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Choosing the right accounting software for your business

For any small business owner, keeping track of your incomings & outgoings is one of your most important tasks. Due to recent government initiatives around MTD (or Making Tax Digital), having a strong digital record of your finances is essential. Thankfully, there is a wide range of online software options available to help you do […]

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Rosemary Bookkeeping Reading wins the PEOPLE Award for Bookkeeper of the Year

Mike Wallace, owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in Reading has won the coveted PEOPLE Award for Bookkeeper of the Year. Rosemary Bookkeeping Reading’s Mike Wallace has been awarded the prestigious PEOPLE Award for Bookkeeper of the Year. A highly desirable achievement for a bookkeeper, this award is based upon the nomination of their colleagues and is […]

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Rosemary Bookkeeping Wyre Forest wins INVEST Award for Commitment and Dedication

Fiona Perks, the owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in Wyre Forest has won the prestigious INVEST Award for Commitment and Dedication for her devotedness to providing bookkeeping services to those in need. Fiona Perks from Rosemary Wyre Forest has been awarded the coveted Invest Award for Commitment and Dedication at ServiceMaster Live! A highly prestigious achievement, […]

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Grant Dye of Rosemary Bookkeeping North Kent & Isle of Sheppey wins Franchisee of the Year Award

The owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in North Kent & Isle of Sheppey has won the North Star Award for Franchisee of the Year at ServiceMaster Live! ‘ServiceMaster Live!’, which took place this May, was a gathering of franchisees from across the ServiceMaster Ltd. franchise network, during which franchisees from each of our brand family members […]

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Mohammad Hossain of Rosemary Bookkeeping Stratford wins Rookie of the Year Award

The owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in Stratford is celebrating after winning the award for Rookie of the Year at ServiceMaster Live! ‘ServiceMaster Live!’, which took place this May, was a gathering of franchisees from across the ServiceMaster Ltd. Franchise network that allowed franchisees to network and celebrate each other’s successes over the past few years. […]

Do I need a Bookkeeper?

It’s a question often asked. Small businesses the world over find themselves struggling with their books, but don’t want any extra expenses. So; is it really necessary to outsource your bookkeeping? The simple answer is: there is no simple answer. It really does depend on you, your time, and your business. You have a lot […]

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Increasing Inflation Rates

Inflation rates are projected to reach highs of 4% before the end of this year. This could have a big impact if you own and run a small business. Here’s what you need to know: British inflation has hit decade highs, caused by a combination of factors including COVID-19, Brexit, rising energy and fuel prices, […]

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Case Study Bookkeeping Backlogs

Client Problem: Struggling to keep up with their Bookkeeping from Jan 2020 since their 20 years long standing Bookkeeper left suddenly The books were left unreconciled VAT had not been accounted properly Covid-19 hed left them short staffed and unable to keep the records updated Huge backlog needed clearing How we helped The clients accountant […]

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After a long and difficult 2020 Rosemary Bookkeeping Wolverhampton & Bridgnorth wins Resilience Award

The resilience award is a new award we introduced to acknowledge the exceptional circumstances that 2020 presented businesses with. The winner being Mark Hamblett from Wolverhampton & Bridgnorth, whose had the business for 3 years and successfully grown it in this time. Mark has a dedicated team that helps him deliver quality work and support […]

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Are you ready for when lockdown ends?

Well, the announcement has been made and most of the restrictions are due to end on 19th July, as a business owner are you ready? It is of course likely to depend on many factors, such as; have you been open and trading at full capacity? Have you been able to open but with restricted […]

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Choosing the Right Accounting Software for your Business

For any small business owner, keeping track of your incomings & outgoings is one of the most important tasks. Recording payments, tracking expenses, invoicing customers and reconciling transactions means you can make informed and profitable decisions about your business. Luckily, there are now a wide range of software options available to make it easier for […]

How much I love doing self-assessments

As a company owner/director, running a business has its ups and downs but one thing I always looked forward to when I was a company director, as I am sure you do, is that 31st January deadline, finding time to gather all of the information and send off that lovely Self-Assessment. Oh, you don’t find […]

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What is bookkeeping and why is it important?

