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  • Our Story

    When we started Ashton McGill, we set out to transform the way things are done. We love small businesses, and it’s our mission to help them thrive. It’s what we were born to do.  Starting life as a design agency, we’ve helped businesses harness the power of design to transform what they do and improve…

  • Preparing for the New Normal

    As businesses prepare to reopen their doors and adjust to new ways of working, the current shift towards a new normal offers the opportunity for growth and innovation across our whole organisations. At AM, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how we can improve our own services and provide even more value to…

  • Small Businesses to Support during Covid-19

    Right now, your favourite small businesses need you more than ever. It’s safe to say that most businesses have been impacted by the current situation in one way or another, some worse than others. So let’s not forget about our small business community.  Whatever the next few weeks or months hold, there are simple ways…

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    What We’ve Learnt so far: How to Innovate in Times of Crisis

    Some of the most successful businesses were born in the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis: Uber, Airbnb, Slack, Pinterest, WhatsApp. Instead of burying their heads in the sand, or giving up when the going got tough, these brands radically reimagined and rebuilt their industries in the face of crisis, harnessing the latest technologies to…

  • Tips for Managing Teams Remotely

    As more and more businesses shift towards remote working, there’s never been a better time to invest in your tools and your teams. Above all, it’s important to inspire trust and clarity, whilst ensuring that people still feel like part of your team. So, here are our top tips for managing teams remotely, and some…

  • How to Future-proof your Business

    There’s no denying that we’re living in uncertain times. With Britain now outside the EU, and Covid-19 threatening business operations, travel and supply chains, the future is looking a little shaky. As the situation unfolds, it’s super important to plan for the future of your business and to minimise the impact of any unexpected scenarios.…

  • 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,…