Budget 2020 (updated for announcements made 17 March 2020) – what the main provisions mean for small and medium businesses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled UK’s £350 billion spending package in a series of measures to relieve the pressures of coronavirus on the economy and to save small businesses, these include a temporary exemption on business rates, ensuring the government is “doing everything” to keep the UK “healthy and financially secure”. Business Rates and Cash [...]

By | March 19th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Using Prices to Make Your Life Better

An extract from the book ‘Stress proof your business and your life’ written for the clients of Keen Dicey Grover by Steve Pipe and Elisabeth Wilson. “There are two types of customers: the good and the bad. Bad customers send your stress levels through the roof with their complaints, unreasonable demands and broken payment promises. [...]

By | November 5th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Preventing your team delegating work up to you

An extract from the book ‘Stress proof your business and your life’ written for the clients of Keen Dicey Grover by Steve Pipe and Elisabeth Wilson. “Your employees are supposed to make your life easier. All too often, though, they end up making your life harder and your time is spent solving problems brought to [...]

By | September 24th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Achieve life – work balance in ten minutes

An extract from the book ‘Stress proof your business and your life’ written for the clients of Keen Dicey Grover by Steve Pipe and Elisabeth Wilson. “I refuse to call it work-life. It should be life-work. And that’s what achieving it entails – a life-work, unless of course, you’ve read this idea. One of the [...]

By | June 20th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Get the Very Best from Your Accountant

An extract from the book ‘Stress proof your business and your life’ written for the clients of Keen Dicey Grover by Steve Pipe and Elisabeth Wilson. “ Have you ever done something and then found that out afterwards that you could have got a much better deal, price or result if you had done it [...]

By | May 8th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Bounce Back in Spring

An extract from the book ‘Stress proof your business and your life’ written for the clients of Keen Dicey Grover by Steve Pipe and Elisabeth Wilson “Be like a Tigger – learn to bounce Everyone gets stressed. Everyone gets disappointed. But how come some people are better at dealing with than others? The answer is [...]

By | March 27th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Relaxation – what we can learn from the caveman

An extract from the book ‘Stress proof your business and your life’ written for the clients of Keen Dicey Grover by Steve Pipe and Elisabeth Wilson “There’s nothing wrong with stress. We are designed to get stressed. It’s how we deal with it that’s the problem. Coping with stress should be simple. My central message [...]

By | December 19th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Autumn Budget Report 2018 – Key Measures That Relate to Business Owners

On Monday 29 October 2018, The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the second Autumn Budget. His key message was that ‘austerity is coming to an end – but discipline will remain. He also stated that there may be a full-scale Spring Budget in 2019 in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Here is a summary [...]

By | December 3rd, 2018|Accounting|0 Comments

Making More Profitable Sales

An extract from the book ‘Stress proof your business and your life’ written for the clients of Keen Dicey Grover by Steve Pipe and Elisabeth Wilson "Making more profitable sales is crucial and there are three ways to start approaching this challenge: • Benchmarking – when you benchmark your gross margins against others in your [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Two Types of Money

An extract from the book ‘Stress proof your business and your life’ written for the clients of Keen Dicey Grover by Steve Pipe and Elisabeth Wilson "Money is a major cause of stress. Or,to be more accurate, not having enough money is a major cause of stress. So let's take a fresh look at your [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments