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Marketing review:  what is Influencer Marketing?

31st May 2018
31st May 2018

In the world of marketing, there is always some new thing which everyone goes on about at length.  In practice, it’s probably just an old idea re-packaged with glitzy new names and slogans.  There’s currently a lot of buzz around Influencer Marketing so we thought we’d break it down and make it intelligible.

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Job Vacancies

24th May 2018
24th May 2018

We have 2 vacancies in our Wisbech office:

 

Accounts Vacancy
The main duties will include preparation of end of year accounts from the client records for a variety of business types and sizes, including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

The role will also include preparation of business tax calculations, company corporation tax and self-assessment tax returns.

Accountancy qualifications are not necessary but experience in practice would be required.

Bookkeeping Vacancy
The main duties will include processing of bookkeeping for our clients which is a varied and exciting role working on a broad range of clients and industries.

In addition, payroll experience would be very useful but not necessary.

The ideal candidate would have office experience and knowledge of sage and similar products.

 

Both positions are based at our office at the Boathouse, Wisbech.

For both positions, we are looking to appoint someone with up to full time hours, however, we are flexible and would consider any applicants looking for part time hours.

Please apply by sending your CV by email.

Closing date is Friday 22nd June 2018

Business Jargon – your go-to guide…

15th May 2018
15th May 2018

In order that you don’t have to re-invent the wheel and can hit the ground running, we’ve found an A to Z of modern business jargon to help you streamline your thinking and add value…

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Why local SEO is important to SMEs

8th May 2018
8th May 2018

local seo for local businessMost people have heard of SEO – search engine optimisation, where your website is listed high on Google (and other search engine) listings.  For the local business, the aim is to be high on searches for local businesses.  Nearly half of all Google searches ask for local results, so the aim for a local business is to be in that box which shows the top 3 results – here’s a search we did for “plumbers Wisbech”.  If you’re not in that top 3, your potential customers are going to have to work harder to find you.

So how do you get there?  There are some easy and straightforward techniques which you need to put in place – of course there are more complex and technical things to do as well, but for now we’ll concentrate on the more simple things you need to do.

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Why SMEs should use social media

23rd April 2018
23rd April 2018

Is #socialmedia ever out of the news nowadays?  A quick glance at today’s headlines shows 2 social media items in the top 10 – and they’re not good news stories!  Just last week saw the news that pub chain Wetherspoons are withdrawing totally from their many social media accounts.  In such a frenzied atmosphere, many businesses are reviewing their social media activity.  The fact remains, though, that it does play a key part in the marketing strategies of many successful brands.

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Non taxable employee benefits

20th April 2018
20th April 2018

There are a lot of things an employer can provide to their employees that are not taxable.  We thought we’d do a list of the most common benefits – how many of these did you know about?

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How to change accountants

13th April 2018
13th April 2018

There is a big myth that some people believe that you can’t move accountants.  The truth is you can – here we look at how to change accountants, and how easy it is to do so.

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Time is Precious

4th April 2018
4th April 2018

Time managementThe clocks went back, we’ve just had a long Easter weekend, spring is here – doesn’t time fly by?  Ever wonder what we do with our time?  A recent survey found that the average employee in the UK spends 10 hours a week preparing for and attending meetings, yet half of those meetings they think are un-necessary.  Another source found that the average office worker spends about 16 hours every week in meetings.  When do they get to do any work?

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Individuals’ Tax Rates & Thresholds 18/19

28th March 2018
28th March 2018

We are approaching the 2018/19 tax year and hence new tax rates and rules will be coming into force. From 6 April 2018 our individual personal allowance (amount each person can earn tax free) will increase to £11,850 per year (£988 per month; £288 per week).

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New 2018/19 tax rates and allowances

26th March 2018
26th March 2018

We are approaching the 2018/19 tax year and hence new tax rates and rules will be coming into force.

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