Students want practical skills, industry insight, and networking opportunities from work experience placements. Personal and professional development are key. Guidance on career paths is up there and students are keen for feedback to improve their skills. Students hope for a rewarding experience that prepares them for future employment.
Successful businesses build strong connections. They create robust relationships with individuals within the company, clients, stakeholders, and business contacts. When you appreciate the power of nurturing and utilising strong professional connections, your business will thank you.
The 17th National Apprenticeship Week runs between 5 – 11th February, 2024. It’s a week-long celebration when businesses and apprentices shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy. This year’s theme is #SkillsForLife – and when we review our own apprenticeship experience, we can see the newly acquired skills in action and the difference that they are making.
Having celebrated our 100th birthday a few years ago, today marks another anniversary for HB Accountants. 41 years in the wonderful Hertfordshire town of Hoddesdon. HB started out in 1921 in the City. Fast forward to 1982 and with rising rent and rates, it was more economically viable to migrate to the suberbs of Hertfordshire, plus lots of the team lived north of the Thames -Amwell House became home 41 years ago on 21 December 1982.
Understanding whether a business is profitable or not is fundamental to the success of the business. If you are a business owner, you need to know what to do to maximise your profits or whether there are areas that need more attention. This is why regularly creatin and understanding your Profit and Loss (P&L) is so important.Continue reading
Whether you’re just considering a new business idea or already transact as a sole trader, you may wonder if incorporating your business – that is becoming a Limited Company – is right for you. In order to know the answer, you need to research the differences between the two structures, and we highly recommend speaking to your accountant, as there will be tax implications.
I’m delighted to introduce you to Sophie, the latest addition to our HB Accountants team. Sophie has joined Team HB as a Business Administration apprentice. It’s been only two days, but Sophie’s enthusiasm and positive vibes are already making an impact
HB Accountants are proud to introduce you to our newest member of Team HB, meet Cameron. Cameron decided that learning whilst gaining valuable experience and making connections along the way, was the path he wanted to take following on from his A Levels. He spotted our apprenticeship on the Government Website and after a successful interview, he officially joined our team, and his first week was nothing short of amazing (our words not his)
As a business owner, it’s important to manage your cash flow and stay on top of your tax obligations. This can be either overwhelming or time consuming (or both!) so having a reliable accountant on hand to manage your business finances makes sense. But when you engage a fantastic accountant – you will soon discover that they not only keep your finances on track, they offer so much more.