15th March 2019
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You still have plenty of time to benefit from March 2019’s Free Wills Month. It’s a win-win deal – you get your will written for free, while helping charities raise crucial funds. How does it work? Free Wills Month brings together a number of UK charities and solicitors. Members of the public can get their

25th February 2019
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The business section of the internet is full to the brim with ‘how to explain your business’ articles. So, for a change, we’re taking the idea from the opposite direction. This is a guide for businesses who want to completely confuse potential clients and make sure that they absolutely do not want to buy your

14th January 2019
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At the start of most LRBC meetings, each member gets a chance to present their 60 second pitch. It’s a useful way for everybody to get to know each other’s businesses, so we can spot even more referral opportunities. But how do you squeeze everything you want to say about yourself into a mere 60

14th December 2018
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We’re all familiar with the pre-Christmas shopping rush that affects the retail and logistics industries in particular. In Leicestershire and Rutland, we’re lucky to have a range of Christmas shopping options; last month’s mouth-watering ChocFest, Melton’s three day Victorian Christmas Fayre, Belvoir Castle’s traditional Christmas Extravaganza and Oakham’s late night Christmas shopping event – to

15th November 2018
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Given the length of the Budget document, businesses are still getting their heads round what it means for them. Here’s a quick list of seven points that could affect you as a small or medium sized business. Well, number seven isn’t strictly business related, its just nice to end on a positive! 1. Business Rates

1st October 2018
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There seem to be endless headlines about the death of the British high street and the bleak conditions for our small businesses. But there’s something positive we can all do to improve the situation. It’s a simple case of ‘use it, or lose it’. If we want our villages, towns and cities to thrive, we

29th June 2018
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As an accountant, how do you currently network? Do you enjoy this part of the job you enjoy, or do you dread every meet-up?Accountants are usually part of the vital ‘behind-the-scenes team’ – not the extrovert ‘sales’ types. Many are thankful that the ‘old school tie’ rounds of golf, or country club lunches, seem to