Xero Training

Date: 18/05/17  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

The Diverso team would like to invite small business owners who are new to Xero to our training based workshop

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Cloud Accounting – What is it?

Date: 18/05/17  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

If you want your business to work smarter, faster and save loads time, cloud accounting software is for you. Working in the cloud gives you a better overview of your business, in real-time, and improves collaboration with your team.

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Making Tax Digital – Death of the Annual Tax Return

Date: 18/05/17  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the Government’s new programme to move all business and personal tax affairs online. This has been promoted with the popular tag-line of ‘The Death of the Annual Tax Return’. Although this statement sounds glorious at first, the proof of that is yet to be seen.

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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increase as of 1st April 2017

Date: 16/03/17  |  Author: Ben Steele  |   0 Comments

On 1st April 2017 both the minimum wage & living wage will increase. The Government’s goal is for the minimum wage to be £9 an hour by 2020.

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Budget 2017

Date: 14/03/17  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

As a big slap in the face for small businesses, here's our take on the important changes affecting you the most.

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Changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme from 1st April 2017

Date: 09/03/17  |  Author: Ben Steele  |   0 Comments

There’s a change to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme which will affect many businesses using the scheme and could potentially cost them thousands in additional VAT per annum.

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Start up Business Series: Can you handle being a Business Owner?

Date: 21/07/16  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

This is a question that many potential entrepreneurs (I believe) take all too lightly. It takes a lot to be a business owner; you’ve probably heard different variations/opinions from different people on the good and bad parts of being a business owner, but one thing is certain; it’s damn tough. You’ll be faced with challenges you didn’t even know you were capable of solving and it takes real mental (and sometimes physical) fortitude to do so.

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Start up Business Series: The Idea

Date: 09/06/16  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

If you’re thinking of starting a business, you probably already have an idea. Not many decide ‘I want to start a business’ and that’s it and then try and create something. It’s backward. It’s usually an idea they have come up with, maybe solving a problem, creating something new, or simply doing the services of their own field of expertise themselves. Starting the business is the vehicle you use to fulfil that and it’s necessary.

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Client Focus: Evolve Websites

Date: 19/05/16  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

Our Client Focus allows us to feature some of our clients in more detail and allows them to showcase themselves to our other clients and contacts. This week, we caught up with Tom from Evolve Websites.

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Scrap the hourly rate

Date: 19/05/16  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

The hourly rate has been around probably since the dawn of time. In this post, we’ll discuss why you need to stop charging by the hour, why it’s hurting your business and profits and what the alternatives are.

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Should I Register for VAT?

Date: 28/04/16  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

VAT can be tricky for small businesses and is often met with a negative view. However, there can be benefits to a small business registering for VAT if done correctly.

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National Living Wage as of 1 April 2016

Date: 17/03/16  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

The New National Living Wage comes in to play as from 1 April 2016. This means those workers aged 25 and over will get a 'premium' on the National Minimum Wage. It's important you check all members of your team are paid above the new rates.

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Pensions - Auto Enrolment - What’s it all about?

Date: 16/03/16  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

The law on pensions has changed. Now, every employer with at least one employee has to provide their employee’s with a pension. It’s called ‘Automatic Enrolment’ (AE) because it’s just that – automatic. Employees do not have to do anything – but Employers (that’s you) do. Whether you’re a hairdresser, an architect or employ a personal care assistant, if you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal duties.

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Taxation of dividends 2016/17

Date: 12/02/16  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

As you may well be aware, in the Autumn budget there were changes announced to the way dividends are taxed. We were all hopeful these would not stick, however, as no further announcement has been made, these are now likely to stay in place, and come into effect as of 5th April 2016. Whilst this means that many businesses will now face additional personal tax bills from next year, there are opportunities for those that take action prior to 5th April 2016.

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Diverso Sponsor Ben Ilsley

Date: 10/02/16  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

Diverso Accountants are proud sponsors of Ben Ilsley – Grasstrack racer!

