A Small Business Payroll Solution - how and why I moved our payroll process from an accounting firm to do it ourselves using ‘Software as a Service’

Posted on Fri 14 June 2019 in Business

My apologies in advance for the grammar and sentence structure. I haven’t blogged for ages but having just overhauled my small business payroll solution and procedures this post will help me remember what, why and how I did things and also may help someone else going through the same …


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Margins and Markups: how to handle multiple discounts/rebates

Posted on Fri 02 December 2016 in Business

Following on from an old blog post about Margins and markups What everyone in business needs to know a reader posted this question in the comments

If you're not sure how to calculate margins, read that first.

Hi, how do you do multiple rebates % to give a true value of …


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Why it's time to move our business away from 2020 Fusion design software

Posted on Tue 22 March 2016 in Business

My small business specialises in the design, supply and installation of kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. With my penchant for computing it's no surprise we rely heavily on information technology. However, I don't write and build all the software we use and that's especially true when it comes to CAD [Computer …


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How to get noticed on LinkedIn (before LinkedIn existed)

Posted on Wed 27 March 2013 in Business

What a pleasant surprise!  I had a contact through LinkedIn (which, to be honest, I don't really use very much) from Hannah Skerritt of Qube Recruitment Ltd saying

Hi Steve
you just popped up on my "people you my know" screen and for the first time I think I do …


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Email from a new business that want's to supply my business

Posted on Fri 15 March 2013 in Business

Hoorah! Matthew actually took the time to visit our web site, read the page about supplying to us and use the special email address.  Sure, the video wasn't really just for our company but effort was there.  So, we don't need a video right now but maybe if I share …


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