfaction, gaining clients, good products and services, motivated workforce, good relations with suppliers etc. An area often neglected is being able to take control of your business numbers and implement three key ingredients of managing your business, Planning, Control and Decision Making (PCD). A plan is

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Prepare For Making Tax Digital

Prepare For Making Tax Digital

The clock ticks and the Making Tax Digital of 01-April-19 will soon be upon us. HMRC have started sending out nudge letters to VAT registered businesses. We have already registered our own clients with HMRC and migrated them over to our preferred platform of choice, Xero. Here at Pro Active Resolutions we’d love to share our expertise and knowledge to

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Getting Started with Cloud Accounting and Xero: Three Things to Know

Getting Started with Cloud Accounting and Xero: Three Things to Know

Financial and business information plays a vital role in the management of businesses. It is used for numerous day-to-day operations: To comply with accounts, tax, PAYE and VAT obligations To tell us about levels of cash, income, costs, debt and monies owing To track income and expenditure from products, services and project. A cloud-based accounting system like Xero helps you

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Keep Business Cash Flowing

Keep Business Cash Flowing

Cash is the most important financial commodity that keeps the business wheels rolling.  Cash is the life-blood of any business and is vital for survival, sustainability, investment and growth.  We need cash for a whole variety of things, from paying staff, suppliers and bills, buying equipment, servicing loans and paying taxes. Three things to remember to help keep that business

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Marketing On A Budget

Marketing On A Budget

Effective and cost efficient marketing (contrary to popular belief) doesn’t have to have a huge price tag attached to it. However if you don’t do your research it can work out to be expensive. Numerous advertising companies will contact you promising vast increases in your sales if you sign up to one of their many (usually expensive) packages. However many

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Fraud | Protecting Your Business

Fraud | Protecting Your Business

There should be a culture of control and fraud prevention embedded into the strategic and operational affairs of an organisation. Senior management and trustees create this culture and should lead by example in adhering to the organisation’s internal financial controls and good practice. The trustees should make sure that an annual review is conducted into the effectiveness of internal financial

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