15 things you didn’t know an accountant could do

When asked “What does an accountant do?” many people answer with accounts, tax or compliance work. While that’s true, what many don’t know, is that the good ones do so much more. The best accountants will become a part of your team, something we at Glow Accounts naturally do, being interested, and professionally invested in your business success is really important to us.  We will …

15 things you didn’t know an accountant could do Read More »

12 simple tips for quickly welcoming a new employee to your team and making them feel valued

It’s no surprise that people love to work where they feel welcome; it is a surprise, however, that one-third of new hires tend to quit within the first six months! This statistic goes to show the importance and power of a successful onboarding process. To help you streamline your process in your business, this article outlines why onboarding is so important and how to welcome …

12 simple tips for quickly welcoming a new employee to your team and making them feel valued Read More »

9 easy steps to actually get results from your business development efforts

Business development isn’t just about winning new clients, it’s about nurturing existing client relationships so that they stay with you for the long term. Numerous studies have shown that one of the biggest challenges for businesses is attracting and developing NEW business, so how can you do this better? How can you actually start getting results from your business development efforts? Here are 9 strategies …

9 easy steps to actually get results from your business development efforts Read More »

The surprising reason why your employees won’t take initiative

“Why won’t my staff take initiative?” Have you ever wondered this before? Perhaps you’ve been wondering this for a while now and you just can’t quite put your finger on where your early-days employees (who had the initiative and drive) have gone. Whether it’s a new issue or a longstanding one, don’t fret. Before you as a business owner, pull your hair out because you …

The surprising reason why your employees won’t take initiative Read More »

The best 12 questions to ask an employee during their performance review

Performance reviews can be powerful tools when used correctly as they create a strong line of communication between manager and employee that constantly stays open. You can use the performance review process to tweak performance issues and to reinforce positive work which increases productivity and improves overall workplace morale. To make the most of the performance reviews in your firm, here are 12 performance review …

The best 12 questions to ask an employee during their performance review Read More »

Team-building activities: are they worth it and how to maximise them

Team-building activities are a seemingly controversial topic within the workplace. Often, if they’re not met with distaste, they’re viewed as an opportunity to skive off work – neither being the intended response. But if this is the general response from team members, are team building activities effective? Or are they just a waste of time? In this article, we will debunk why so many team …

Team-building activities: are they worth it and how to maximise them Read More »

The ultimate guide to delegation

Effective delegation is fundamental to the success of any business. And yet, it continues to prompt discussions about what, why and how to delegate work. The issue is, many businesses see the need to delegate as a problem rather than an opportunity for growth. As a result, they make it about dereliction (reducing their workload, turning down opportunities etc) rather than thinking about how to …

The ultimate guide to delegation Read More »

Spring Statement

Spring Statement Announced

In March 2022 Rishi Sunak and the Government announced their latest changes to the Budget. Glow Accounts has created a handy overview for you to see a snapshot of the things you need to know.