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How Do We Prepare For The Dreaded VAT Inspection?

Posted: April 12, 2019 at 10:04 am   /   Blog, News

Most people dread VAT inspections especially if they have been penalised before.  We recommend you review your VAT records and check if you have made any of these common VAT errors. If “guilty” check if you can adjust them on your next VAT return to minimise any additional assessments from HM Revenue and Customs. Have […]

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Testimonials.

Posted: March 22, 2019 at 2:40 pm   /   Blog

Testimonials are the Social Proof that you, your products and services are credible and trustworthy and you have satisfied customers. It is one of the most powerful persuasion tools at your disposal. It is not enough simply to collect testimonials. You must also use them well. When you start to accumulate a growing number of […]

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Be Vigilant About Telecoms Fraud – Act Today

Posted: July 6, 2018 at 11:05 am   /   News

If you are targeted by fraudsters they will gain access to your voicemail/phone system to make calls to premium rate numbers and high-cost international destinations. This potentially could leave you with a substantial bill. There are several things you can do to reduce your risk and the associated costs of these highly sophisticated frauds.   […]

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What is your USP?

Posted: April 26, 2017 at 11:20 am   /   Blog

Most good marketing campaigns will focus on communicating a firm’s Unique Selling Point (USP). In today’s crowded market, customers have more choice than ever before. This increase in competition makes finding, defining and communicating your USP more important than ever before. So what is your firm’s USP? Do you offer the faster or better or […]

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First Impressions Count!

Posted: April 19, 2017 at 4:48 pm   /   Articles

You only have one chance to make a good first impression. Here are a few tips to help you to make a good first impression with new clients, contacts and during business meetings. Focus Being known as a ‘natural’ at interpersonal communication is not just a gift that a select few enjoy. We can all […]

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Better Management

6 Simple Tips To Becoming A More Effective Manager

Posted: April 17, 2017 at 11:45 am   /   Articles

In the current economic environment, businesses are demanding more and more of their managers. Here are some tips to help you to become a more effective manager.   1. Delegate The best managers are those that step back and let their team do their job without standing over the shoulders. You can’t do everything yourself. […]

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“Building a better business”

Posted: January 13, 2016 at 3:41 pm   /   Promotions

“If you want to see your vision grow there are three conditions. First you have to have a seed. Then you need to plant it. And third, it helps if you remember to water it!” – Rob Parsons 4 out of 5 businesses fail within the first 5 years. Others just manage to get by […]

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Christmas Toy Appeal

Posted: December 8, 2015 at 3:47 pm   /   News

In this season of goodwill it’s always nice to consider families who are less fortunate than ourselves. That is why Dawn McLaughlin & Co, are again looking to their clients and friends for help in collecting as many gifts and toys as possible for donation to local charities. Following last years resounding success we would […]

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Authority Versus Leadership

Posted: December 8, 2015 at 3:39 pm   /   article, Articles

A great manager is one who is a true leader. They tend not to be authoritarian in their approach. An individual in authority makes use of power in order to get people on side or to undertake an activity with him or her. Such a person has the backing of whatever laws or rules are there and therefore they […]

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Meeting The Expectations Of Todays Workforce

Posted: February 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm   /   Articles

The current economic environment continues to challenge businesses. As such, having the right team in place is key to the success of any business. As firms focus on recruiting the best talent they are no longer seeking employees that can merely get a job done. While traditional recruitment strategies may have focused on finding a […]

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