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Richard is one of the founding partners of Tally and a Chartered Accountant at Deans Accountants in Stafford. He is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and has over 20 years’ experience in national and regional practices. He deals with all areas of accountancy, including personal tax, inheritance tax planning, and provides special work on tax advisory and business valuations.

Put A Ding In The Universe: Using The Insight Of Renowned Business Leaders To Develop Your Enterprise

A high-school dropout and a man forced out of his own company.  Not necessarily traits you would associate with successful people. However, these are real things that happened to two of the most influential and successful business men the world has ever seen — Richard Branson and Steve Jobs. So how did they, and others, become so successful? And how can you follow in their footsteps? Let’s take a look at the advice of some of the world’s leading business people and see how you can implement it in your own business plan. ‘Small Is Beautiful’ — Richard Branson Founder of the Virgin Group, Branson believes that a larger company doesn’t necessarily provide a competitive advantage. He believes smaller companies are more able to preserve their customer-focus and personality, an...

Are Your Business Finances Ready For The Digital Switch?

Think back to 2008 — the Olympics were in Beijing, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States and the UK began its digital TV switchover. This switch saw the UK’s terrestrial television converted to digital while analogue channels, broadcast from thousands of transmitter sites, were turned off. First announced in 2005 and finally completed in 2012, there was ample time to prepare for the digital TV transition. Unlike the TV switchover, the digitalisation of the UKs tax system is fast approaching and many small businesses are rushing to be prepared. The government announced in 2015 that by 2020 most businesses, self-employed people and landlords will be required to keep track of and update HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of their tax affairs digitally. While some business owners ...