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Category: Planning

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Nurturing Finances: A supporting hand for Care-Centric Businesses

Are you running a children’s nursery, fostering agency, care home, or any business that focuses on caring for others? Do you remember when you were learning to ride a bike ? When that person teaching you gently placed their hand on your back to save you from falling and helping you with your balance ?…
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What is a VFO?

A VFO or Virtual Finance Office / Officer, is a service offered by an acountant where they bring the experience and expertise of a high-level Chief Finance Officer and finance suoort to your business – without the cost of hiring a full-time, in-house employee. It is a specialty provided to small and medium businesses and…
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Growth hacks for your small business

Deciding on an online marketing plan can be overwhelming for small business owners looking for affordable ways to nurture steady, sustainable growth. With time in short supply, the key is to find one or two growth strategies that will get results at minimal cost. These proven growth hacks offer business owners a few simple, cost-effective…
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Our Business Planning service

Setting goals & implementing strategies for achieving them is an important step towards unlocking business potential. If you don’t have a #BusinessPlan which you update quarterly and refer to weekly, get in touch to develop one now! Success is about planning; we want to help you achieve success. It’s essential to take time out from…
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Why local may be better than remote

As a business owner, choosing the right accountant is an important decision. While there are many remote accountants available to work with you, there are also many benefits to working with a local accountant. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the key benefits of working with a local accountant and how it can…
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KPI

Grow your numbers – Activities and KPIs

What on earth is a KPI and why are KPIs important to your business? A KPI (Key Performance Indicator) is a result that can be used to measure the effectiveness of different activities in your business. Put another way, if you want to define what success looks like from your business activities, employees, or projects,…
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Do you feel like a slave to your business?

Feeling like a slave to your business implies the loss of control; thinking that you need to be available to your customers 24/7 and that your team can’t cope without you. It can also imply a victim mentality – that this is just what it’s like to be a business owner and that it’s not…
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Gold Cogs

Why Do I Need to Prepare Management Accounts?

If you run your own business, you may wonder why you need management accounts and what they are. Their purpose should be to provide you with accurate, up to date financial information reporting on the performance of your business to enable you to make better business decisions. At Balloon Accounting we believe that this management…
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If my business is making a profit, where is the cash?

Some small business owners find themselves in the difficult position of running a business that appears to be profitable, but still having no money in the bank. It’s an important situation to address. After all, a lack of adequate cash flow is one of the main causes of small business failure. Here are three reasons…
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Autumn Leaves

Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn statement – 2022

In his opening remarks, Jeremy Hunt said his priorities are stability, growth and public services. Stability – Stability is about reassuring the market. The Chancellor announced the following new, ‘fiscal rules’ that public sector debt must be falling as a percentage of GDP by the end of a rolling 5 year period, and net public sector…
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