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20 February 2018

Are you a visionary or a two-percenter?

When you start your own business you have a goal in mind - a vision! Yet only a small percentage of us reach that goal. So how visionary are...

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19 February 2018

Starting and growing a small business can be a lonel...

Running your own small business can be all-consuming; with so much to do to establish it, win customers and get repeat work, it can be a lon...

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9 February 2018

VAT changes to HMRC’s view of zero-rated buildings

HMRC has changed its criteria for deciding whether construction services should be zero-rated. Here is an overview of the new rules. As with...

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6 February 2018

Unlimited investment for your business

Due to the overwhelming response to the Business Factor, where a panel of investors are ready to invest in YOUR business, we have extended t...

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5 February 2018

Why bosses should not sugar coat their comments

Yet again, the brilliant Luke Johnson's Animal Spirits column strikes a chord with business owners. This week he discusses issues relating t...

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1 February 2018

Are you a Sage user? HMRC Gateway changes on 14 Feb ...

If you submit your own accounting information to HMRC via Sage software, you won’t be able to do so after February 14th as the HMRC Gatewa...

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30 January 2018

Let Property Disclosure

Undeclared rental income? HMRC is running a ‘Let Property Campaign’ giving you the option of voluntarily disclosing undeclared income an...

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26 January 2018

Carillion, cashflow and chasing payment

While many of us were stunned at the collapse of Carillion, the UK's second biggest construction firm, the signs were there for all to see. ...

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26 January 2018

Why we love our super-smart telephone system

As you know, we always like to give advice to help businesses run more smoothly and cost-effectively.  Our client Dataphone Communications ...

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23 January 2018

Tax refunds: HMRC policy changes

HMRC policy changes mean that you can no longer pay using a personal credit card, and refunds will be made to an account your have used in t...

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22 January 2018

If you’re looking for trouble, start your own busi...

Our role when working with entrepreneurs is to develop their business from its initial concept, through set-up and beyond - ensuring that bu...

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20 January 2018

Why you need a partnership agreement

The start of a new joint venture is an exciting time, but it's easy to overlook some of the legalities. After all, no one wants to consider ...

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18 January 2018

Congratulations to Selen Mertdjan ACCA

We are delighted to announce that Selen Mertdjan has qualified as an ACCA Accountant. Our award-winning superstar has passed 8 exams in less...

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17 January 2018

Anxiety and depression in the workplace

In this frank video, Mitch Hahn discusses how anxiety & depression impact on sufferers & their colleagues in a work environment, with advice...

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8 January 2018

How to make sure you are pitching to the right perso...

As is often the case, we found this week's article by Luke Johnson in the Sunday Times to be so relevant and interesting that we want to sha...

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8 January 2018

Divorce Day – some tax issues to consider if y...

January 8 is known as Divorce Day because of the spike in couples ending their marriages after the holidays. This raises tax issues to consi...

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4 January 2018

The Business Factor – an extraordinary opportu...

In this extraordinary opportunity, a panel of successful entrepreneurs may invest in YOUR business through a Dragons' Den style process: the...

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1 January 2018

With the best of intentions…

Each new year bursts forth in a champagne-corked display of optimism and positivity. But, after the holiday break, many resolutions have fa...

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29 December 2017

Mentoring for business growth

A business adviser can help you take your business from where it is now to where you want to be. They can look at it objectively | Nordens B...

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19 December 2017

Leader without a title

In this video, Mitch Hahn chats with Mark Norden about ways to lead in your business, and frameworks that can help you in running a successf...

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19 December 2017

The New Finance Bill

The Finance Bill 2017-2018 is a 190 page-document that contains some significant tax proposals which, if agreed, will form the Finance Act 2...

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19 December 2017

What have Roots & Harsley got in common?

Dragons’ Den investment that made their businesses soar. Reggae Reggae BBQ sauce has made Roots £30M while Harsley’s Rapstrap, an alter...

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19 December 2017

Congratulations to James Fowler ACA

We’re extremely proud to announce that James Fowler has qualified as an ACA Accountant, passing each of his exams first time! | Nordens te...

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18 December 2017

Businesses bartered battered fish

When a fish and chip take-away, fish restaurant and ice-cream parlour are run by family members and share premises, confusing VAT issues can...

