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Data-ransom attacks have reached an alarming new scale

Having read an article on the CGMA website I wanted to share the topical material with you all. This highlights the fact that all business leaders must learn how to protect their business's sensitive data. Companies around the world are dealing with a "powerful escalation" of the cyber-attack method known as ransomware, Nicole Perlroth writes for The New York Times. On May 12, criminals seized control of computers and data at institutions ranging from FedEx to Russia's Interior Ministry and Bri...

May 22, 2017

Why I want to tailor my solutions to your needs

I am sure that you will agree that as a business your are unique and so it follows that you should be able to expect your suppliers to understand how and why you are different. As an outsourced solution I want to provide you and your staff with the specific services and coaching/training that meets your requirements. That is to say you will not get an off the shelf package from me. I want to become one of your trusted advisers and so think that it is important to listen to your thoughts, ideas a...

March 3, 2017

Julia's Casestudy - Traditional business diversifies to survive

Traditional Printing business had previously been forced to downsize and are working with small workforce. Now they want to grow and diversify but do not have adequate financial records along with a weak cashflow. They try to keep their prices low to retain customers and attract new business. By identifying that the original print offerings were costing the business money it was decided to stop that line concentrating on Digital and T-Shirt print services out of a high street location and Ebay. ...

February 23, 2017

Julia's Casestudy - Setting up UK branch of a foreign parent company

European based parent company set up in the UK following their huge success in mainland Europe. The business model is now moving towards a franchise. Stock is imported from Europe and held in UK. In the early set up stages the UK director initially was still in employment. He has recently started working fulltime and has relocated the business premises. This is giving him and his family a better work/life balance. The fdollowing points cover the main things I did to support the new business. ...

February 23, 2017

Julia's Casestudy - Secure financing to grow and diversify

Award-winning environmentally friendly manufacturing business wanted to grow and diversify but had poor financial records and cashflow. Finance providers and banks are very excited but had turned them down for potential grants or investment. I worked with the Board and helped them to implement systems and controls which shed much better light on the business. The following points are what we did to improve their situation. 1) Move the desktop accounting software onto the cloud a. This ensu...

February 23, 2017

Offer more added value services by working with strategic partners

The Allen Group Community This group was created to continually add value to members and their clients by using the full power and skill of the group working together The network is led by a team of professional advisers from a broad spectrum of industries. This includes tax, law, media, on-line marketing and accountancy. The skillset represented includes a varied range of sales and marketing professionals, administration staff and qualified accountants, tax advisers and lawyers. TAG Accou...

February 9, 2017

Reduce your employment status risk by using a bespoke contract protected self-employed structure

Wolfe Contract Services Their entire business is built around :- saving YOU time, do you really want ALL the extra admin that quarterly reporting causes? saving YOU money, can you afford the BIG HMRC fines if your returns are wrong? removing potential risk to YOUR business, hand over the worry. Are you a contractor within the CIS industry? Do you have subcontractors to manage? Are your many self-employed workers causing you concerned about their employment status? Is your company ...

February 8, 2017

Why we've partnered with CrunchBoards/FUTRLI

Traditionally accountants help with your figures in a historical and reactive way. They would review what happened last month, quarter or year. At LeaskAS we're not in business to be a traditional accountant. Our number one priority is YOU, YOUR BUSINESS and helping you to make the most of YOUR FIGURES. We want you to achieve greater financial success personally and professionally....

April 29, 2016

How we can help you access funding for your business

At Leask Accountancy Solutions we understand that researching what funding is available for your business can sometimes be daunting and you often will not know where to begin. That's because there is an incredible amount of funding available for SMEs including local, regional and national grants, business support programmes and loans. We've summarised a few of the most recent beneficial funding opportunities that were available, and will walk you through what they offer and explain how Leask Ac...

November 5, 2014

The 7-Step Business Plan for Entrepreneurs

Your business plan is the ultimate tool for steering your business towards success. Without a well-prepared business plan, it's easy to lose direction and focus - resulting in huge negative business consequences and even business failure. Whether you require a business plan for internal use or for attracting investment – getting it right will enable your business to reap the rewards and achieve its full potential. Most financial organisations expect a well thought out and coherent business pl...

