• Posted June 29, 2020

What Value Can A Chartered Accountants Bring To My Small Business?

As chartered accountants and business advisors we have the knowledge and skills needed to help businesses at every stage of their growth cycle. Help Developing a Business Plan Involving your chartered accountant in developing a business plan for your company can be a smart move. We can provide useful insight into key business indicators and […]


  • Posted June 15, 2020

FREE On-line Event: Refresh Your Business

FREE Event: Refresh Your Business – Post Lockdown Covid-19 will have affected your business no matter what size or sector you are in.  Here at Whitesides we’ve got more than 30 years of experience, which we can draw on to help you ‘Refresh Your Business’. We’re arranging some FREE online events where we will help […]


  • Posted June 11, 2020

Financial Planning For Your Post Lockdown Business

With the first non-essential retail premises beginning to reopen and the initial panic has passed, it’s time for businesses to look at their situation and begin to plan for the future and what the “new normal” might look like for them. One of the main drivers of business success is financial planning and preparing for […]


  • Posted April 1, 2020

Time Management tips for small business owners

As a business owner everything is your responsibility from ordering stationery and sending out the post to hiring staff and marketing the business. As well as all these day to day tasks you need to take time to plan the business strategy and longer-term business objectives. If you are struggling to find time here are […]


  • Posted March 11, 2020

What is the Difference Between Bookkeeping and Accounting? Can a Bookkeeper Prepare Accounts?

Quite regularly we’re asked what is the difference between bookkeeping and accounting? In this blog post, Sarah Greenwood, Whitesides Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor explains the key differences. Accounting and bookkeeping are terms that are often used interchangeably, but what really is the difference?   Bookkeeping is the process of collating and recording all the […]


  • Posted March 4, 2020

Bookkeeping Software – What is the best for your business?

There are so many online bookkeeping software packages available at the moment it can be difficult to decide which one is best for your business. I have outlined below the 4 main software’s available and the businesses we feel they are most suited to. Xero Xero was developed in New Zealand before being launched in […]


  • Posted February 24, 2020

Small Business Grants – What is available for my business?

There are hundreds of small business grants and start-up grants available, whether you are eligible for grants will depend on several factors: Your industry Your location The size of your business The age of your business Whether you supply businesses or consumers Whether you have benefited from other grants   Granting organisations include universities, local […]


  • Posted February 19, 2020

Accounting apps for the construction industry – Whitesides top five

Accounting Apps aren’t just for accountants, they can simplify your life, take the stress out of paperwork and make everything just run more smoothly.  In this blog Leo (our bookkeeping manager) considers his top 5 accounting apps for the Construction Industry. Tradify Top of the list comes Tradify.  Tradify provides a complete job management solution […]


  • Posted February 14, 2020

The benefits of being VAT registered

 Joanne Whiteside, explores the benefits of being VAT registered The VAT registration threshold is currently 85,000 pounds, so if your turn over goes over that in the previous 12 months, looking at the 12 months up to the end of the previous month, not what your accounts might say for the previous year, you […]