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4 Reasons why your Business Needs an Accountant

Many small businesses owners don't realise that a staggering percent of businesses fail within the first 18 months. Typically, one of the main causes is having poor financial management. Despite these dire consequences, many business owners go it alone when it comes to managing their money. A recent report found that 53 percent of small business owners don’t use an accountant at all. While we shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that these businesses are worse off for not having an accountant, we can’t underestimate the breadth of knowledge and experience an accountant can provide. For example, most people don’t service their cars at home. Instead, they take them to a professional mechanic who can keep things running smoothly and spot potential issues. Small businesses need just the same attention from professional accountants in North Wales . Accountants do so much more than just tax filing. They can take a comprehensive assessment of your finances and create a forecast through the ye

Research Interviews with Zoom

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK in March, the video conferencing tool Zoom has become ubiquitous. It’s used for absolutely everything from business meetings and those working from home to virtual pub quizzes or social hangouts. It can also be effectively used for Zoom interview user research. More people are using Zoom these days than ever. In April 2020, Zoom had 300 million meeting participants a day. That’s a significant increase compared to 10 million a day in December 2019. When you need to do market research, gather qualitative data or do usability testing, your interview subjects may be familiar with Zoom. Remote research with a Zoom video interview is a convenient way to gather qualitative data. How do you conduct research remotely? To conduct remote research, use a reliable video and audio conferencing tool, like Zoom. Ask for the subject’s permission to record the interview, so you can transcribe the interview and refer back to it in the future. Set up features like q

Vehicle Fleet Tracking - What is it?

When used properly, Vehicle Fleet Tracking can be a very handy tool to have for your business, especially for those with much larger fleets.  Not only will it help you keep track of your drivers, but it will also give you valuable insight into driver behaviour, help improve driver safety and help to keep your business efficient. Vehicle Fleet Tracking came to light in the early 1980’s. Not only did it help businesses to keep track of their fleet but it also meant a rise in jobs available at that time. Back then you can imagine such a thing may have been pretty expensive and some technical expertise would’ve been needed to install it, however, now with the rise in technology vehicle fleet tracking has never been so easy!  Cloud systems have become a lot more accessible in recent years meaning that GPS devices have become a lot more affordable. Being able to track and locate your vehicles in real-time gives you a great advantage over your competitors so that you can continue to tweak in