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The latest issues concerning practices and sole practitioners.

SME finance: building a brighter future

There is lots of activity and potential funding opportunities available across the current market. The Adviser Funding Portal and Swoop team can help match your client with the best funding solution for their business, as well as add value via the in-depth industry knowledge and expertise of dedicated Funding Managers.

Identifying funding opportunities for your clients

As a chartered accountant, you are uniquely placed to help your clients identify and secure any funding they might need, on competitive terms. But sometimes it can be difficult to know how best to identify funding opportunities for your clients. Having worked closely with both advisers and their clients, Swoop has found that keeping certain points in mind can help to facilitate the process.

Is it time to give your succession knowledge a boost?

Many founders and business owners ponder how to keep the values, ethos and culture of the business they have built alive for future generations. For them and for those who advise them, the Employee Ownership Association have some free-to-attend sessions that could help you to boost the succession plans of businesses you advise.

Revisions to auditing standards

As we approach a period of change for auditing standards, ICAEW’s Technical Advisory Service highlights a number of key revisions to International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) effective for periods commencing on or after 15 December 2019 and beyond.

Smart marketing for accountants

As of July 2020, we have hit a tipping point where over half of the world’s population is now on Social Media, 51%. Therefore, if you are not building social media into your marketing plans, both at a company level, but more importantly at a personal level, then you are missing out. Alex Low, change consultant at DLA ignite, explains more.

VAT how to disclose an error

If you find an error in a VAT return which has already been submitted, that error may result in a penalty unless it can be shown that it was not the result of careless or deliberate behaviour

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