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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.

19th Feb 2021

How videos can drive sales growth

2021 started with another lockdown for UK businesses, which means that most consumers will continue shopping and searching for services online. If your target audience is the public you will know how important it is to promote your business online. But how do you know if your website and social media channels are optimised to appeal to and convert your target audience, your customers?

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16th Feb 2021
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Breaking up in Business

Business relationships usually begin with lots of enthusiasm and passion but soon hit the reality of life. There will be highs and lows in business, the business leaders will have differing visions of where they wish the business to go, different work ethics, differing family constraints and much more. It doesn’t necessarily matter whether your business is a great success or a failure we are all different and sometimes we have to go our different ways. The key however is to have a plan in case the worse happens.

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4th Feb 2021
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The business benefits of a healthy team

There are many benefits of working from home from an employee’s point of view. The savings in time and costs of commuting to work are significant. The improvements in family bonds can also provide real dividends - being there for when your children leave for school or being at home for dinner with the family and tucking the children in at night are benefits which many parents find priceless.

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18th Jan 2021
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Does it make sense to buy a company motorbike?

Postponed VAT accounting starts on 1 January 2021, but what does it mean and what effect does it have to businesses?

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14th Jan 2021

Five top tips to adopt in 2021 to improve your leadership skills

In today’s fast pace business world the need for growth is essential. However doing it on your own is incredibly difficult. Having a strong team around you is key but this can only be created and sustained through strong leadership.

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12th Jan 2021
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Struggling with leadership?

Good leadership principles are there for everyone to take and have been for a long time but even so few leaders fail to implement them. We examine what common errors business owners make and how they can improve their leadership techniques.

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5th Jan 2021
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Brexit trade agreement signed and sealed!

As expected at the 11th hour a trade deal was struck! The transition period for the UK leaving the EU has now ended. The trade deal has been ratified by the UK Parliament so from 1 January we are trading with the EU quota and tariff “free”.

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9th Dec 2020
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How post Brexit VAT works for businesses importing into the UK

Postponed VAT accounting starts on 1 January 2021, but what does it mean and what effect does it have to businesses?

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7th Dec 2020
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Brexit Update

The UK will leave the EU on 31 December 2020, with or without a trade deal, what action should you be taking now to prepare your business?

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