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18 December 2017

Grow Your Business With Efficient Systems

Many small businesses are so busy running the business and fending off daily emergencies that systems go completely ignored and […]

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14 December 2017

Plan For Future Business Success

Jeff Immelt had only two items in his job description: to retire with the value of the company exceeding that when he took over, & to find ...

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14 December 2017

Avoid changing horses in midstream

A 1995 ICAEW marketing campaign saw huge billboards stating: “It’s easier to sleep with a Chartered Accountant.” We had a framed copy ...

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14 December 2017

Give Your Business Direction

Strategic planning is important as it provides direction & outlines measurable goals to keep you and your business on track. These 3 tips w...

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14 December 2017

Is your marketing plan as tired as your business bra...

The key to maximising your marketing efforts is to inject variety in your marketing plan. These four tips show how you can increase market r...

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12 December 2017

How to know what it costs to create one widget

Cost accounting is about calculating the total cost involved in the process of production.  In a nutshell: “What it costs to create one ...

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8 December 2017

Budget changes to Venture Capital Schemes

The recent Budget increases the qualifying investment limits available under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) & Seed Enterprise Invest...

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7 December 2017

Protect your business through employment contracts

Many disputes arise because employment contracts are not issued, or are poorly drafted. Here are some tips for drafting contracts that prote...

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7 December 2017

The days of valuing companies on their fundamentals ...

An interesting Sunday Times article by Luke Johnson discusses traditional ways to view investments, and routes such as cryptocurrencies and ...

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29 November 2017

VAT, Making Tax Digital (MTD) and fraud

The VAT registration threshold will be frozen at £85,000 until at least 2020 and the deregistration threshold will also be fixed at £83,0...

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29 November 2017

Autumn Budget – Tax Briefing

Learn about the Autumn budget tax changes for diesel cars, marriage, VAT, companies, business rates, first-time buyers and more.

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28 November 2017

Hire For Culture, Train For Skills

Cultural fit is a concept that can be hard to define but everyone knows when it is missing. Nordens' business advice helps you grow your bus...

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27 November 2017

Maximise value before sale

Selling a business at the right price and terms is a minefield and can often take years. Maximise the value of your business at least two ye...

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25 November 2017

Business Planning – Your Blueprint to Business Suc...

Running a business without a business plan is like rock climbing blindfolded. Your chances of making it successfully to the top are slim - a...

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24 November 2017

A fashion strategy bible that no brand should be wit...

This must-have strategy guide for fashion businesses is written by our client Joanne Jong, helping fashion businesses become credible, visib...

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23 November 2017

Your opportunity to hear from an inspirational, succ...

A great friend of ours at Nordens is the inspirational Katie Piper - and she's set for her first ever UK tour in 2018: “What’s in my hea...

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22 November 2017

So you want to be an Independent Contractor

Confused about what it means to be an independent contractor? Here are some of the pros and cons of working independently | Nordens Chartere...

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21 November 2017

Business by Design

If you look at your business today, is it what you want it to be? You can make changes - but you have to be motivated! Focus on these 4 area...

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13 November 2017

A proposal to slash the VAT threshold scares many sm...

One million small businesses face being brought into VAT if the government accepts VAT reform recommendations laid out by the Office of Tax ...

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6 November 2017

Don’t get struck off by Companies House

If you're late filing your company accounts and you don’t reply to Companies House, your company could be struck-off the register and ceas...

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5 November 2017

VAT, Brexit and where you’ll stand

The government's approach to VAT, customs and excise in the post-Brexit landscape is set out in a new white paper, which you're invited to c...

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1 November 2017

Nordens Wacky Racers help raise funds for charity

We were proud to include a team in a go karting event organised to raise money for the Harley Street Skin Clinic’s Back on Track charity |...

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31 October 2017

Married couples and civil partners may be missing ou...

A recent press report showed that TWO MILLION married couples and civil partners have not taken advantage of a £662 marriage tax break, mis...

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30 October 2017

Sleep loss affects our health and our ability to sta...

We are all increasingly aware of the importance of a good night’s sleep, but sleep loss affects our health and our ability to stay sharp.

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25 October 2017

Are you affected by the new Simple Assessment proces...

HMRC has introduced Simple Assessment, a process designed to make the tax system easier, eliminating the need for some people to file a Self...

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19 October 2017

Celebrating our client’s success – Green Busines...

We’re always delighted to celebrate our clients’ successes, so we’re thrilled to tell you that Together! 2012 CIC has been awarded Gre...

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