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Official Launch of Online Investment Manager

The future of investing is here Having seen a gaping hole in the market, we have been working to develop an Online Investment service over the past few months. And now it is h…
Having seen a gaping hole in the market, we have been working to develop an Online Investment service over the past few months. And now it is here....

Get Super Profitable in 6 Steps - Step 3

If you are a creative agency, we thought you may be interested in the difference between those agencies that really fly and those that just tick along.   We've worked with hundred…
If you are a creative agency, we thought you may be interested in the difference between those agencies that really fly and those that just tick along. We've worked with hundreds of creative agencies over the years, from start-up to £5m turnover, help…

7 great ways to save time in your business

As accountants for entrepreneurs, we've spotted common areas where it'll make it easier for you to save yourself time. We know when you run your own business, effective time manag…
We've got 7 great ways you can save yourself time in your business, time that you can re-invest elsewhere.

4 entrepreneurs share secrets to success

At September's Wow Network event we heard from 4 entrepreneurs who've been there, seen it & done it. Here they share the lessons they’ve learnt, the challenges they’ve overcom…
At September's Wow Network event we heard from 4 entrepreneurs who've been there, seen it & done it. Here they share the lessons they’ve learnt, the challenges they’ve overcome and offer their top tips for growing businesses.

What's on your Dashboard?

Surprisingly many successful and large companies (such as Pfizer) are run day-to-day on just a few critical pieces of information. In fact it would seem that some organisations ar…
Many successful and large companies are run day-to-day on just a few critical pieces of information. So what’s on your Dashboard?

Getting Paid by Direct Debit

Beyond making it so much easier to get meaningful information at your fingertips, online or cloud accounting can actually help you manage your cashflow better. One of the best …
If you have ever tried to get your bank to set you up with Direct Debits you’ll know that until now this process has been painful at best and realistically impossible for most businesses. That is until now.

Cashflow: Tips to get cash in quicker

In a world where finance is harder to come by, here's some tips to help ensure your business doesn't run out of cash:   Set yourself a cash target This is not only importan…
In a world where finance is harder to come by, cash is the oxygen that enables a business to survive and is a key indicator of the health of your business. While a business can survive for a short time without sales or profits, without cash it will die. H…

How to Choose Your Xero Add-on

One of the major attractions to using Xero is the ecosystem of add-on partners that integrate - from CRM to Receipt Management. Yet with now more than 100 different add-on product…
One of the major attractions to using Xero is the ecosystem of add-on partners that integratet. Yet with now more than 100 different add-on products, all cloud based, how do you choose the product that is right for you? Where do you start?

Death of the Bookkeeper

Death of The Bookkeeper 2013 will mark the demise of Bookkeepers and Bookkeeping as we know it - or knew it. The simple fact is for many small businesses the old way of doing Boo…
2013 will mark the demise of Bookkeepers and Bookkeeping as we know it - or knew it. The simple fact is for many small businesses the old way of doing Bookkeeping just doesn't work.

Xero add-on: Harvest

Harvest is a popular Xero add-on. Wow client Cleartext Ltd has just started using Harvest, integrated with Xero. We were keen to find out how this was working. Here is a 'guest' b…
Harvest is a popular Xero add-on. Cleartext Ltd has just started using Harvest, integrated with Xero. We were keen to find out how this was working. Here is a 'guest' blog from Cleartext's MD David Banes on their experience so far:

How to Create Your Own Forecast

With the new year upon us, many of us will have already made (and perhaps broken!) some New Year’s Resolutions. If one of your resolutions, goals or wishes for 2013 was in any w…
With the new year upon us, many of us will have already made (and perhaps broken!) some New Year’s Resolutions. If one of your resolutions, goals or wishes for 2013 was in any way business related, it is probably worth putting together a forecast or bu…

"Raise your game" - is it really that simple?

After Arcadia announced a rise in profits this week, Sir Philip Green spoke out and suggested that retailers should stop moaning and start raising their game.  He said "We've…
Sir Philip Green told retailers this week they had to "stop the moaning and raise their game". Does he have a point? Or is he out of touch with what is really going on? I think he might well be onto something.....

Making Outstanding Customer Service Just Happen

We talk a lot internally at Wow about Customer Service. It’s fair to say it’s probably our number one focus: we are acutely aware that our success is governed by the …
Is it possible to make Outstanding Customer Service 'just happen' all the time? If it is, then how on earth can you do it?

Does happiness equal profit?

For serial entrepreneur, Dominic Monkhouse, no matter what the size of your business, the secret to its success lies in the happiness of your workforce - and Dom is no stranger to…
For serial entrepreneur, Dominic Monkhouse, no matter what the size of your business, the secret to its success lies in the happiness of your workforce - and Dom is no stranger to business success. As one of the founders of Rackspace, the market-leading h…

Video: Entrepreneurs' Tales

  Part 3 - Your biggest business mistake and what you learnt from it   Part 4 - Top tips for time management   Part 5 - What should small businesses b…
This is your chance to hear from four entrepreneurs with an interesting story to tell. If you're looking to grow your business and want to get the inside track from entrepreneurs who've been there, seen it and done it, check out our video interviews with …

Liz Jackson inspires at Wow event

Last night, inspirational entrepreneur, Liz Jackson MBE was the keynote speaker at Wow's special summer event. A big thank you to Wow Network member, Amy Henson from Creative Leop…
Last night, inspirational entrepreneur, Liz Jackson MBE was the keynote speaker at Wow's special summer event. A big thank you to Wow Network member, Amy Henson from Creative Leopard, who very kindly wrote this excellent summary of the event, including so…

Top Tips for a Profitable Summer

Summer is nearly here and we're all hoping that the weather will be good! As a small business owner, summer can occasionally be a distracting time, and it is all too easy to t…
Summer is nearly here and we're all hoping that the weather will be good! As a small business owner, summer can occasionally be a distracting time, and it is all too easy to take your eye off the ball. So, we asked Wow Accountant, Hannah Bullmore for her …

Grow your business in tough times

You only need to turn on the TV to get the latest instalment of doom and gloom.....or spend 5 minutes in the company of Robert Peston! However, the reality is that many small busi…
You only need to turn on the TV to get the latest instalment of doom and gloom..... or spend 5 minutes in the company of Robert Peston! However, the reality is that many small businesses are actually doing rather well - we know because we're doing their a…

Is your business prepared for the unexpected?

Small businesses can suffer with devastating effect from unexpected events such as snow, fire, flood, illness to key staff or an IT system failure (or even panic buying of fu…
Small businesses can suffer with devastating effect from unexpected events such as snow, fire, flood, illness to key staff or an IT system failure (or even panic buying of fuel leading to supplies running out). A lack of planning for the above events coul…

Video: Marketing Masterclass for Small Businesses

As Accountants, we see the impact on the bottom line of getting your marketing right. That is why we held a ‘Marketing Masterclass for Small Businesses’ on Monday 19th…
As Accountants, we see the impact on the bottom line of getting your marketing right. That is why we held a ‘Marketing Masterclass for Small Businesses’ on Monday 19th March, attended by over 150 business owners. This video is the keynote presentation fro…