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A business lesson from Derek Trotter

Before you get too excited, we are not endorsing a "No income tax, no VAT, no money-back, no guarantee" philosophy. What we're talking about in this month's blog is time. Find out what Del Boy can teach us about this precious resource and how to get more …
Jack joined in September 2004 following the completion of his A-levels. After undertaking a number of different roles within the practice from Time Ledger, Administrator to Client… https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/2017/07/business-lesson-derek-trotter/

Acronyms Seriously Suck

Acronyms seriously suck. Sometimes they are necessary. Sometimes they create a barrier to good communication. Josh explains how acronyms can often be helpful (think HMRC and NHS), but at other times just make you feel stupid and confused.
Principal Adviser and Senior Client Manager at A4G-LLP. Josh namely specialises in helping businesses in the veterinary industry, an area where his broad range of experience and… https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/2017/02/acronyms-seriously-suck/

When did you last increase your prices?

Many business owners get very nervous when it comes to increasing prices due to the fear of losing customers. But what you knew your competitors were going to increase their prices too? Would you be so concerned with increasing your own? Matt explains why…
Fill in your details below and we'll call you back for a chat! Many business owners get very nervous when it comes to increasing prices due to the fear of the customers shopping… https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/2017/02/when-did-you-last-increase-your-prices/

Introducing your new member of the finance team

What if we could offer you a free member of staff in your finance team? Who was willing to work day and night, taking no sick or holiday leave? Sounds too good to be true doesn't it? Find out how we can do just that in our latest blog post from A4G Partne…
What if I were to offer you a free member of staff for your finance team?  Someone who is eager to learn and improve, and has only just started on the path to reach their full… https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/2017/02/introducing-your-new-member-finance-team/

One of us, one of you, one of them

This month's "Thoughts for the Month" from our Managing Partner, Malcolm, looks at company culture (becoming "one of us") and how to stop hiding away from change and improvements in your business to aid growth.
When we watch travel programmes on the television or perhaps are lucky enough to visit some of those far off places ourselves, we sometimes marvel and occasionally chuckle at the… https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/2017/01/one-us-one-you-one-them/

Client blog takeover: Is TV advertising dead? Is TV affordable?

This week, our blog is taken over by our client Terry Rose, Owner of Four Chairs Advertising. Here he shines the spotlight on Media Advertising for all businesses. Is TV advertising dead? No. And it's not as expensive for an SME as you might think. We'll…
Quite simply, no. TV is not dead. And it's not as expensive as you think.  In fact, TV is the most effective advertising medium. It’s a bold statement, but one that every major… https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/2017/01/tv-advertising-dead/

Budgeting for and managing seasonal trends in your business

Business is booming in the December months for real Christmas Tree retailers, but we all know that this is short-lived and come December 24th, they'll struggle to sell even one. This an example of how seasonal trends affect business. While this may be an …
We'll call you Business is now booming for retailers of real Christmas Trees but as we know this will be short-lived and come 24th December they’ll struggle to give them away.… https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/2016/12/budgeting-and-managing-seasonal-trends-your-business/

I'm an Employer... Get me out of here!

Whether you're a serial reality TV addict or you avoid trash TV like the plague, you'll probably have noticed that I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! has been and gone. But there's actually something very important we can learn from this: team work an…
The Four Phases of a Team: Forming, Storming, Norming & Performing Whether you’re a serial reality TV addict or you avoid trash TV like the plague, you’ll probably have noticed… https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/2016/12/im-employer-get-me-out-here/

Why most partnerships fail

Everybody says partnerships don't work and we have been writing about this for years in a number of articles. But there's one massive reason for this that it is important you know.
Everybody says partnerships don’t work and I have been talking about this for many years in other articles on our website. There’s one massive reason for this though and it’s… https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/2016/09/why-most-partnerships-fail/

Controlling the "controllables"

In a previous blog we spoke about how many businesses will be apprehensive about how Brexit will impact them and how A4G are encouraging our clients to plan ahead. Some weeks on and we know about as much now as we did then about how the future of the U…
In a previous blog we spoke about how many businesses will be apprehensive about how Brexit will impact them and how A4G are encouraging our clients to plan ahead. Some weeks… https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/2016/07/controlling-controllables/

When things go wrong

This month's feature from A4G's Managing Partner, Malcolm Palmer. What about when things go wrong?
They happen. Mistakes that is. Sometimes big mistakes happen and there are no consequences and no-one is even aware. Sometimes, small mistakes happen and consequences are… https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/2016/05/when-things-go-wrong/

Marginal gains and the four tiers of learning

The first of our Monthly Insight posts from Malcolm Palmer, A4G's Managing Partner.
So what has this to do with an accountancy practice and the service we offer you? Well, between all our staff we have dealt with thousands of businesses and tens of thousands of… https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/2016/03/marginal-gains-and-four-tiers-learning/