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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.

13th Sep 2019
The Do's & Don'ts of Building a Successful E-commerce Business - Friend and Grant

The Do’s & Dont’s of Building a Successful E-commerce Business

Mark Devaney & Laura Wills, directors of e-commerce site, Hardcloud.com share their ‘do’s and don’ts’ about launching an e-commerce business. Whether you are starting out or already have an e-commerce; these are great tips.

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6th Sep 2019
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Planning for Changes to Taxation of Landlords

HMRC really seem to have had it in for landlords in recent years. For some it will be worthwhile to restructure their affairs in order to minimise the impact of recent legislation changes.

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4th Sep 2019
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Are You Ready For No Deal?

Will your business be prepared if we leave the EU on 31 October without a deal?

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31st Aug 2019
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Do You Need an EORI Number?

All businesses within the EU, from sole traders upwards, need an EORI number when importing or exporting any commercial cargo from or to the rest of the world (i.e. outside of the EU).

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23rd Aug 2019
Authority v. Leadership

Authority Versus Leadership

Being a boss is easy. Being a leader is more problematical. Here are a few of my favourite leadership tips to help you build a great team.

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21st Aug 2019
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Where Has My Cash Gone?

Many business owners look at their bank balance to give an idea of how their business is doing, then when they sit down at the end of the year with their accountant to sign off the accounts, they have made a profit (or a loss) that does not match their bank – but why?

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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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