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  • Accounting for Fashion: Financing Your Fashion Business

    Our first article in this series looked at the apps you need to run a successful fashion business. In this second post, we’re delving into funding and the cash flow challenges you’ll face as a fashion business. As a fledgling designer, getting your fashion business off the ground can be a challenge. But there are plenty of…

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    Accounting for Fashion: The Perfect App Stack

    Fashion has to be the coolest of industries. Runways, designers, beautiful people and beautiful clothes, all in the world’s greatest cities. London, Milan, Paris, New York. This year’s Spring Fashion Shows are now in full swing, with Paris last week and New York next week, where we’re lucky enough to be running some workshops.  But…

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    Our Top Tips to Manage Cash Flow

    Cash flow is the key to any successful business. Being able to plan ahead and spot any cash fluctuations in advance will ultimately help you achieve your long-term goals. With over 50% of UK businesses cash flow negative last year, we know getting to grips with cash flow can be a big problem. So, here…

  • We’re Moving!

    Back in 2017, we built Ashton McGill with the aim of truly helping people. Helping them build better, more purposeful businesses. Helping them achieve their big, audacious goals. Two years on, our business has evolved a lot since then, but we’re still driven by that same sense of purpose. We’re so proud of the community we’ve grown,…

  • A Day in the Life with Alasdair McGill

    We love helping people build better businesses. Whether it’s demoing a new product for a client, or running a workshop, every day we’re lucky enough to work with some amazing businesses and be a part of their journey. And nothing makes us happier than seeing them thrive.  Using a unique blend of business experience and…

  • Our Xerocon 2019 Roundup: What does it Mean for your Business?

    Last month, some of the team travelled down to London for the world’s most beautiful and innovative accounting conference. It was a jam-packed few days of inspiration and learning, and a great opportunity to find out about more pieces of tech we can use to help our clients to grow.  Xero also announced a host…

  • How to Get into Financial Forecasting for your Business

    Let’s face it, business forecasting can be clunky and confusing if you don’t know where to start. And even if you do, it can be pretty inaccessible without the right tools and software. But you shouldn’t have to rely on an accountant or a financial whizz to help you plan for your business. We believe…

  • Christmas Gift Ideas from the AM Community

    We’re lucky enough to work with some really amazing businesses, from brewers to designers. So, we’ve curated a handpicked Christmas list featuring a few of our clients to make your gift shopping a breeze. And what better time to support local and small businesses than Christmas? Read on for our top picks!  For the design…

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    How to Stand Out From the Crowd

    In a world where there’s thousands of blog posts about the same thing and paid adverts on every device you set your eyes on – how do you stand out from the crowd and get people to spend time with your brand? At Ashton McGill, we focus on brand affinity, whether that’s with our main…

  • How to Start a Podcast for your Business

    Podcasting is great for your business, but how do you go about it, and where do you start? In this blog post, we’ve outlined everything you need to know about how to start a podcast for your business, from interview questions to editing software.   Defining your concept, your key message and the value of your…