In both our business life and personal life, we all have a system for keeping on top of our bookkeeping and I’m quite sure some are more organised than others. You might rather like checking your incomings and outgoings every day, week or month, but either way, particularly in business, bookkeeping is essential. Every business should […]

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Top tips if you are thinking about becoming self-employed

Top tips if you are thinking about becoming self-employed. During the course of the Coronavirus pandemic we have seen many businesses struggle and the inevitable loss of jobs, as the job market becomes tougher and because people have had more time on their hands being furloughed and have had time to reflect on their work […]

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Help for Small business through COVID-19

Many small businesses have faced their hardest year ever and business owners have had to come up with inventive solutions to get through this period. Some businesses though have found it easier than other, especially with different industries being affected harder than others but, on the positive side there is Help for Small business through […]

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Why you should be using cloud based Accounting Software

As a business owner, one of the most important things to take care of is your company finances; bookkeeping and accounts. Keeping track of your income and expenditure is not only vital for managing your business successfully but also to ensure that you comply with legal obligations. The way in which you manage your bookkeeping […]

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Why should I outsource my bookkeeping?

Do you remember why you ventured into the world of running your own business? It could be a multitude of reasons; wanting a better work life balance, realising you could earn more money working for yourself than someone else, a desire to spend your working day doing what you love/choose, rather than what others asked […]

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My strategy for surviving Coronavirus

Belinda Whitaker explains her strategy for surviving Coronavirus, read more in this fantastic article on Total Swindon click here (credit Fiona Scott Media Consultancy).   If you would like to find out how Rosemary Bookkeeping can help you sort out your books and assess your business finances during these difficult times, contact your local Rosemary […]

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Do I really need a Bookkeeper?

Do I need a bookkeeper? Well, for me at this moment in time, I personally do not, why? Because as I am employed full time and have no other income that I need to account for. But; once upon a time my situation was different. Before I worked where I work now, I like about […]

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Running for Alzheimer’s Society

Here at Rosemary Bookkeeping Newbury & Basingstoke, we are proud to support and share the amazing achievement by our very own April Fost. April set herself a challenge at the start fo the year to complete 12 running events through the year. The events were varied and included the particularly challenging Snowdonia Marathon in October. […]

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MAKING TAX DIGITAL

Part of the government’s plan is ‘Making Tax Digital’, and by introducing this, it is set to make it easier and more simplistic for businesses to run properly. It will help them keep on top of their finances, and ensure they get their tax right the first time. HMRC has a huge ambition to become […]

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Top tips to finding a great Bookkeeper

Deciding to outsource your bookkeeping is a big decision. You’ve decided that it will be cost-effective but now you need to find the right Bookkeeper for you. Here are my top tips for what to look for when outsourcing your bookkeeping; 1 – Referrals Without a doubt, this is the best way to find a […]

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Do I need a Bookkeeper?

I often get asked this question. Afterall, most small businesses don’t want or need any extra expense in their business so, is it really necessary to outsource this particular task or would you be better off, doing it yourself? The simple answer is, there is no simple answer. It really does depend on you, your […]

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Quickbooks Making Tax Digital Certified

At Rosemary Bookkeeping Newbury & Basingstoke, we are pleased to say we are Quickbooks Making Tax Digital Certified. If you need to get ready for Making Tax Digital and don’t know where to start, what it means, or if it applies to you? Get in touch today and we can arrange a free bookkeeping health check […]

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About Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital will change the way your business pays its taxes to HMRC. It is a scheme by the UK government to make it easier for businesses and individuals to manage their taxes. The first stage comes into play on 1st April 2019 and is called Making Tax Digital for VAT. From that date, […]

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What are Allowable Expenses?

When it comes to carrying out your self-assessment, it’s hard to know what can and can’t be included as allowable expenses. Contrary to popular belief, the government want you to succeed in business so will allow you to spend on certain items in your business without having to pay the tax for them. With that […]

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Making a difference

Making a difference is what motivates bookkeeper Neeta, as she celebrates the second anniversary of ‘taking the plunge’! If you take a look at what was happening in the news on Thursday, September 1st, 2016, you might struggle to find anything significant. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were exchanging their non-stop verbal blows in the […]

10 Important Things Every Small Business Should Do

According to statistics published in 2017, about one-fifth of business startups fail in the first year and about half of all employer establishments fail within five years. Only about one third survive ten years or more. If you are thinking of starting a small business, get the right processes and steps in place to make sure you […]