Author Dennis Howlett

Stuart Jones – a professional hero

Anyone who reads my blog knows I have a soft spot for Stuart Jones. His practice is in Cumbria, an area beset with economic problems but Stuart fights his clients' corner and regularly takes local bureaucract to task. Yesterday, he demonstrated how he adds value to clients. In one case: value to client: £5,932. Fees:…

Recognising an advisor

Jason Holden has been saying plenty about how to select an accountant who will be an advisor but there's one thing he misses in my opinion. Language. Let's say you're a builder. When talking to your advisor, would you expect him/her to know what a reduced level dig is about and the cost implications on…

Why SaaS delivers breakthrough value to professional accountants

Others who post here espouse the value of having real-time access to information and the potential for collaboration. Stefan talks about the value of having the accounting app at the centre of a suite of applications all designed to provide VSBs with an easy way of get going in business. Winweb distinguishes itself by offering…

Want to do good?

Late last week, Shel Israel, co-author with Robert Scoble of Naked Conversations contacted me about a forthcoming European tour he and venture capitalist Rick Segal are planning for August. I explained that most of mainland Europe and lumps of the UK will be away on holiday so it might be tough to fill the time.…

5 deadly mistakes when starting a business

CNN Money's article 5 deadly mistakes when starting a business puts reasons for failure as follows: Too little cashThinking smallSkimping on techUnderestimating the importance of salesLosing focusHow many professional accountants can truthfully say they are qualified to address all the issues CNN identifies?... If you can't provide answers to all these questions do you know people who can?Above everything though, understand that if you struggle with enunciating answers, imagine how tough it is for a startup entrepreneur to successfully negotiate business roadblocks?

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