Category Archives: Accountancy

VAT And Pricing

VAT And Pricing

VAT- What is it? VAT  is a tax on sales, not profit. It is a multi-stage tax, charged at each stage of the business cycle on the “value added” at that stage. Most importantly the basic principle is that the VAT is actually paid by the non-VAT registered customer. VAT is charged on the taxable supply of goods and services

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Filing Your Tax Return- A Guide

Filing Your Tax Return- A Guide

Filing your tax return: Being an early bird can really help reduce your stress levels, giving you more time to just get on with your business and your life. Here at Pro Active we have put together a short guide on tax returns if you want to complete your own. If after watching our video you feel more comfortable with

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Profit & Your Break-Even Point

Profit & Your Break-Even Point

Profits & your break-even point are so important to businesses that we’ve dedicated this blog and clip to this subject.   You might be wondering why knowing about this is important. Stay with me as we look at break-even. The bottom line is knowing your gives you better business insights and helps you make more profit in your business. Let’s

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Cloud Online Accounting

Cloud Online Accounting

Cloud Online Accounting is something businesses need to embrace in this ever-growing digital age. Above all you have the Power to achieve so much in your business and life.  Three important points to release the power in you: Motivation Mindset Numbers Above all Motivation and Mindset are certainly two of those things.  These helped me grow my back-bedroom business and

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Property Is A Business

Property Is A Business

The Business Of Property Property is a business.  Therefore run it as one, because it is not just an investment.   There is money to be made in property.  Therefore before money starts rolling in there’s lots to think about, including: Returns Decide whether you’re going for capital growth, income or a mix Ownership of properties Individual, partnership, LLP, single company

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Business Budgeting For Success

Business Budgeting For Success

Understanding Business Budgeting Does your business budget for success? A successful business needs the solid foundations of sound financial management built into its overall strategy.  Finances should underpin every aspect of its work.  Activities need to be planned and costed, so resources are properly considered. “Failing to plan is planning to fail,” Benjamin Franklin; “Those who fail to learn from the past

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Budget In Business

Budget In Business

To help you budget within your business, you need to have a “Personal Survival Budget” in place. What’s you minimum survival budget? Few businesses make enough money in the formative years. In order to find out how long you can continue trading, establish what your minimum survival budget is and how much money comes into the household excluding what you

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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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