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Under Insurance

Under Insurance

Under Insurance – If you don’t know what it is, your business is massively exposed...

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Meet the Team | Angela

Meet the Team | Angela

Profession: Bookkeeper/Payroll Clerk


Years in the business:  Too many. About 30 years.

 

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Pricing for Maximum Profit

Pricing for Maximum Profit

Pricing is the most important element in the profit equation – get your pricing right and you can transform your financial results.

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Bookkeeping for your business

Bookkeeping for your business

Are you a business owner?


Most business owners are used to being pulled in a hundred and one different directions. You can only do so many things and do all of them well, there is one of you and hundreds of them and at some point, you have to decide which tasks you are willing to delegate. Many business owners therefore have to invest in a book-keeper to maintain he day to day finances of a company’s business transactions.

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Dawn & RP Fighting Blindness

Dawn & RP Fighting Blindness

I have been asked to write a blog about Retinitis Pigmentosa. This is James, Stanley & Co.’s chosen charity for their “£ per like” of their Facebook page, which is running for the period of Lent.

 

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Business start up tip

Business start up tip

Have you recently started up a Limited company?  Are you sure that you invoicing and headed letters comply with the legal requirements?


You may have spent ages going back & forth with a graphic designer choosing a design to suit your business and brand but many business start ups do not get the correct guidance to make sure their stationery is legal.

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Meet the Team | Jayne

Meet the Team | Jayne

Profession: Practice Manager


Years in the business:  7 this year

 

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RP Fighting Blindness (RPFB)

RP Fighting Blindness (RPFB)

ABOUT RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA (RP) AND RP FIGHTING BLINDNESS (RPFB):


Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a hereditary disease of the retina that results in progressive loss of sight and blindness.  In the UK, it is estimated that some 25,000 families are affected by RP and there is currently no available cure or treatment.

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RP Fighting Blindness Fundraiser

RP Fighting Blindness Fundraiser

This Lent season (18 February-4 April 2015) James, Stanley & Co Ltd. will be fundraising for RP Fighting Blindness, a charitable organisation raising funds for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) research, a hereditary disease of the retina that results in progressive loss of sight and blindness. Read more here.

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Changes to Business Reply and Freepost envelopes

Changes to Business Reply and Freepost envelopes

In September 2013, Royal Mail announced that as from 7th November 2014 all Business Reply envelopes and Freepost envelopes must carry a special personalised bar code.


After this date, they may reject the envelopes or impose a surcharge. To ensure that your envelopes comply with the very latest rules why not contact positive Print who can assist you in adding the correct bar code to ensure that you are compliant.

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What's in a name?

What's in a name?

Everything!
 

The name and image of your business is what people use to distinguish you from your competitors. It’s important to create a brand that your clients and prospects will respond to.


There are three elements you need to identify when constructing a brand:

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The ways to start up your business

The ways to start up your business

Starting up your business…..often a mind boggling concept, especially for individuals who have previously accrued a CV solely served as an employee. What heightens this strain and stress for new business owners is the dramatic tax implications from getting this start up wrong!

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Business Success & Failure

Business Success & Failure

With 30 years’ experience in public practice as a Chartered Accountant I have seen many success stories and business failures. When I look back at the individual cases of success and failure there are, without doubt, common features to the successful business and those doomed to failure.

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65+ Guaranteed Growth Bonds

65+ Guaranteed Growth Bonds

Here's what you need to know about 65+ Guaranteed Growth Bonds:

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Year in Review

Year in Review

It's a New Year and a new start but before we begin our new initaitives we wanted to take a moment to outline all the wonderful success we've had in 2014! 

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Insight Series | Jewellers

Insight Series | Jewellers

One of our oldest clients is a jeweller and as such, we have provided a number of services to our clients in this industry with the right insight they need to succeed. We’d like to see the same for your company, so from our team to yours, here are ten ways to transform your business today:

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Debt Collection for your Business

Debt Collection for your Business

Every company wishes it had a full list of reliable clients that always paid on time. In all businesses, prompt payments are received gratefully and late payments are dreaded, therefore credit control and debt management are important to ensure a constant and steady cash flow. Keeping on top of company billing, income and expenditure is really important to help understand how financially successful your business is; something we would love to help you achieve.

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Insight Series: Photography

Insight Series: Photography

James, Stanley & Co Ltd has been helping photographers for over 20 years. As such, we have provided a number of services to our clients in this industry with the right insight they need to succeed. We’d like to see the same for your company, so from our team to yours, here are some quick tips to attain the James Stanley Standard for your photography business!

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Goal reviewing for the New Year

Goal reviewing for the New Year
Now that 2015 has officially rolled in, it’s time to reflect on your previous year’s goals and see how they compare with the outcomes. While this may seem daunting it’s essential for future goal setting as it’s a great opportunity to reflect on your previous strategies and accomplishments. 
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How to plan your property investment portfolio

How to plan your property investment portfolio

Benchmarking Finance


If you need to purchase using loan finance, will a mortgage company lend to your limited company rather than yourself? If yes, will they charge a penal rate?

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