Pricing is an emotive subject and many clients are scared about increasing their prices. So much so that many refuse to do so and the compound effect of not increasing prices has cost them tens, if not hundreds of thousands on lost profits. Why are business owners scared to increase prices? The reason why most […]
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Accentis is a performance enhancing business that was born in the board room and grew up with big business. Then we stepped out fully-grown to face the challenges of the hard-working SME market.
We cut our teeth in a working environment. That means we know what works and what doesn't. Now we have one goal: to engage with leaders and work with owner managers who want to outperform their market.
Accentis aims to challenge everyday thinking, to break away from the norm. We focus and shape the mindset of your business in order to unlock its untapped potential. We help you to live the lifestyle that you want to lead.
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How much to pay a marketing manager, a plumber, a sales manager and a goldsmith. The same question came from four clients in four weeks. But the question of how much to pay an accountant is what tipped the scales in favour of this article. Let’s use simple example that came up last month, a […]
Most companies firefight when it comes to recruitment, either because someone has left or the influx in sales had led to an increased workload. Either way, without planning and time to recruit, the firefight recruitment process is flawed and will cost your business, lots. Smart entrepreneurs recognise this and instead of continually firefighting they have […]
Business success is measured by business numbers, that’s all, pure and simple. Even the biggest companies in the world follow this and they publish their business numbers regularly. But if you look at their business numbers, they don’t talk about their P&L or their balance sheet first. THEY START WITH THE BASICS. Let me give […]
Indicators, they aren’t just used to tell other road users which direction you intend to take. In business, you should use indicators to inform you of the good, the bad, or the ugly. When you build the right indicators then you’ll know what is happening and will be able to investigate why quicker. Indicators are […]
To build a business will eventually mean that you need to hire your first member of staff. To continue to build a business then you’ll need to hire more staff. It is always a catch 22 situation when you want to hire staff as (generally) their cost will come before the income (and profit) increases. […]
When do you sell up? That is the simple question to answer. You sell your business when someone comes along and knocks on your door with a fist full of dollars that is enough to make you walk away. That’s it. The end. But to get to the end, you have to start at the […]
Well, that depends….. Business valuation is a dark art, if you listen to any Corporate Finance professionals that is. But in reality, it is not a dark art, nor is it an art at all. Business valuation isn’t even a science. When advisors talk to you about your business being valued at the ‘net present […]
The latest tax news for entrepreneurs Our monthly tax news bulletin cuts straight to the main tax news the effects entrepreneurial business owners. Tax-Free Childcare and childcare options Tax-Free Childcare, the new government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare launched at the end of April and is being rolled out to […]
When you’ve got a great business idea, or frankly a business idea and lack of funding to execute it the natural thought is to fundraise. Raising finance seems easier now that is was before, especially with the plethora of crowdsourcing solutions available. But is raising finance the right thing to do for your business? This […]
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