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We like to keep you updated with what we are up to - if we come across anything we think is useful we'll post it.  Below you'll find a mix of useful info, tips and how-to videos.  

April 16, 2019

The second site is really tricky.   

In fact, expansion can kill great restaurants - adding a second site to your set up can often sink the whole lot. 

But why is that?  Let's set the scene

The scene 

You own a restaurant (or coffee shop.  or bar)

And yo...

March 24, 2019

If you are thinking about opening a hospitality venue, you're in the right place.  This is the seventh guide in the series on writing a business plan for your restaurant (there are 10 in all).  Make sure to go back and read the introduction and previous guides if you h...

September 12, 2018

We had a fun meeting with a number of local sole traders this week - the gist of the meeting was to give them some bookkeeping tips to help them keep on top of their numbers and also explain some common tax issues. 

Below are some notes from the meeting which capture mo...

March 8, 2018

If you are just starting out in business you may be considering whether or not you need accounting software.  Now, our advice will always be ‘yes - and use a cloud based system!’ But those monthly costs may put you off. If you are a freelancer or running a small simple...

February 27, 2018

Community Interest Companies - many will have heard the term, but will struggle to explain exactly what they are and how they are regulated. Accounting firms will often turn them away citing a lack of expertise. In Monty’s case they’ve been a bit like buses. We’ve not...

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