Sunday, 29 April 2012 to launch cloud based version and e-learning platform at the Safety & Health Expo

Following a successful two years following the launch of the DVD, A Comprehensive Guide to First Aid, the team at are now launching alternative delivery channels for the content.

The aim of the product is to help first aiders maintain their knowledge and confidence to act in an emergency. Their customers range from individual first aiders and trainers to multinational companies and county councils, who use the product during team training sessions.

Mike Foster said; “we are excited to be launching our cloud based version as well as the e-learning package at this years Safety & Health Expo in May. The content and delivery style has been very well received, so we have decided to offer the alternative delivery channels to help accessibility and measurability”.

At the expo, the team will be demonstrating on their stand, life saving techniques that are shown on the DVD such as Basic Life Support CPR. are pleased to be associated with the Federation of First Aid Training Organisations (FOFATO)

Friday, 27 April 2012

week included first aid training, launch of, delivered a social media seminar, client VAT returns

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

HMRC begins online advice seminars

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has begun a series of online presentations or webinars giving help on tax to businesses and the self-employed.

The presentations last approximately 30 minutes. There are two types – live webinars on set dates, which allow a further 30 minutes for live Q&A; and pre-recorded webinars, available round the clock.The webinars will cover many different topics, including:

• Business expenses and capital allowances
• First steps as an employer
• The Construction Industry Scheme
• Self Assessment online• Limited companies, an overview
• How VAT works

The webinars are free but users must register in advance. Find more information and the webinar timetable at

Friday, 20 April 2012

week included bookkeeping, franchise discovery event, 3 x new client set up's & plans

Finding time for your Non Urgent, Important activity

These activities are also known as your 'High Pay Off' activities. Those activities that if you focus on them will make a true difference to your business. They are activities such as planning, research, communication and relationships to name a few. 5 tips to help you find the time are:

1. Set your goals with focused deadlines
2. Plan the achievement of your goal (action steps and a planned timeline)
3. Communicate to those that need to know (your customers, team, family etc)
4. Schedule your priorities (diarise actions that are important and imperitive)
5. Track your performance against the commitment to yourself

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Business Start Up DVD

In partnership with Concept Filming we have launched a new DVD on the topic of Starting your own business.
The DVD, a must know guide, includes all the important considerations of starting a business including

The Initial Considerations
Foundations for your Business
Your Product or Service
Marketing and Sales
Employing People
Customer Service

For more details and a trailor, please see

Friday, 13 April 2012

One of those weeks you just don't want to end! included new clients, working with great clients, speaking to franchise prospects & marketing

Sunday, 8 April 2012

A1 helps to form a business group for its neighbours

Together with Chapman, Robinson and Moore accountants and Hunts printers, A1 have formed a new business group and launched a publication titled 'Trackside' for the landlords, owners and tenants of Station Field Industial Estate in Kidlington.
To read more and see a copy of the launch publication titled 'Trackside, due to the location of the estate next to the railway line, please click here

Thursday, 5 April 2012

week included payroll year end returns, property management quarter statements, Pathfinder Business Development Club, Markering & Easter!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Budget 2012

Chancellor George Osborne delivered this year's Budget on Wednesday 21 March 2012. The main areas of focus were a stable economy, a fairer, more efficient and simpler tax system and reforms to support growth.A summary of the budget can be found at the official web pages We would recommend a discussion with your accountant on any issues that may effect you or your business such as:

Corporation tax cuts in the main rate
Income tax changes
Stamp duty
Improved Enterprise Management Incentive schemes
The usual changes to VAT registration limits and fuel scale charges

Monday, 2 April 2012

Is running your business like your diet?

When we eat the 'right things', we generally feel healthy and energised. If we applied this principle to our business and did the 'right things' would our business be more healthy?Research shows that if you plan your food, then you have a better chance of controlling your weight and your healthy diet. So applying this to our business, if we plan our business and our activity well, then the same question, would our business be more healthy?When you have a diet plan, you are less likely to be tempted by something that you perhaps should not be having. So again looking at our business, if we plan the activities that we undertake, then it is less likely that we will be tempted or distracted by other less important activities or fire fighting.

We work closely with SMI (UK) and at our recent Pathfinder Club Meeting, we explored the benefits of planning. We looked at ideas and tools to manage and better plan our diaries, as well as the prioritisation of our To Do lists.

So like a diet, if we do the right things such as eat the 'right' food and take exercise we will be healthier. So if in our business we do the right things and exercise the right activity then it is likely we will have a healthier business.