Budget vs Forecast; why creative agencies need both

Budget vs Forecast; why creative agencies need both

In June a report by the Creative Industries Foundation and Creative England stated that creative industries generated 2 millions jobs yet only 38% had a business plan or forecast. Trying to make decisions without knowing the outcome is difficult at best. You could say...
Xerocon 2017 – Why it’s important for small business

Xerocon 2017 – Why it’s important for small business

Last week we attended Xerocon 2017, Xero’s annual UK conference and whilst it may have a delegate list of accountants, it’s far from an accounting conference. It’s about tech and small business and that’s why we’re sharing our findings with you. For us it was Xerocon...
Managing currency differences using Xero

Managing currency differences using Xero

  Currency exchange rates fluctuate constantly and for businesses that trade across currency boundaries, there will be gains and losses.  With the dramatic effects on the Pound caused by Brexit, businesses may currently be seeing bigger differences than usual....
Why we still love Xero

Why we still love Xero

We’ve used Xero since 2010 and we’re still in the honeymoon period.  Much like a new romance, we love it and talk about it more than we probably should but unlike a new romance, our friends aren’t getting bored of hearing about it. There’s no doubt it provides huge...
Summer Budget 2015

Summer Budget 2015

So, the Conservative party have issued their first budget for 20 years and it was packed with changes. Like most budgets, each piece of legislation is good for some bad for others but now we’ve had some time to think it over, here are our highlights.