Client Spotlight – Weave & Wood Interiors

Client Spotlight – Weave & Wood Interiors

We are lucky to work with such a lovely set of clients and have occasionally thought it could help them with their businesses for us to highlight them to our other clients and blog readers. We are therefore going to be creating a client spotlight post on a regular basis to introduce you to our client base. I met earlier this week with Claire Wakely, who runs Weave & Wood Interiors in Ilminster.   Claire has been in the soft furnishings and interiors field for many years. Just a few years ago she decided to open up a retail outlet to showcase her skills and talents, along with the beautiful fabrics and many other products that she can supply. Having made a great success of this she now has a larger showroom and is an official stockist of Little Greene paint and paper. These beautiful products are luxurious and long lasting and will help make your home a unique and beautiful place to be. Click here for Little Greene’s website. Claire’s services include custom made to measure curtains, roller blinds, pelmets and cushions. These are bespoke products, made to your specification with fabric chosen from her huge selection of sample books. My own mother has had her living and dining room curtains made and hung by Claire and is delighted with the product and service she received. There is surely no better recommendation than a whole host of satisfied and repeat customers. Weave & Wood stock Romo fabrics and these are my personal favourite. Click here for Romo’s website. Claire’s showroom in Silver Street, Ilminster, is a treasure trove...

Setting up Self Employed

Becoming self employed is a dream for many people but there are a few things you need to know before you embark on the exciting journey of being your own boss. Business Structure You may need to think about the business structure that you need. Thousands of people begin as sole traders and this does suit most start-up businesses but it may be worth asking advice from a trusted business advisor to make sure that this is the best structure for your business. If you are going into business with one or more other people you can set up a partnership or a limited liability company, both of which come with pros and cons of their own. Regardless of the of business structure you choose you will need to register yourself as being in business. It may be as simple as filling in an online form with HMRC or could be slightly more complex depending on your requirements. If you are in any doubt at all you need to speak to someone who can impartially advise you about the process. Legal Responsibilities You must check if there are legal requirements for your type of business. Do you need a licence or a permit or some type of insurance? Being self employed is not just a case of beginning trading! Where Where will you work? Can you run your business from home or do you need an office or storage space? If you’re to be manufacturing goods do you need a factory or processing plant? If you rent or buy a business property you will need to register for and...

Payment terms

How would you feel if your employer told you they were going to pay your salary in 4 months’ time instead? For the next 3 months, no wage packet. Would you be unable to pay your mortgage? Looking at a bleak Christmas? Feeling powerless? Trust shattered?Welcome to the world of a supplier being told to accept ‘120 days credit terms’. In a digital world where it is possible to pay within days, more big companies are forcing suppliers into waiting 4 months to get paid. Let’s be clear. It’s bullying. And theft. They are taking goods and services, and withholding payment. They are stealing the interest the companies should have earned in those extra 3 months and using it to line their own pockets. For small businesses, often with their own suppliers to pay, and a wage bill, this can be disastrous. And we’re not talking about the Ryanairs and Sports Directs of this world. These are large global companies with huge CSR programmes claiming “fairness”, “community action” and “respect”, and probably running branded “entrepreneurship” programmes. This is truly unethical and shameful, even if legal. If this is your company, please raise a voice against it. Just ask the question…. “Why do we want to bully and steal from the suppliers who contribute to our success?” From Liz Tinlin via LinkedIn Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in...

Top 10 Devon Bookkeepers – we are one

In breaking news, an especially relevant Twitter poll says that Bruton Young Bookkeeping is one of the top ten Devon Bookkeepers. I am therefore going out to buy champagne 🙂 Recognition is wonderful! South West News Top 10 Devon Bookkeepers We offer the very best customer service and client support. It is a massive compliment that Twitter users voted for us. As a result it seems that clients value and appreciate our hard work. I would personally like to thank each and every Twitter user who voted for Bruton Young Bookkeeping in this poll. There are hundreds, if not thousands of bookkeepers in Devon and we are in the top ten! The south west news website is a very useful one for local information. The owners live in Devon and Cornwall so know the area very well. The writing is clear and concise. Local information is presented clearly and is therefore easily digestible. South West News looks great and so it’s easy to read. THere’s a plethora of useful information on numerous topics. I think I’ll need to add it to my list of news sites to keep an eye on.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens...

Free accounts template spreadsheet

One of the questions we are asked most often is for a cashbook or small business accounts spreadsheet for those businesses who do not need or want to be set up on accounting software. We have created this free accounts template spreadsheet which you can download and use to keep your own records in your business. Small business accounts Please feel free to use this for your own personal bookkeeping but do not distribute, sell or misrepresent our free accounts template spreadsheet. We love creating spreadsheets to make your lives easier and if there is a specific type of document you would like, please use the Contact Us link to tell us what you’d like to see. Please enjoy your free accounts template spreadsheet. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new...

National Living Wage April 2016

From 1 April 2016 workers aged 25 and over will be legally entitled to a new minimum pay rate of £7.20 per hour, called the National Living Wage (NLW). As an employer you’ll need to check which staff are eligible for the new rates and update your payroll in time. Do you need help with this process or with running payroll for your staff? HMRC are running a number of free webinars to give you more information about the Living Wage (NLW). For more information see the HMRC living wage website here Bruton Young Bookkeeping can advice you on how to implement this and its impact on your bottom line profits, also how to minimise this impact. Contact us for more information. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new...