Employer Branding

Dawn McLaughlin & Co branding

The businesses that attract the best talent all have one thing in common – a great employer brand. All businesses have an employer brand – it’s what your employees, customers, suppliers, peers and potential employees say about your business. A strong employer brand can help your business to compete for the best talent and can […]

Building Business Relationships

Building Business Relationships

Business Relationships Developing healthy business relationships helps you to increase your sales, meet people with new ideas and create a profile for your firm. It does not matter what type of business you are in; constructing better business relationships with clients and contacts takes time. Here are some useful tips for building better relationships. Set […]

Free Sage Digital Workshop

Free Sage Digital Workshop

Great news – Invitations for the next in our successful series of free Sage Digital workshops are currently on their their way to clients and contacts. As you are aware, we are encouraging businesses to move to a digital platform to enable a smooth transition for Making Tax Digital.  We really enjoy these digital workshops as […]

Tax FREE – Staff Party!

It pays to be aware of the tax-free benefits available

It pays to be aware of the tax-free benefits available to your business. In our experience businesses loose out because they don’t understand the rules. We see owners miss out on tax-free benefits or penalised for incorrectly applying the rules. Does your organisation have an annual Christmas party for staff? The tax rules also allow […]

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 […]