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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.

23rd May 2019
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Capital Gains Tax and Business Property

If you are building a business you must have an end goal. For most entrepreneurs that end goal is the wish for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Hopefully we will all get there and all the effort will be worthwhile. Unfortunately someone else hopes you’ll get there too, it’s not a naughty leprechaun but someone equally as annoying, the tax man!

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13th May 2019

The Importance of Good Corporate Governance

Good corporate governance is as crucial for SME’s as it is for large listed companies.Corporate governance refers to a set of internal policies, rules, and procedures that a company follows on a regular basis to make sure it operates in a fair, equitable, and appropriate manner.

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7th May 2019
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The Benefits of Silence

It’s amazing how things become clearer when there is no noise. It has enabled me to complete the first draft of my business plan for the next financial year, review our newsletter, think further about how to improve our service offering and write this blog!

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3rd May 2019
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How to Create a High Performing Business

The backbone of a high performing business is a resilient workforce. You need to build a team that is highly motivated, high performing and consists of people who look forward to coming to work every day because they feel they are a part of the company and the bigger picture.

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26th Apr 2019
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One Minute Guide to R&D

Businesses are missing out on a huge tax windfall if they conduct Research & Development and don’t claim the additional tax relief – over 250,000 successful claims have been made to HMRC

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23rd Apr 2019
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8 Items to Check on Your Website

Our website is our shop window; our sales pitch, information hub, it shows our credentials and tells people how they can get in touch. If it’s not working properly it has a big impact on the practice. Here are a few of the important factors for SEO on securing top search rankings

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23rd Apr 2019
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How to Stay Productive When Travelling

Business travel can be a real nuisance and unless you’re driving it should be really productive time. Here are our tips on How to Stay Productive when Travelling

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5th Apr 2019
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Use Fewer Words for Clearer Communication

We waste so much time writing & reading long expansive sentences when a bullet point would be just as effective! Here is Winston Churchill’s memo to the War Cabinet about brevity.

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26th Mar 2019
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Build Your Marketing Machine in 7 Steps

Every business needs a marketing machine to help drive the growth. But you need to build the marketing action plan to help you. Here is our 7 step Guide to Building Your Marketing Machine

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