Welcome to the first of my round up of useful resources blog posts. I hope you like it and would love to know what you think, so feel free to post a comment below or send me an email and let me know.
What have I been writing?
I have been very busy this month and have written two blog posts for you.
Attending the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Conference – A Newbie Delegate’s Perspective
At the beginning of June, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the AAT Annual Conference, which was something I had put on my long-term business goals list, but not expected to be able to go for a few years.
The conference is an excellent opportunity for accountants and bookkeepers to meet and network as well as attend several workshops and talks on new and exciting things in the world of accounting. I attended workshops covering topics on the future of accountancy, how to build a £1million practice and only work 3 days a week, becoming an inspiring accountant and frictionless finance for small businesses.
The event also hosts an annual awards ceremony and it was inspiring to hear the candidates stories and has certainly given me something to aim for in the future.
You can read more about the event, why I was able to go and what I got up to in my blog post.
Budget Monitoring Basics
In this blog post I introduce budget monitoring and how can you use it to help you make decisions in your business.
What have I been reading?
I’ve read a few blog posts this month from AAT Comment that I thought I’d share with you.
- The AAT Annual Conference 2018: as seen on social – AAT’s roundup of social media of the AAT Conference – you may even spot a familiar face!
- How to deal with clients’ late payments – a useful article with strategies and techniques you can use to help ensure your clients pay on time. There are some tips included that I contributed to this article.
- How to bounce back after losing your job – a positive look with practical tips for what to do next when you’ve lost your job.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
You may remember that for my business birthday I used some of my profits to sponsor a guide dog. I’ve had my first pupdate this month telling me all about what Alfie has been getting up to. He’s certainly growing up fast! What have I been listening to?
Janet Murry Podcast
I’ve been catching up with the Janet Murray Podcast this month. She has published a fantastic series recently on increasing engagement across social media and I found her podcast on setting prices particularly useful.
What else have I been up to?
Lend with Care
I recently found out about Lend with Care, which is an inspiring initiative where you can loan small amounts of money to people trying to set up their own businesses to become self-sufficient and independent. One of our core values at AKay Bookkeeping is to help small businesses to grow, so I’m pleased to say that we have been able to use some of our profits this month to help another small business grow.
Tits Out Collective
I have been following the #titsoutcollective with a great deal of interest in the last couple of weeks, not only because I love yarn and fibre, but because it’s a fantastic initiative that will benefit many charities, but also because it’s an excellent example of dealing with a negative business issue in a positive way. I think we can all be inspired by this and think about how we can turn our own negative business issues into positive ones that in turn, can help grow our businesses, whether that’s collectively or independently.