Crunchers Accountants

Crunchers Accountants

Sell, Sell, Sell

Add a comment   Posted on March 1, 2018   by damionviney

One of the privileges of being an accountant is to see into many different people’s businesses.  After a while you start to see the patterns.

Something that becomes clear quite quickly is that whilst most people are getting by not many are really making a profit.  And when you start to look why you can’t help […]

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Motivating Staff

Add a comment   Posted on February 3, 2018   by damionviney

As business owners one of our jobs is to get the best our staff.  From time to time we get asked about performance related pay and bonuses and our response is always the same – beware!

Somewhere it has entered business culture that offering financial rewards or perks is an effective way to motivate staff.  Unfortunately […]

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Daily Bookkeeping

Add a comment   Posted on January 3, 2018   by damionviney

Here at Crunchers we’ve been toying with the idea of providing a daily bookkeeping service and we are now proud to announce that after trialling it with some clients, we are rolling it out across the practice.

The traditional model of a remote bookkeeping service is that you send over information once a month and get […]

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The Rise of the Digital Accountant

Add a comment   Posted on October 31, 2017   by damionviney

In October we attended Xerocon London which is Xero’s annual conference in London.

By rights this should be one of the dullest experiences known to man – a conference on a piece of software that does bookkeeping.  It hardly sets the pulse racing.  But it turns out that Xero and it’s ilk are right in the […]

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Dragon’s Den Success!

Add a comment   Posted on September 28, 2017   by damionviney

Congratulations to our client Adelle Smith and BKD London Ltd whose success on Dragons Den was made public last Sunday on BBC2.

Multi-award winning children’s baking company, BKD  has secured investment from British entrepreneur and businessman Peter Jones CBE assisted by Crunchers in preparing for the bid.

Adelle Smith launched BKD from her kitchen in Shoreditch, London, […]

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Intoducing Vivienne Johnson

Add a comment   Posted on September 28, 2017   by damionviney

I am originally from New Zealand, a country which I adore and am lucky enough to travel back to regularly to see family and friends. Having been educated there and spent my formative years in New Zealand, I moved to the UK with my now husband in 2006 to work and travel.  Fast forward 11 years and we […]

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Canvases – creating a Business Model that works

Add a comment   Posted on August 28, 2017   by damionviney

If your business is struggling, you might say you have not found a business model that works.  And even if a business is working, it is well worth understanding one’s business model because it can help to focus resources.

Wikipedia defines them thus: A business model describes the rationale of how an organisation creates, delivers and […]

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Company Director Responsibilities

Add a comment   Posted on July 1, 2017   by damionviney

Many of us in small business have signed up for being Company Directors.  It would be interesting to know how many of us found out our legal responsibilities before taking on the role.  I’m prepared to wager that it is a small percentage.

In practice this lack of knowledge is rarely a major problem, but it […]

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Everything you ever wanted to know about P11d

Add a comment   Posted on June 9, 2017   by damionviney

It’s tempting to leave it there because we are not sure anyone ever wanted to know anything about P11d –  surely one of the least comprehensible and most mind numbing pieces of reporting required for running a company.

The trouble is that there are really quite large penalties attached to failing to do them – £100/month.  And […]

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EPOSNow vs Vend vs Shopify

Add a comment   Posted on April 28, 2017   by damionviney

We are edging ever closer to an integrated world and for retailers one obvious link to make is between the EPOS system and the bookkeeping.
In this blog we compare the three front runners in Xero / EPOS integration – EPOSNow, Shopify and Vend.  With all these systems a lot depends on the hardware and the level […]

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