Friday, 27 May 2011

week included Bookkeeping, VAT returns, financial analysis seminar, Institute of Certified Bookkeepers event, Oxford Business Network,

Monday, 23 May 2011

Would you like to network with like minded business owners & work on the development and growth of your business?

Friday, 20 May 2011

week included exhibiting our at the NEC at the Safety & Expo show

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Some Forthcoming key dates

By all means these are not all the key dates to be aware of, but certainly a few that should be in the diary!19th May - P35 Employer annual return, deadline date due to HMRC

6th July - P11d(b) Expenses & benefits return, deadline due to HMRC

1st July - Bribery act comes into force

1st October - New minimum wage rates apply

31st October - Paper filing of tax return, deadline date

31st January - Online filing of tax return, deadline date

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Thousands take up the Red Tape Challenge

Thousands of businesses and members of the public have taken up the Government's Red Tape Challenge.

In just seven days more than 6,000 ideas and suggestions have been made.

The scheme is part of the Government’s Plan for Growth initiative and was launched by the Prime Minister on 7 April, giving the public the chance to have their say on the 21,000 regulations that affect their everyday lives.


Sunday, 8 May 2011

Dispensation of expenses

It is that time of year when you may be completing your P11D's and end of year return.

Dispensations from the HMRC can remove the reporting requirements for certain expenses and benefits.See the HMRC web site for more information

Friday, 6 May 2011

week included marketing support, bookkeeping, Didcot play centre promotions, Emergency first aid training,

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Facebook settings change

Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your newsfeed from the same people lately? The problem is that a large chunk of your contact list can't see anything you post and here's why: The "New Facebook" has a newsfeed setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people you've recently interacted with or have interacted the most with (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the "new profile"). So, in other words, for both business and personal pages, unless you or your friends/fans commented on one anothers posts within those couple of weeks - you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!!

HERE'S THE FIX: On your homepage click the "Most Recent" title on the right of the Newsfeed, then click on the drop down arrow beside it and select "Edit Options". Click on "Show Posts From" and change the setting to "All Of Your Friends and Pages" (you can also access the "Edit Options" link at the very bottom of the Facebook homepage on the right)

Note: Business pages do not have a newsfeed. Owners of business pages should adjust the settings on their personal accounts

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Could you do with a pathfinder force?

The Pathfinders were an elite squadron in the RAF Bomber command, during World War II. They located and marked targets with flares, which a main bomber force could then aim for, thereby increasing the accuracy of their mission. Could this be you?

  • Full of ideas, but little implementation?

  • Isolated in the management of your business?

  • Aware of the theory, but unsure of the practical proven steps?

  • Working long hours as others take control of your time?
If so, then please speak to Mike Foster about the Pathfinder Club.

The Pathfinder Club is a platform for business owners to further develop their businesses, to maximise profits, create a motivational environment, and take their company to the next level. Pathfinder Club meetings offer you an encapsulating programme that covers all elements of running a business. Led by experienced mentors, the meetings cover every aspect of business success over a 12 month period, whilst also giving you practical and straight-forward implementation tools, developed and shared by SMI, across the world, with thousands of pro-active business owners.

Think back to when you first established your company...... How did you imagine your life would be? Is your life today, the way you pictured it to be?
If not, then the Pathfinder club may be for you?Mike can be contacted on 01865 378559 or 07717 372446