Many people assume professional services only refers to the legal and financial types of services. But, according to Revenue, they can include a variety of other services such as marketing, management consulting, computer programming…
About Rory Finegan
Rory Finegan is the Founding Partner of Beyond Accounting. Rory’s journey started over 20 years ago, working as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG. After four years helping clients in the media, banking, retail, manufacturing, and services, Rory took on a variety of leading roles in Irish and UK companies before founding his own accountancy practice in 2012. Rory’s real-world managerial expertise, and his experience working for one of the Big Four, means that he is ideally placed to understand the needs of his clients. Whatever business you’re in, Rory speaks your language!
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Meetings are the environment in which values align, goals are established, motivation is provided, challenges are dealt with and people work together. But only if they are run well! Here’s everything you need to know about running an effective meeting.
Accelerator programmes are geared towards startups that are ready for growth. As well as office space, mentoring and networking, accelerators usually provide seed capital in exchange for equity and may provide access to R&D facilities, training, and interns.
‘‘Sharpen the saw’’ means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have – you. It is a habit and principle to live your life on. A journey of ongoing, never-ending and continuous self-improvement. What has this got to do with business? Everything.
I am sure you have heard the phrase “two heads are better than one” before. Habit 6, synergise, is very much based on this principle. To synergise is to not just work collaboratively, but to embrace open-mindedness, genuine team spirit and a collective energy to create new solutions to old and existing problems.
There are many benefits to operating as a limited company and if you’re looking to grow, the additional administration and compliance associated with running a company will usually be outweighed by the gains to be had in switching from sole trader status.
Many people suffer from the same bad communication habits which can be detrimental to business relationships. Simply listening can make a world of difference.
Need funding for your startup? The Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (EIIS) is an alternative way to raise capital for your small business.
Has the time come for you to dispose of a business asset? Whether you want to sell a sole trader business or dispose of company shares, there is tax relief available for you. Entrepreneur Relief offers a reduced rate of Capital Gains Tax (CGT).
With so many SaaS, PaaS and desktop software services available, businesses can sometimes find it hard to achieve truly streamlined processes and systems. Thankfully, Xero is designed specifically for easy integration!