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8 Office Rules that drive everyone crazy

Date: 22/10/15  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

As companies grow, so does their difficulty maintaining standards. There have been many occasions clients have discussed with us employees who have crossed a line, or done something they perhaps should not and their response is usually to create a new restrictive rule that applies to all. But that’s where a company’s culture will be destroyed.

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Time Management Tips from 8 Self-Made Billionaires

Date: 13/10/15  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Here is how the most successful people on the planet make the most of it.

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8 signs your business idea is a winner

Date: 05/08/15  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

Coming up with a business idea is easy. Coming up with an awesome business idea is totally different, and particularly rare. Trying to figure out the awesome from the pants is very difficult, especially from an inside only view. Here are 8 signs to look out for.

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7 Tips for avoiding a cash crisis

Date: 29/07/15  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

Our top 7 tips on how to manage your cash effectively in your business to avoid a cash flow crisis.

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How your Employees SHOULD be making you money

Date: 17/03/13  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

You’re Employee’s are everything to your business. Treat them right and you’ll make a bomb. Treat them bad, they’ll destroy you.

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Tax explained in Beer

Date: 17/03/13  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

An interesting, simplified look at the how the tax system works, explained in a manner we all understand; beer.

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The Secret Knowledge

Date: 17/03/13  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

Wherever I look, I see adverts, on Facebook, Google, via E-mail, post, all over the place, for so called Sales Gurus and Marketing Experts who brag about a new found idea that’s changing businesses overnight, increasing sales by a trillion percent or some crap (you must have seen them).

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I am The Champion

Date: 20/12/12  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

Ever feel de-motivated, lazy, or just a bit down? Watch this; it'll bring you back to kick-ass mode!

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Be Remarkable

Date: 02/11/12  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

How many times do people tell you that a business needs to stand out from the crowd, be unique somehow or talk about your unique selling points? Most go about this entirely the wrong way, usually on advice from others who have already wasted their businesses life doing exactly the same. There is only one way to achieve rapid growth and a lot of money. Be Remarkable.

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It’s wrong to be right

Date: 02/11/12  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

I just read a book: 'It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be' by Paul Arden. Buy it (not a recommendation, just do it). It's bad ass. Here's a snippet that caught my eye.

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Recession? What Recession?!

Date: 21/09/12  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

People make money when times are good. People make money when times are bad. The Recession is an excuse for the weak.

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Building a business 4 dimensionally

Date: 14/09/12  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

What do most people do? Most people go with the very basic; one dimension. All people care about is their clients/customers and don’t even consider the others. They put all their efforts into how they can make it better for their customers, how they can make it cheaper, how they can bring more value. They’re too ignorant to realise how ignoring the other things will mess it all up. If you’ve got an employee that isn’t happy, that’ll show to your customers. If your suppliers aren’t happy, they’ll give you a higher price, which means you’ll charge your clients more. 1D works, but doesn’t kick-ass.

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When should I start my own business?

Date: 14/09/12  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

As an accountant, I’m asked this question a hell of lot. There are a few reasons why you’d start your own business when you do:

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FREEEE Accountancy for a year!

Date: 01/08/12  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

The DiversoDream Team are taking part in a 12 Hour Football Marathon (5th August 2012) to raise money for Winchester & District Young Carers. To make sure we raise as much as we possibly can, anyone who sponsors us via our Just Giving page will go into a prize draw for the chance to win free accountancy for a year.

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Enterprise Investment Scheme

Date: 10/07/12  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   2 Comments

Have you got spare cash? Do you have a tax bill each year? If yes to both, you could get a 50% reduction on your tax bill if you invest in a business under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme.

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Year End Tax Tips

Date: 09/02/12  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

Hello! Coming up to your year end? Here are some HMRC-Owning tips for you to think about before your end of year. It's important to read and take note now - most of these need to be implemented before the end of the year - leaving it until it has passed could be too late!

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12 Tax Tips of Christmas

Date: 13/12/11  |  Author: Sean Toomer  |   0 Comments

Happy Christmas you lovely lovely person! As our Christmas gift to you, we've posted 12 of our best tax tips, free for you to use to help you save as much tax as possible. Enjoy!

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