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  • how to innovate in times of crisis

    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…

  • 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…

  • retail accounting

    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…

  • how to manage cash flow

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Never Settle

    5 Lessons We’ve Learnt from The Never Settle Podcast

    It’s been just under a year since we launched the first episode of The Never Settle Podcast. Since then, we’ve been lucky enough to hear from some inspiring and ambitious individuals who are innovating in their field. From creative directors to council leaders, our host Ali has picked the brains of game changers and innovators…

  • ideate

    Introducing Ideate

    We’re delighted to present our latest creative platform, Ideate. Aiming to launch at the end of this year, Ideate is a breakfast club which brings friends together for food and thought.     Taking the conversation café format, we aim to host quarterly events with inspirational and motivational speakers from the creative field in and…