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How to keep motivated during your slowest months (and what to do instead)

Slow sales can be hard for a business and you as the owner. To tackle this Stephen will be talking with you about keeping motivated during quiet periods and what you can do to make an impact on your business during that time. Watch the video below!...

May 26, 2022

The most tax-efficient ways to pay yourself as a limited company owner

Registering as a limited company can be beneficial on many fronts for your fledgling business, but when it comes to paying yourself, owning a limited company can seem a little more complicated. Here at Valued, we want to help you understand your options on drawing money from your business in the most tax-efficient ways....

May 24, 2022

How to change accountants successfully in 4 easy steps

Your accountant plays a key role in the financial heartbeat of your business. A good accountant should be responsible not only for understanding tax legislation and remitting your taxes on time, but they should also be responsible for helping you manage your finances. That includes everything from creating a budget to helping you understand your cash flow and becoming a more profitable enterprise in the process. Sometimes, that relationship can break down or simply be outgrown and today on the b...

May 23, 2022

5 Xero integrations to help boost your business productivity

Working with Xero software and its integrations daily allows us to be in the unique position to recommend apps to help you in your business. Today we want to take you through 5 powerful Xero integration partners who we believe can make a big difference to your productivity and business efficiencies....

May 11, 2022

Sole trader or limited company? Here are your pros and cons

If you are having a hard time deciding whether to register as a sole trader or limited company, we have some advice on both the definition and the pros and cons of each choice....

May 5, 2022

How to hire your first staff member successfully

Hiring your first member of staff can be a daunting time, but if you budget and plan for it you'll find it a much more successful endeavour. Join us to learn more about how to hire your next staff member successfully....

April 19, 2022

Stay out of the trap of higher business costs - Why Your Business Needs A Cash Flow Forecast Right Now

So in one of our earlier posts we discussed How to set a budget that actually helps your business growth and why this is such a critical part of planning for your business. Whilst a budget is a ‘forecasting tool’, a budget is not a cashflow forecast. Simply put, the budget primarily focuses on your profit and loss (the money in and out of your business) whereas a cashflow forecast details what is happening with your cash in ‘real time'....

April 11, 2022

Get your free tax cards for 2022/23 here!

Working out your tax rates can feel taxing! To help you we have produced simple to follow tax rate cards for the next financial year.Our tax cards are based on the Spring Statement Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented to the House a few weeks ago....

April 6, 2022

How Lane Roofing achieved improved real-time understanding of projects

Keeping a close eye on nationwide projects can be daunting as your business grows and employs more staff. Here’s how our client Lane Roofing achieved improved real-time understanding of their projects, increased efficiencies and a more creative team approach to project management....

March 29, 2022

Spring Statement 2022: Where does this really leave you?

The long anticipated Spring Budget is finally here and today we wanted to take you through what it means for you and your business....

March 28, 2022

How to claim your work from home allowance to fight rising utilities

With the rising cost of utility bills, more and more clients are asking us about what they can claim for working from home given, for many, this is the new norm.HMRC state that an employee, director or the self-employed may claim for their use of room as office as long as it is “reasonable”. The question however is “what is reasonable?”...

March 22, 2022

How understanding your zone of genius leads to business success

Do you understand where you work best in your business? Many of us sadly don't and it can affect our efficiency and mental health. Join Stephen to learn more about finding your zone of genius: your personal skill-fit within your business....

March 21, 2022

How we can help you submit your tax return easily

Are you feeling exasperated after another mad dash to get your tax return submitted? The tax year end shouldn't feel fretful and so we are going to talk you through how we help our clients make tax returns a breeze!...

February 16, 2022

The 10 hats business owners need to wear or hire

On a daily basis as business owners, we need to manage and lead. To do this we wear a number of different hats, each catering to a different specialism in our business. Today we want to guide you through these and offer our ideas on how to cope with them....

February 14, 2022

15 important things you need to know about Making Tax Digital and Income Tax

HMRC has been working hard on its Making Tax Digital initiative since 2019. Income Tax is the next phase and today we want to share with you the 15 important things you will need to know about Making Tax Digital and Income Tax....

January 18, 2022

5 reasons why investing in yourself is important

We often focus on growing our businesses without considering our own personal development. Today we want to show you the importance of investing in yourself and most importantly how you can do that effectively this coming year. So forget subscribing to that new podcast and enrolling in a lot of new webinars just yet and instead take some time to really think about where and how you need to invest....

January 17, 2022

How this life coach is helping others find their true path

Having worked in mental health for almost 20 years Donna Liddle trained as a Life Coach in 2005 and later trained as an NLP Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist. By combining these skills and a holistic approach Donna has worked with clients to achieve their goals around many different aspects of their life, including, career, health, relationships and improving their overall well-being....

January 12, 2022

How to set a budget that actually helps your business growth

Many of us switch off when it comes to talking business finances and planning for each new year. We find it overwhelming when we are busy, creatively constricting, or we just plain don’t understand how to do it. Today here on the Valued blog we want to help you understand how to set a budget, why to set one and of course how to use it as a strategic tool for your business growth....

January 10, 2022

7 ways to ensure your business growth in 2022 (or any year)

After a slower twenty months, it is time to start thinking about your strategies for business growth in 2022. Today we want to share our 7 ways to boost your profits so that you get the headstart you need....

December 6, 2021

How to really plan for your best business success in 2022!

Failing at creating business goals that stick? Let us show you how to enjoy a year of business success, with tangible achievements aligned with your purpose as a business owner....

November 17, 2021

Autumn Budget 2021: What it means for your business money

Cheaper flights and pints made the headlines after Rishi Sunak’s Autumn budget 2021, but now that the media dust has settled what does the budget really mean for business owners? Read on and let us break down each point and what we think are your next steps....

November 11, 2021

How to really avoid the comparison trap and leap into your best success

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through social media and spending far too long looking at a competitor's feed and feeling bad? We hear too many stories like this! Join our MD, Stephen Paul who believes you could be doing yourself a great disservice by comparing your business to others and what he recommends you should be focusing on instead, to build the business you really want....

October 25, 2021

The importance of finding your WHY as a business owner

As a business owner you can directly impact your future by realising and realigning with your ‘why’ (your purpose). Valued’s MD Stephen Paul gives us his insight to the true value of finding your why, through his own story, and shares how you can find yours by asking yourself some simple questions....

October 18, 2021

How this business owner is supporting small, local businesses

Now more than ever it is crucial that we support our local small businesses, today we meet one business owner who is helping us do just that....

October 7, 2021

How two independent businesses really thrive as a partnership

Running a successful business can be a very difficult path to navigate, but throw in a second business under one roof, one from a very different industry and most people would struggle to make a partnership work. Today on the blog we would love for you to meet Kieran and Michelle Rose, partners in life and business, who are succeeding in working in two very different industries as advocates, consultants and mentors....

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