How to overcome your fear of failure

One of the most common things holding people back from achieving their potential in business is the fear of failure. It is human nature to fear the unknown. When we push ourselves outside of our comfort zones, whether in business or in our personal lives, it is pretty...

Invest in your people with a wellness program

Your people are your firm’s most important asset. As such, it is important to invest in their wellbeing. As global technology develops and demands on employees increase, it is not surprising that the terms ‘burnout’, ‘dissatisfaction’ and ‘distress’ are being...

Business trends to watch in 2019

Here are some of the top Business Trends to watch in 2019. Marketing will continue to become more personalised Marketing is becoming increasingly personal, and this trend will keep going as we move into the new year. No longer will stock images, generic campaigns or...

I know cash is king, but how do I get it paid faster?

Xero Trifecta Part 3: Boost Cash “Cash is king” is an expression that has been around for a long time. It has been adopted in the corporate world as a way of emphasising the need for businesses to have a healthy cash flow in order to function. What the phrase doesn’t...

Certain gifts can have capital gains tax consequences

Although there will be no CGT on gifts of cash there may be CGT to pay where the gift comprises shares or other assets. This is because the transaction will generally be deemed to take place at market value between connected persons even though no money changes hands....

The IHT annual exemption – use it or lose it!

Although not particularly generous at £3,000 per donor per annum if this annual IHT exemption is not used by 5 April it is lost, although it is possible to carry the allowance forward one year if unused. This means that if the annual allowance for 2017/18 was not used...