October 30, 2014

Achieving happiness as a business owner

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.'" – Albert Schweitzer Every one has different reasons for going into business, maybe for increased financial opportunities or achieving a long held personal ambition, but whatever the initial reason for taking the plunge, the most important factor is that you are happy as a business owner. Here are a few tricks and techniques that can ensure owning your own c...

October 28, 2014

Why is organisation so important at work?

Organisation is vital to make your work place to run like a well-oiled machine, this can be at the place of work or remotely based as explored in this article https://www.toptal.com/business-intelligence/a-bootstrapped-remote-company. Many factors are influenced by organisation in the workplace - these include productivity levels, efficiency, employee happiness, employee motivation, safety and business vision. Here are a few thoughts an pointers to success. Increase your productivity. An orga...

October 28, 2014

7 ways to work smarter and not harder

Have you got a to-do list that just seems to grow and grow? Do you find yourself wishing there were 36 hours in every day? Well don't worry – you're not alone. It's a typical problem for growing businesses and one that at first sight seems incredibly difficult to overcome. But help is at hand and the good news is that it doesn't cost a lot of money to implement but will make and save you money almost straight away. We've put together 7 quick tips for working smarter and not harder to help ...

October 28, 2014

LeaskAS helps Swedish company launch in UK

Darryl Gregory at Stop Digging shares an insight into the successes we've achieved together. Stop Digging installers work with local householders, builders, sign companies and major construction companies to offer concrete-free, long lasting, eco-friendly foundations for all kind of projects. Swedish roots The parent company Sluta Grav (Swedish for Stop Digging) started in 2010. With the help of enthusiastic installers and social media, the concept grew in popularity very quickly – Sluta G...

September 25, 2014

How to Get Your Bank Manager to Say ‘Yes’ in 10 Easy Steps

Getting your Bank Manager to say 'yes' and lend you money can be a tough task. Seeking advice from a Management Accountant and utilising their experience and expertise can increase your chances of a positive outcome. Here are 10 easy steps to get your Bank Manager to say 'yes' Create a relationship: Before you begin the formalities, talk to your Bank Manager and give them an understanding of your business. This will also enable you to understand the process more clearly as well as give you t...

September 12, 2014

Make Potential Stakeholders Want To Invest In You In 8 Easy Steps

Getting someone else to invest in your business needs thorough planning. Seeking advice from a Management Accountant such as LeaskAS and using their experience and expertise can increase your chances of a positive outcome. Here are 8 easy steps to get a the financial backing you are looking for : 1.The hook to get them interested . Prepare a compelling story about why your business provides THE best product or service on the market. 2. Your Category of One. Be able to explain exactly how your...

September 12, 2014

5 ways a Management Accountant can help your business

Why on earth would you want a Management Accountant – after all they're just bean counters right? Accountancy has changed massively over the last few years and highly successful business people recognise that the professional input from a top quality Management Accountant can transform their firm. Here we present just five of the most important reasons why you might want to consider using the services of a professionally qualified Management Accountant. Understanding – knowing what ...

September 12, 2014

Why changing your business strategy can save your business

It's widely accepted that having a robust business strategy is pivotal to business success. However, failing to respond to your evolving business and update that strategy periodically can lead to business failure as highlighted in an article on Toptal, https://www.toptal.com/it/the-new-wave-of-entrepreneurship To be able to make informed decisions on how to grow and adapt your business strategy, you need accurate and timely information – moreover, you need information you can easily understan...

August 20, 2014

Cloud Computing, what does it mean for you?

The concept of the cloud confuses many people, but rather than try and explain what it is in one go, let's look at what it enables you to do, then let's explore the the benefits. Traditionally if a business wanted to start using an application such as an accounting or inventory management package the route would have been to buy a server to host it (or more likely pay an organisation to supply and set it up), buy the software you think you need and ongoing maintenance then set up the PC's in th...

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