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When to move from manual to on-line accounting

Many small companies do manual bookkeeping, or use something like excel to keep track of accounts. But when do you know when its time to move to an on-line accounting package? Clearly when you can't manage the day to day running of your business and spend long evenings entering figures into a spreadsheet is a good time! But it may be appropriate to move before you get to this point.  After all if you have never used on-line accounting software how do you know what you are missing out on? What will on-line accounting software do for you? Here are just a few ideas. You will probably be able to save on accountancy fees. By using an on-line accounting package your accountant will be able ...


The Benefits of Cloud Computing

Business spent around $109 billion on cloud computing in 2012 and it is predicted that this will rise to around $207 billion by 2016. (Gartner) So what is driving business to move to the cloud? Put simply, its down to flexibility, efficiency and cost savings.   What is cloud computing? Basically, it uses the internet to allow users to access applications that would previously be stored physically on their PC or on a server somewhere in the building. Now they can be stored anywhere in the World Wide Web (cloud) and accessed through a web browser, on a iPAD, android phone, iphone, tablet or PC in an internet cafÃÆ'©.   This has enabled application developers to offer software as a service (SaaS) usually on ...


Accounting software – how to evaluate for your business

Accounting software can help you to organise and manage your complete accounting process. It should save you time, provide you with management information to make decisions and potentially save you accountancy fees. Finding the right accounting software package however needs careful thought to ensure you get maximum benefit from the software. Other than making sure what you use will be excellent value for money here are some things you may want to consider before making your choice. Firstly, decide what features you want from an accounting system. Clearly sales and purchase ledgers along with online submission of tax returns and VAT are essential, but do you also need stock to be integrated, multicurrency or payroll? Next you need to decide when and ...


Top 10 business tips for new companies

  Starting a new business can be very rewarding, but also gives the potential entrepreneur lots to think about. Here are 10 business tips to help the new business manager get off on the right foot.   1. Write a plan. As the saying goes, failing to plan is planning to fail. Any plan should include a financial plan, sales and marketing plan, and resource plan as a minimum. For a free business plan guide click here.   2. Set your self targets, whether it be sales, profit, number of customers or to achieve a task by a specific date. Write them down and review them regularly. It is widely recognised that those people who document targets and review them, are more successful than those who ...


We are hiring: Marketing Executive

Job Description

Title: Marketing Executive Location: Based at our Head Office on the Leeds/Huddersfield border. Reports to: Chief Executive Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits Job Objective: Responsible for developing and maintaining PR, marketing and communication strategies to meet organisational objectives (in conjunction with external marketing/PR company). Oversee all PR, marketing, lead generation, communication, advertising and promotional activities. Responsibilities: Responsible for the PR, marketing and communications of company products in the growing SaaS , accountancy marketplace. Develop and implement an annual PR, marketing and communications plan as part of a collaborative team (in conjunction with external agency, sales department and senior management team) which will include: o Researching and targeting key new markets and products o Researching, management, writing and production of marketing materials such as brochures, regular e-newsletters, web content, ...


New Login Page!

As you may have noticed (or those who've logged in this morning), we've introduced a new login page. It's safe to say the old one had run it's course. Take a look and let us know what you think...


We are hiring: Sales Executive

  Are you looking for a rewarding sales role? Not afraid to hit the phones? Are you pro-active, confident with proven B2B sales or telesales experience?   Due to Liquid Accounts Software's continued growth, we are looking to increase our sales team with an experienced B2B sales professional who will be instrumental in our future expansion.  Liquid Accounts is one of the major UK players in the supply of on-line accounting software to SME's and forward thinking accounting practices.   This exciting new position involves full sales lifecycle, from initial contact to closing the sale.  The successful candidate will be cold calling accountants, demonstrating Liquid Accounts software and closing the sale.  An element of account management will be required in order to encourage existing customers to frequently ...


A Special Message for Customers

Dear Customers, I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the New CEO of Liquid Accounts Ltd. My name is Colin Meakin and I've just joined Liquid Accounts. I was one of the founders of ICM which was successfully floated in the late 90's before being acquired by Phoenix IT Group plc in 2007. Latterly I've been CEO of a £10M Nationwide IT Services business. I held this position for 5 successful years and I've joined Liquid Accounts with 3 immediate aims:-   1. To improve the Customer Service experience for our valued clients both old and new 2. To improve Liquid Accounts Ltd's products and commercial position in the market place 3. To expand and develop Liquid Accounts as a business ensuring ...


Introducing: Colin Meakin, Liquid’s new CEO

Liquid is delighted by the appointment of Colin Meakin, as new CEO of the company.

Colin is an industry veteran with an excellent track record, having been one of the founders of ICM which was successfully floated in the late 90's before being acquired by Phoenix IT Group plc in 2007. He then left Phoenix and formed a private consortium raising £1.8m to acquire Concorde Excel Holdings which he successfully turned around and used as a vehicle for a 'buy and build' strategy creating the £10m turnover Concorde IT Group. Liquid Chair, Richard Doyle commented: 'We have been looking for the right candidate to take this business forward and take advantage of the exponential growth opportunity for some 9 months ...