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Have your good intentions fallen by the wayside? Stay on track…

We’re a month into the new year, and we’ve reached that time when people’s good intentions regarding their businesses tend to fall apart.  So,  here’s some straightforward guidance to make sure you continue working towards solid goals to get you through the next eleven months.

Research has shown that 80% of resolutions fail by the middle of February, which is poor by any standards. There are often multiple reasons (or excuses!) for not seeing these through; some of the most common include:

1. Goals being too ambitious – Unachievable goals can demotivate you quickly and make it very difficult to through when you hit a challenging period.

Make sure your business goals are SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely.

2. Goals not being ambitious enough – On the flip side, sometimes goals are so achievable they lead you to being bored and lose interest.

Be realistic about what you want to achieve, then work backwards!

3. Goals not being specific enough – Makes them difficult to measure and too subjective.

Know exactly what you’re aiming for to make your business a success.

4. Not wanting it enough – It is easy to jump on the new year’s resolution bandwagon only to realise you do not have the true desire to achieve your goal.

Know what you really want to achieve.

To reach any meaningful goal you need to have not only a burning desire, but a commitment to push through on those days when it is tough and much easier to just say “I’ll give it a miss today.”

“Pushing through” will take you out of your comfort zone and you might feel uncomfortable, so it’s vital that your goal is meaningful enough for you to withstand this pressure. One of the key components of achieving your goals is being held accountable as, once your goal is disclosed to someone, you automatically feel an additional sense of responsibility. We can help with that!

Our strategic service specialises in helping clients to achieve their goals, partly using the principle of two way accountability. So if you are serious about making a change and achieving something in 2019, please get in touch. You can call us on 020 8530 0720 or email paula.w@nordens.co.uk.

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Director - Metro Bank

Nordens are always very easy to deal with and extremely professional and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to my clients for their accountancy needs, no matter how complex they may be.

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Co-Founder - Chicmi Limited

Very good to work with - the team go above and beyond to make the accounts easy and efficient. They're all super friendly and a joy to work with.

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Director - Rose Opticians

I have been using Norden Chartered Accountants for 5 years and very happy with the service provided. All members of the team are very knowledgeable and have a wealth of experience which has proved very beneficial to my organisation

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Very easy to contact and put me in touch with the right person whenever I need to ask any questions. Extremely knowledgeable and can help me manage my various businesses whenever I need.

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Principal - Pauline Quirke Academy

Great accountants, always available to offer advice. The team have transformed my business.

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Founder - Dataphone

Having worked with Nordens over the last 5 years, not only to look after my annual accounts but they have also provided outstanding professional advice. They have guided me through a Company share buyback with clear and objective advice. We have also been using Nordens strategic services for a couple of years, which has helped bring about significant improvements that exceeded my expectations. With experience of working with several local accountants over my 29 years in business, I’m very pleased with the service I have received from Nordens.

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Dave Hodges

Director - Linekers

Trusted our business with Nordens for over 10 years now and watched the company grow into the successful innovative business it has become today. Deservedly so. Every aspect of financial advice we need is always given promptly and with a smile. We have total confidence in all aspects of advice Nordens give. If you are looking for accountants, its a no brainer!

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Founder - Foundation Sports Limited

A fantastic, modern, vibrant firm that care about the clients and their staff in abundance. It is rare to find an Accountancy firm with such vibrance and focus and relationships. It is no wonder they win award after award in their field.

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Managing Director - Prime Time Boilers

I have been with Nordens for many years now and they are a great accountants.

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Founder - Vivid Finishes

We have used Nordens for the last 5 years and have had a great service throughout. The guys are very passionate about what they do and have played a part in the growth of our company, highly recommended.

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Managing Director - AMD Interior Architecture

Great Service at Nordens from a friendly very approachable team Particularly Kirsty Willis and Joe Sword who have been helping us since we started the business in 2016.

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In November 2002, having sold our other business interests off earlier in the year, I decided to set up Nordens Chartered Accountants. The easy part was knowing how to do it, as I had established and built a smaller practice a few years earlier, the difficult part was not following the traditional accountancy path. Having run businesses, both successfully and unsuccessfully, I wanted to help business owners resolve their short term problems and work with them to achieve their longer term goals. Business has always been my interest and I love that I can help business owners achieve what seems like the impossible every single working day.

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