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  • creativity in business

    How a Creative Mindset can Help you Grow your Business

    The ability to imagine is a superpower we all possess. It’s about thinking differently and forming new ideas to discover what doesn’t yet exist. As a business owner, you’ve already done this. You’ve come up with a business idea (essentially a solution to a customer’s problem) and you’ve built that into an existing product or…

  • invoicing

    How to Get Paid Faster: Our Guide to Awesome Invoicing

    When it comes to managing a business, invoicing is a vital part to get right. Having a smooth and streamlined invoicing process will ensure a great customer experience and improve your cashflow, so integrating it into your workflow is a must.   Although it may seem like a tedious task, an invoice isn’t just a…

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    The Benefits of using Receipt Bank

    In today’s digital age, things are moving quicker than ever before. Modern bookkeeping shouldn’t be stacks of physical documents and backed up paper receipts. It’s actually a lot simpler than you’d think. Good bookkeeping starts with a mobile phone. With the right apps and software, you can streamline your accounts and spend more time doing…

  • The AM Formula for Success

    At Ashton McGill, we always strive to put the customer first. We’ve helped businesses with accounting and finance for over a year now, and since then, it’s grown arms and legs. We’re now lucky enough to work with a growing number of clients and a variety of different businesses. So, to better meet the needs of…

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    Goal Setting for 2019

    Reflecting back to look forward   Over Christmas, we’ve taken the time to reflect on the past few months. This time last year, we were in a little office at The Circle! Fast forward twelve months, and we’re now nicely settled into our workspace at The Flour Mill. In the last year, we’ve had three…

  • online banks

    Online Banks vs Traditional Banks

    When it comes to banking, should you go digital or stay analogue?   Today, our phones function as our TVs, our entertainment centres and our calendars, offering us multiple technologies all on one device. Unlock your phone and you’re also looking at today’s bank. With more and more banks offering their customers digital banking solutions…

  • Xerocon

    Xerocon 2018: What does it mean for your business?

    Last week we went to Xerocon London 2018, a world class online accounting conference. It was a jam-packed two days of world-famous speakers, Xero-integrated apps and partners, and some cocktails thrown in for good measure! In this post, we’ve summed up the main takeaways from Xerocon and everything you need to know about the future of…

  • Ideate: A Review of our Very First World Café

    Last week, we hosted our very first World Café breakfast club concept, Ideate. It was a morning of coffee, creative chit-chat and delicious food from the team at KitschnBake. Since moving into our new office, we wanted to create a flexible and welcoming space for clients and visitors. Somewhere where we can host events, workshops…

  • Business Forecasting

    The Future of Business Forecasting

    Do you see business forecasting as fundamental to your overall business strategy, or do you think it’s a waste of time? Is it something you just don’t have the time for? Or maybe you don’t know where to start?   We want to create an informative and collaborative conversation around forecasting. And this post aims…

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    The Art of Storytelling for Business

    For thousands of years, humans have used the art of storytelling to communicate and forge meaningful connections. Ancient man drew on cave walls, the Ancient Greeks passed down myths about the origins of the world, and today, we’re telling stories in radically new ways through the digital landscape.   Nowadays, we still use the art…