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11 articles in Better Business
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Be Flexible

Be Flexible

Current statistics suggest over 70% of millennial's value flexible working. Emily Win tells her story of how she has been able to take flexible working to another level at de Jong & Phillips.

16 January 2020
Accountant Accountability - What does it mean and how we can help

Accountant Accountability - What does it mean and how we can help

Did you know that working closely with your accountant can really help you grow your business?

12 November 2019
Cash Flow: How to avoid the rapids

Cash Flow: How to avoid the rapids

Research by Xero shows that 50,000 UK businesses fail each year due to cash flow issues.

07 November 2019
Time. How to make more of it

Time. How to make more of it

Good time management can help free up your time. This isn't just good for you, it is good for your business too.

28 October 2019
Thinking of changing your accountant?

Thinking of changing your accountant?

Overcome the obstacles: Why changing accountant could be the best business decision you ever made!

03 October 2019
Are spreadsheets putting the breaks on your agency?

Are spreadsheets putting the breaks on your agency?

If you are scaling up, or making plans to sell your agency, but are still using spreadsheets to run it, then now is the time to consider moving away.

23 September 2019
Managing FX risk effectively in your agency when international politics is increasing volatility

Managing FX risk effectively in your agency when international politics is increasing volatility

Foreign exchange rates are becoming increasingly volatile in a world where barriers to international markets are reducing. Has your agency business suffered as a result of factors outside your control? Managing foreign exchange risk is emerging as a critical business issue.

05 September 2019
How can tracking my project costs help my agency be more profitable?

How can tracking my project costs help my agency be more profitable?

It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) that a basic principle of doing good business is being profitable. At a very simplistic level for an agency this comes down to ensuring that projects are priced in a way that delivers an appropriate profit margin and then delivered on budget.

27 June 2019
How to build a Budget for your agency business

How to build a Budget for your agency business

If you’ve not set a budget for your agency before, or if you have but you want to check that it’s realistic and is actually going to help your agency successfully grow, then this post is aimed at you. Building a budget is like building a three-dimensional Sudoku puzzle, there are so many moving parts that all need to fit together to make sense. In this blog, we have focused on building a profit and loss budget.

02 April 2019
Why every business needs a budget

Why every business needs a budget

Whether you are worried about a recent change in your business, or you have ambitious plans to grow, it is the budget that will give you comfort that you are making the right decisions.

08 September 2018
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