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Is Summer the Best Time to Start Outsourced Bookkeeping?

For small businesses, especially ones working from home who have been set up out of necessity over the last year, summer is the season for business bookkeeping. Whilst you may not initially think of it as such, it is the one season that allows you to get ahead and fully diagnose the health of your […]

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Small Business Accounting Software Essentials

Accounting when you run a small business within your first few years is a tough and complicated process – one that a regular business owner can struggle to keep up with by themselves. There are many accounting software systems for small business, but the question is, will they benefit you and your business! Looking into […]

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Pebbles Wins Award for the Second Year Running!

When it comes to bookkeeping services in Manchester, the goal is to always provide consistency when it comes to businesses. Little did the team at Pebbles expect that consistency would provide the company with an award win two years running. The Hardest Year Business practice during 2020/21 has been affected within every single industry throughout Manchester, […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Bookkeeper and an Accountant?

Sorry if you clicked on here hoping to hear a great punchline to tell around the office, but this is not a joke. Many business owners fail to understand the difference, and that is no laughing matter when it comes to your business. So, whats the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant? When it […]

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How To Meet Business Goals

As a small business owner, planning out your business goals and keeping motivated to meeting business goals is a long road that sees its fair share of flexibility, no matter if your plans are year on year or a five-year plan. Sometimes it relies on baby steps and other times it takes a giant leap […]

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Top Benefits from Outsourced Bookkeeping

In today’s fast-paced business world, business owners are facing greater expectations with their financial transparency and compliance with the government. The benefits of outsourcing bookkeeping can help you to achieve this transparency with no worry. It’s a lot of added pressure on top of the day to day juggling of the business, along with finances, […]

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Record Keeping for the Self-Employed

If you provide a service or sell a product and are not registered as a limited company, you are a sole trader, which means you run your business as a self-employed and have to keep certain accounts records to report your income, expenses and profit to HMRC annually on your tax return. Business record keeping […]

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Can I Do my Own Small Business Payroll?

As a new small business owner, you’ll spend a lot of time trying to find solutions to business practice without the aid of professional services until you feel you can’t do it alone. That’s why Pebbles specialise in providing payroll services for small business. One of the key areas business owners feel compelled to take […]

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Can I do My Own Business Bookkeeping?

The answer to this most common of questions by small business owners is yes, however some may find it too many a hat on top of the sales, management and customer service hats currently sitting on top of their head. The addition of bookkeeper and accountant hats is certainly many to juggle. That said, it […]

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How Do I Use Quickbooks? – A Quick Guide

If you are a small business owner you have no doubt been advised on certain products to use to help you with your accounting, payroll and other bookkeeping services you are not experienced in, especially when it comes to how to use Quickbooks. One of the most common products brought up is Quickbooks – an […]

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Don't just take our word for it...

Sam Phillips, Sam Phillips Builders

“Sean and the team at Pebbles provide bookkeeping services and do everything from processing invoices to payroll and then final accounts to trial balance.  They have put processes and systems in place that have helped the company track our projects and see if they are profitable and to help us generate better profitability and cash flow.  I highly recommend Pebbles Bookkeeping and often pass their details onto my contacts.”

James Balderstone, Lucid Networks

Pebbles Bookkeeping took over our bookkeeping when a full-time member of staff left the business.  Our accounts are relatively complex for a business our size because of the number of different suppliers and products we deal with, but Pebbles were able to get quickly up to speed.  We have significantly reduced our costs spent on bookkeeping activity as a result. They have also helped us move to a new accounting system (Xero), which we are already seeing the benefit of, and we’re looking forward to working with Pebbles in the future to automate more of our back-office processes.

Mark Gray, Taylor Made Finance Ltd

“Pebbles Bookkeeping have been doing our bookkeeping for the past 2 years. Our Accountant recommended them to us and they are very professional, approachable and knowledgeble in the work they do. We send them our paperwork electronically and manually and they process it all efficiently in a timely manner.

I would not hesitate to recommend Sean and the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping – they do a fantastic job.”
Steve Tanswell, Manchester Facades

I changed book-keepers around a year ago because of a disagreement.  I employed Diane of Pebbles and having been with the same firm for 10 years, I was amazed by how easy working with Diane was.  Not only did the change save me money but also saved me time.  Utilising new technologies (to me) have massively improved the amount of money I can claim back in VAT and has made the whole process speedier and well as easier.  Even when Diane is chasing me for information she does in a friendly professional manner.  I’m thrilled to be working with her and would recommend her to anyone.

Anne-Marie Armstrong, Amberry Marketing

I just wanted to thank you both for the help you’ve given me thus far in setting up my new cloud-based bookkeeping system ‘Clearbooks’.

Having used Microsoft Excel for more years than I care to admit, I had more than a few reservations when considering changing the way I managed my books, yet understood that I had to make the change sooner or later.

After an intense training session with Sean, (where I probably asked 101 questions), my fears quickly dissipated and I can honestly say that although it’s likely to take me a little while to really get to grips with the new interface, I’ve no doubt that this simple system will save me so much time and hassle in future.

And less time spent doing my books, almost certainly means more time with the family and an end to rushing around like a mad woman at quarter-end!

Thanks again and I’m looking forward to working with you again soon.