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Develop Your Business

How to Develop Your Business

7th March 2019

Inside Business with Scott Pheby is a series of podcasts aimed at small business owners and entrepreneurs, offering insight and ways to improve and develop your business. In this episode, Scott talks to Danny and Alex from Shift Momentum. So engrossed in the day-to-day running of your business that you’re neglecting your growth aspirations? Alex…

R&D Tax Credits

The Significant Benefit of R&D Tax Credits

7th March 2019

Inside Business with Scott Pheby is a series of podcasts aimed at small business owners and entrepreneurs, offering insight and ways to improve and develop your business. In this episode, Scott talks to Antony Beak from Jumpstart. Research and development isn’t all about lab coats, laboratories and Petri dishes; R&D can encompass a whole range…

Cashflow Forecasting

Cashflow Forecasting and Why You Shouldn’t Bury Your Head in the Sand

6th March 2019

In 1972, two psychologists, James Averill and Miriam Rosenn, invited undergraduates from UC Berkeley to participate in an experiment. They asked them to take part in a study that involved the students receiving electric shocks in exchange for $2 an hour (equivalent to $11 an hour today). They convinced 80 students to agree. What Happened?…

Pricing Strategy

Pricing Strategy: The Surprisingly Popular Vote

27th February 2019

We’ve spoken about pricing strategy before in these articles. For a lot of business owners, it can be a real stumbling block and there are a lot of ways to tackle it. Today, we will talk about just one way. Let me set the scene with a story… Most of us are familiar with the…

KPMG small business accounting

Why KPMG’s Small Business Accounting Unit Was Doomed to Fail

21st February 2019

KPMG has announced this month that its Small Business Accounting (SBA) unit, launched in 2014, will be closing. What’s happened? A KPMG spokesperson has said that the company is “proposing to withdraw the provision of our Small Business Accounting (SBA) service in the UK, which offers cloud-based bookkeeping to small and micro-businesses”. KPMG said it…

Independent Financial Advice

Getting Independent Financial Advice for Your Business

6th February 2019

Inside Business with Scott Pheby is a series of podcasts aimed at small business owners and entrepreneurs, offering insight and ways to improve and develop your business. In this episode, Scott talks to Victor Sacks, Independent Financial Advisor from VS Associates. Getting the right kind of independent financial advice is vitally important for your business.…

The Song Writing Charity

Phebys Donates £3,140 to the Song Writing Charity!

25th January 2019

With the help of its clients, Phebys has recently been able to donate a further £1,540 to this year’s charity partner, The Song Writing Charity. This brings our total donation to an amazing £3,140 over the past six months! We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to all those who have helped us in…

HMRC loses brownie case

HMRC Loses £300k VAT Case Regarding Chocolate Brownie

25th January 2019

HMRC has lost a case regarding the VAT status of a “raw chocolate brownie”. The raw brownie contains no egg, dairy or gluten, but a First Tier Tribunal (FTT) has nonetheless ruled it to be a cake and not a chocolate bar. This means that the brownie should be zero-rated, entitling the manufacturer, Pulsin’ Ltd,…

Managing Staff

Inside Business with Scott Pheby: EPISODE 16

4th January 2019

Managing Staff with Adrian Berwick Inside Business with Scott Pheby is a series of podcasts aimed at small business owners and entrepreneurs, offering insight and ways to improve and develop your business. In this episode, Scott talks to Adrian Berwick from AB Commercial HR Solutions. All businesses, regardless of size, can get into difficulty with…

Apprenticeship Management

Inside Business with Scott Pheby: EPISODE 15

2nd January 2019

The Apprentice and Nurturing Young Talent with Kerry Linley Inside Business with Scott Pheby is a series of podcasts aimed at small business owners and entrepreneurs, offering insight and ways to improve and develop your business. In this episode, Scott talks to Kerry Linley of Rubitek Solutions. Apprenticeships have been around for a long time.…

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