Why We Love Working With Creative Businesses

As creative industry accountants, we often get asked why it is that we focus our services towards creatives. Surely that narrows your potential work opportunities? Aren’t creative industries some of the trickiest to manage financially? We appreciate that it may narrow...
Can I get help from the government to cover maternity pay?

Can I get help from the government to cover maternity pay?

You’ve just found out that your first employee is pregnant. Exciting! As part of your legal requirements as an employer, you know you’ll have to provide Statutory Maternity Pay, or SMP, to your employee for up to 39 weeks of maternity leave. This means:    Paying...

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Do I Need An Accountant If I Have Xero?

Do I Need An Accountant If I Have Xero?

We couldn’t even begin to fathom how many times we have heard this question. In fact, in the UK alone, people type (verbatim) “Do I Need An Accountant If I Have Xero?” into the search bar fifty times a month on average. It’s fair to say that there are a few small...

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Accounting Tips For Agencies Part 2

Accounting Tips For Agencies Part 2

And we’re back! As previously mentioned, we love this sort of stuff. And equally, we appreciate that many creative agency types couldn’t think of anything more unappealing than organising the financial element of their business strategy. That’s why as experienced...

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Is Xero Easier Than Quickbooks?

Is Xero Easier Than Quickbooks?

We understand that accounting can seem like a very daunting - and often dull - prospect for any growing business. Invoices. Tax. Expenses. It can seem a little overwhelming for even the most numerically astute business owners. That’s why keeping it all in one...

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Accounting Tips For Agencies

Accounting Tips For Agencies

Running your own creative agency is an exhilarating experience. Following a dream and setting out into the big (not always bad) world of business, with nothing to guide you towards success other than your heart and your head. Arguably nothing is more rewarding than...

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What is Salary Sacrifice?

What is Salary Sacrifice?

As a creative business owner you’ll no doubt be looking for the best ways to reward your team and yourself. That will include basic pay but also pensions and possibly other benefits (no we don’t mean the taco night or the office shuffleboard!). The great news is, a...

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How do I price my creative services?

How do I price my creative services?

You’ve started your creative business, and while you’ve got an incredible product or service to offer, you’re uncertain how to price creative services. There’s an easy answer of pricing yourself smack-dab in the middle of your competitors - not the most expensive...

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