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  • 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…

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    Our 6 Steps to Succeed as a Small Business

    How do you imagine your business might look five or ten years from now? Will you be among the top players, paving the way for the next generation of consumers? In this post, we’ve outlined the keys to a successful business and how to ensure you stand out from the rest.  1. Have a flexible…

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    The Best Apps you Need for your Business

    Technology is your greatest tool for enabling your businesses to grow. But tech doesn’t grow businesses­– people do. It’s all about how you use it. As a business owner, you have the ability to streamline better experiences and services for your customers, and better, quicker ways of doing things. Today, technology is relentlessly changing the…

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    Our Tips for Selling Online

    If you’re selling online, there are a few things you can do to ensure your ecommerce business runs as smoothly as possible. Whilst it’s important to have a beautiful, functional website and great products, it’s essential not to forget about the numbers! We’re now lucky enough to work with a number of ecommerce businesses, and…

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    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…

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    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…