How Start-Ups and SMEs can benefit from the Cloud

Bigger used to mean better. In the past, the kind of technology and processing power now offered by cloud computing was only available to large corporations. This put start-ups and SMEs at a disadvantage. Smaller companies rarely had the capital to invest in the necessary hardware, software, security, maintenance, and space within which to house it all. That’s all changed with the rise of cloud computing, which has been a game-changer for businesses, especially for start-ups and SMEs.

The IT Manager who will definitely be replaced by a Robot

Files upI asked a client's IT manager what he thought about moving to a cloud based accounting system for one of the companies in the group, and had the following reply:

"With regards to your second question, which brings into scope any cloud-based software utilised by us, let me first enumerate the risks of using cloud-based software against in-house software.

Is Your Head in the Cloud? It Should Be!

Let’s be honest; you probably didn’t go into business because of your passion for accounting, (unless you are wood and disney, of course!)

Financial administration and management is one aspect of business that we all want to be as straightforward and simple as possible.

Colchester Accountants

You may have read that we are cloud accounting specialists and experts in QuickBooks Online, Xero, SageOne and Kashflow so in theory we can act for any clients anywhere. Despite only being a small firm of accountants based on a rural business park on the outskirts of Colchester we have clients in Wales, Scotland, northern England and on the south coast. These relationships have mainly been because those clients started locally but when they moved away still retained us to act for them.

QuickBooks Connect London 2017

 On 6th and 7th March I will be attending The QuickBooks Connect Conference in London where I am on stage both days for one of the panel discussions. There is a fantastic lineup of speakers including some famous names such as James Caan, Mary Portas and Lord Sugar. The first day is for accountants only but the second day is for business owners and you should consider coming along.