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Friend & Grant Chartered Accountants have been helping small and medium sized businesses in the Medway towns and North Kent for over 20 years

24th June 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 June 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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23rd May 2019

Make Sure You Keep More of Your Pot of Gold!

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

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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23rd April 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 April 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 April 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 March 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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14th March 2019
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Somebody Anybody Everybody Nobody

When employees know what they have to do, why, how and when, everything runs smoothly in your business. But if the most common statement uttered in your office is ‘That’s Not My Job’ or ‘It’s Not My Problem’ then the business descends into chaos.

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5th March 2019
Startup Guide to VAT Registration

Startups VAT Registration Get it Right!

For all startups knowing when to register for VAT is fundamental. Get it right and you could save £’000s in tax, get it wrong and there could be penalties and additional costs. The rules are fairly straightforward but unfortunately many businesses still fail to register on time.

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1st February 2019

Sales. How to Ask for the Business

Sales is all about the ‘ask’; you have to ask for the business. Asking doesn’t come naturally to everyone so, here is a checklist to help you get back into asking mode. Make sales, build a business and make more money.

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24th January 2019
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Introducing AHR Consultants – Our HR Business Support Partner

We are delighted to tell you that we have appointed AHR Consultants as our HR support supplier and partner. Here are some emerging HR trends that all businesses should be aware of.

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13th January 2019
How Strong is Your Balance Sheet - Tax and Accounting Compliance Services - Friend and Grant

How Strong Is Your Balance Sheet?

Your balance sheet is important and shouldn’t be ignored. It’s visible to everyone if you’re a company so people can assess whether to do business with you or for a potential buyer to value the business.

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4th January 2019
Does Every Client Deserve Credit Terms? - Accounting Advice - Leading Kent Chartered Accountants - Friend and Grant

Does Every Client Deserve Credit terms?

Most business failures could be avoided with a little care and attention. No one has the right to credit so don’t give it away unless clients have earned it. Read our tips and make sure your cash flow and your business doesn’t suffer.

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19th December 2018
Top Ten Time Saving Tips - Business Support and Advice from Friend and Grant, Rochester Kent

My Top Ten Time Saving Tips

There’s never enough time to do anything! Here are my top ten tips for saving time and getting things done.

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17th December 2018
Keys to Success - The Art of Delegation - Business Advisroy Services - Friend and Grant

Keys to Success - The Art of Delegation

You know you should delegate but you don’t. Here are 3 ways to overcome the excuses as to why you don’t delegate.

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29th November 2018
7 Ways to Grow Your Business - Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors for Growing Businesses

Seven Ways to Grow Your Business

We believe these are the seven ways to build a business. But thinking big, offering excellent customer experience and building real value in the business will help grow a small business into a great business.

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7th November 2018
Raising Finance - Finding Creative Ways to Built a Businesses Without Cash - Finanical Advice from Friend and Grant

The Power of Broke

Building a Business without cash means developing creative ways to promote a business. A lack of cash resulted in lots of creative way to build the businesses. From startups, through growing businesses to established businesses, there's example after example.

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23rd October 2018
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When Andrew Grant met Peter Jones

Friend & Grant Meet Dragon’s Den Star We have all watched Dragons Den and are in awe of the big chap that sits quietly at the end of the row with his fancy socks. So when our Andrew Grant had an invitation for a fireside chat with Peter Jones, he jumped at the chance. Peter...

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