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Welcome to the Friend and Grant blog area.  Here you will find all the latest news, views and helpful guides in relation to accountancy, taxation and running a business.  We hope you find the information we post interesting.  Give us a call if you’d like to discuss how we can help you and your business.

15th Aug 2019
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How to Get the Best Out of Your Marketing Agency

Why do some companies launch brilliant marketing campaigns and have spectacular success, but other companies spend lots of money and generate very little?

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8th Aug 2019
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5 Minute Guide to Open Banking

New EU standards, due to take effect from 14 September 2019, will change the way some banks connect to your accounting system. To comply with the new requirements, many of the existing bank feeds will be replaced by new direct bank feeds using Open Banking.

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29th Jul 2019
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Is Your Business Obsessed With Innovation

Every successful businesses has a special formula; they’re obsessed with innovation - it's in their DNA. There are several great tax breaks for companies that innovate.

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24th Jul 2019
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How to Scale Up Your Business

There’s lots of ways to grow a business: organic growth, acquisition or a merger. Don’t fancy those options then perhaps collaboration or strategic partnerships might be a better option.

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8th Jul 2019
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Planning for Your Summer Holiday

Everyone needs a holiday to recharge their internal battery and to strengthen those vital family bonds. However getting away from the business is a problem in itself. Here’s some ideas!

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5th Jul 2019
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What To Do With the Kids This Summer

As a parent one big headache could be what to do with the kids this summer. If the kids are under 11 the government can help. If they are over 13 how about getting them to come to work for you?

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3rd Jul 2019
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Offshore Funds Taxation

Friend & Grant have experience tackling the taxation challenges of a variety of foreign savings, investment, & retirement products, such as offshore funds; we can help advise you on what income needs to be reported, the available allowances, and can help formulate a tax-efficient repatriation plan.

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24th Jun 2019
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Mistakes are Opportunities to Learn

One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes. If we are all spending time making mistakes, it makes sense to learn from them.

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19th Jun 2019
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How do You Lock in Key Members of Your Team?

For those business owners seeking success there is nothing more frustrating than finding that key person only for them to leave you. So how do you lock in key members of your team?

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