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Financial Management Challenges in the Care Sector and Solutions

If you run a business in the care arena, something like a foster care agency, child nursery, alternative education provision, care home you are faced with some unique business challenges. Having someone in your corner who shares your passion rather than someone who just prepares figures after the event can be a real godsend. So…
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The Unwavering Commitment of Care Sector Businesses: A Personal Reflection

In the bustling world of business, where numbers often speak louder than words, I find myself in awe of a particular sector that truly embodies the essence of dedication and compassion – the care arena. As an accountant, my professional journey intersects with various businesses, but those in the care sector, such as foster care…
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You’re a business in the care arena – Why you need a specialist accountant in your corner

Your a business in the care sector, perhaps you run a foster care agency, child nursery, care home or any other business in the care sector. Why is it important to have an accountant who understands your sector in your corner ? Here at Balloon Accounting I specialise in helping businesses just like yours. I’m…
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Nurturing the Mind: The Vital Role of Mental Health for Care Sector Business Owners

Introduction When you’re deeply involved in the care sector, whether running a foster care agency, a child nursery, a care home or any business where your main focus is the care of others you’re not just managing a business; you’re leading a mission. While it’s incredibly rewarding, it’s equally demanding and I believe that it’s…
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Unleashing Your Passion for Care in Your Business: Amplifying the Impact Together

Being a business that helps others, whether that’s a Foster Care Agency, Child Nursery, Care Home, alternative education, you know it takes more than just numbers and management skills to thrive. It’s about having a real passion for making a positive impact on people’s lives and as someone who has been a foster carer and…
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Achieving your goals with the rocks, pebbles and sand mindset

Have you ever found yourself struggling to achieve your goals because you just don’t have enough time to commit to them? Chances are, you’re doing things back to front. Rocks, Pebbles and Sand is a simple, yet crucial, planning concept depicting that we’ll achieve more if we set our annual goals (or ‘rocks’) first, then…
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Does “mindfulness” have a place in business?

According to Google, which offers employees a course on mindfulness meditation, and Lululemon, a company that keeps a Director of Mindfulness on staff, the answer is a resounding yes. Mindfulness, as American scientist Jon Kabat-Zinn defines it, is simply “paying attention in a sustained and particular way – on purpose, in the present moment and…
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Great reasons to shorten your workweek

Okay, there probably aren’t a lot of people who need to be convinced that a shorter workweek is a great idea. Small business owners, however, might be on the list of people who need a little encouraging. After all, every day they take off could mean a longer day to make up for the missed…
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3 Tips for Working Smarter and Gaining Personal Time

You’ve probably heard the maxim that it’s better to work smarter than harder. Working smarter means allocating your time, energy and money so vital tasks get done more efficiently, freeing up your personal time. Too many business owners think they must keep working harder—taking on more responsibilities and working longer hours—to be successful. It makes…
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Enjoying a stress-free holiday

As a business owner it’s important to take time away from work. But worrying about whether staff are meeting deadlines and suppliers are happy translates to more stress and less time enjoying your holiday. With a little staff communication and planning beforehand, you needn’t worry that your business won’t be able to cope in your…
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