Friday, 26 February 2010

A1 Financials Bookkeeping franchise discovery day in Oxford on Thurs 11th March. Please see
Week included Bookkeeping institute seminar, Sage payroll update, Tourism South East training, First Aid DVD, Oxford Business Network event

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The next breakfast of the Oxford Business Network will be on Thursday 18th March and topic of ‘Taking your product or service to market’

Monday, 22 February 2010

A great meeting this evening for the Oxford area members of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
A1 launch first aid supplies support service. We visit you, check & restock your boxes see

Friday, 19 February 2010

A week included screen capture video, Oxford business network, first aid training, bookkeeping franchise, VAT rate change, chamber meeting

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Business networking with a small difference

Do you enjoy networking, but without the pressure of attending every weeks meeting or taking a referral each time?
We administer the Oxford Business Network, where the focus is on getting to know personalities on the basis of 'people buy people'. The events are more social, although we do have a regular business breakfast meeting.
If you would like to know more, then please take a look at the web site or call us on 01865 378559.

Friday, 12 February 2010

A week included Sage multi currency, new payroll, text marketing, ran first aid at work course and promotion at the Franchise show

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Sending email communications

Sending email communications
Have you considered the impact of using email to maintain regular contact with your network, promote a product or service, make special offers, simply send good wishes and thanks or distribute your own newsletter?
Here at A1 we can now offer you the online software to make this happen. All from only £17.99 + vat per month.
All our clients use the software in a persoanlised way to meet their requirements and we are positive your business would also benefit from using InTouch.
For more details, please see our web site or for a demo, please call Mike on 01865 378559.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Converting leads to sales

Our most popular articles over recent months have been around the subject of finding more customers.
Our enquiries with clients and contacts tells us that the enquiries have not dropped off as much as expected, but the conversation is much more difficult with greater competition for the business. So here are our 7 areas to help improve your chances of converting your enquiries.
Measure and be aware of your conversion rates.
Track enquiries to sale with a lead mangement system as it can take a few contacts to close.
Know your target audience, why you can truly help them and focus on it.
Never over promise what you can deliver.
Know what presentation of your business wins more often than not, systemise the approach and use it.
Observe your sales people winning, share success and develop others.
Don't forget to ASK for the business.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

A1 launch bookkeeping franchise business opportunity. Interested in running your own bookkeeping business, please see

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Sage made easy

From feedback from our clients using Sage software, we have found our simple summary of the keyboard functions to be most useful, so we thought we would include them on our blog

Basic Windows keys
Cut Crtl+X
Copy Crtl+C
Paste Crtl+V
Open Ctrl+O
Print Ctrl+P
Save Ctrl+S
Select all Ctrl+A

Shortcut keys
F1 - Help
F2 - Open Windows Calculator
F3 - Pop up invoice item screen
F4 - Lookup
F5 - Current System Date
F6 - Copy previous line or F6 + shift for increment (big time saver!)
F7 - Insert a line
F8 - Delete a Line
F9 - Calculate Net (reverse calc VAT)
F10 - File
F11 - Control Panel
F12 - Report Designer

Friday, 5 February 2010

A week included online VAT registrations, EU VAT queries, first aid training, online marketing support including email and social networking
We are delighted to have been chosen by Tourism South East to provide first aid training for their members.
Using is a great time saver! Now see me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Blogger.