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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

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
forklift truck in operation - Introducing AHR Consultants – Our HR Business Support Partner - Friend and Grant Accountants Rochester

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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Are you hungry for success? If you run a small to medium size business and you want to grow your sales, increase profitability and pay less tax then you have come to the right place.