Friday, 25 November 2011

Week included Bookkeeping, Marketing support, First aid Supplies and Didcot Christmas Street Fair

Sunday, 20 November 2011

First Aid DVD is now online

For the last two years, A1 First Aid has worked in partnership with Concept Filming on the production and distribution of our First Aid DVD

We are now delighted to be able to offer a Cloud based verision of the DVD, thereby allowing business owners to simply share the content between their first aiders. With a personalised hosted service, secured with a log in, the up to date content can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. Please see more on our web site about the First Aid Cloud or click here to see our trailer.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Choosing your bookkeeping software

We often get asked at A1 Financials, which bookkeeping software would we recommend. Well, we are a Sage preferred practice and prefer the structure that Sage brings to bookkeeping. It is also a market leading product. However we can understand why people do not like using Sage if they are not used to bookkeeping and like the look of other packages. Some packages like Quickbooks are easier to use for raising invoices etc, whilst others have been created for online / cloud based versions.Primarily we would say, please make sure you choose a tried and tested package, one that you enjoy using and importantly one that your accountant can work with. This last comment is so important as we have seen business owners change packages to save some money, then paid more with their accountant at year end for the information to be converted into a useful format. Lastly if you are choosing a brand, then understand what you want from your bookkeeping and you may not need to pay over the odds for a higher specification.

Friday, 11 November 2011

week included bookkeeping, management accounts, marketing support, filming of our new DVD,

Video on your web site and more

We are advocates of using video on your web site and within your social media strategy. The right video is proven to keep your web visitor longer on your site and build a more personal relationship to your business. Now, with Google purchasing YouTube, you will also start to see video helping your search engine rankings.You can use video for introducing your business, to share your expertise, to give product demonstrations, to show strong visual testimonials and perhaps showcase your ability with historic coverage replicating the traditional case studies. Your video could be part of your web site or your could add snippets as a video podcast. As an example, please take a look at the video testimonial for Planet Interiors that we produced in partnership with Concept Filming.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Google Alerts

Are you using Google Alerts to track web based content and conversations about your business or perhaps the key words relating to your business? Or perhaps even news and views about you and your business?Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. Simply type the word or phrase you wish to follow and select how often you want to receive updates and it all happens automatically. To find out more, please see the Google web page

Friday, 4 November 2011

week included bookkeeping, Pathfinderclub meeting, more DVD filming and oxfordbusinessnetwork breakfast meeting

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A1 Shortlisted for Bookkeeping Practice of the year

Sorry to start our newsletter talking about us, but we are delighted to announce that the A1 Group has been shortlisted by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers for the award of Bookkeeping Practice of the Year 2011. We are a top 5 shortlist from over 3000 practices across the UK. Mike Foster said "we are delighted to have been shortlisted by the institute for this award. It is recognition from our peers of the hard work, professionalism and quality of my team". We are hopeful of going one better than when we were previously shortlisted in 2009!