How Is Your Work Life Balance?

This was one of the most difficult aspects of my life to get right. Like so many small business owners I felt I could not be away from the business and had to be there for my clients 24/7. The fact that my children were all grown up and had flown the nest made it […]

Making Tax Digital – Act Now

We have only 20 days left to file the first mandatory MTD VAT Return and we are still encountering businesses that are not ready. The vat return for quarter ended 30 June 2019 is due by the 7 August and some businesses have yet to register. Our advice is to act immediately as HM Revenue […]

DO YOU STRUGGLE TO TAKE A HOLIDAY FROM YOUR BUSINESS?

Flights booked, bags packed, ready to go – or is it that easy? Research had shown that 49% of SME owners haven’t had a holiday in the last six months and over one in four haven’t had a break for at least four years. The holiday season is here and we should be looking forward […]

What is your USP?

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 […]

First Impressions Count!

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 […]

Christmas Toy Appeal

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 […]