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What Holds Your Small Business Back?

There comes a point in every small business where they feel they are hitting a brick wall and feel like everything is working against them from growing. Small business owner problems can come in many forms – from rent or rate raising, supplier delays, lesser bank support where needed and a myriad of other forces […]

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Why Would I Outsource My Payroll?

Business owners feel a sense of ease in bringing in outsourced people for various parts of their operations, but when it comes to ensuring their employees are paid on time and everyone is accounted for they tend to want to keep that in house. Of course, this does not always mean that everything goes swimmingly […]

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Do I Keep Records If I am Self-Employed?

If you make income working alone through the selling of a product or a service and you are not registered as a limited company, you are classed as a sole trader. A sole trader does indeed run their own business and is classed as self-employed. Being self-employed does require certain accounting records needing to be […]

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The Pebbles Family Wins Once Again

2021 has been a year of restructuring and change for many businesses, including those in the financial sector, reeling from the double blow of both Brexit, the economy and the global pandemic – each providing a do or die mentality when it came to keeping not just their businesses alive, but also that of their […]

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Tasks Towards Small Business Bookkeeping

When you are a small business owner, small business bookkeeping tasks require completion if you choose to do it alone and handle it yourself. Sometimes they are done daily, sometimes weekly and other times on a quarterly or annual basis, and they can all get your head in a tizzy when they all need sorting […]

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Avoiding the Bookkeeping Mishaps

How hard is it to keep control of your books? You probably think it is as easy as 1-2-3, but it is not as easy as you may initially believe – and many small companies make these kinds of bookkeeping mistakes many times in their process. What are some of the biggest mishaps that you […]

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Don’t Run from Small Business Bookkeeping Solutions

If you run a small business, ten to one when you reach the area of bookkeeping you look at it like it is a Rubik’s Cube of stress, confusion and trouble. Don’t Run from small business bookkeeping solutions! Many owners run away from it, avoiding it because they don’t want to get caught up in […]

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

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.

Sarah Rekia, Site Welfare

“In bringing Pebbles onboard, it has made me wonder why we decided to try and do our own bookkeeping at all. Pebbles came in and sorted 18 months worth of mess we had unwittingly created, and we cannot be more grateful. I wish I had been told about them years ago and I hope every business out there struggling would give them a call to fully see the benefits they are missing out on.”

Wayne Dinning, Managing Director, SD Waste Paper Limited

Diane has been providing her services to my company for approximately 6 months now and I can honestly say that due to her assistance, my company is running a lot more smoothly than it has at any time over the previous 30 years that it has existed.

I would just like to say that I would recommend her services to any business, whatever the size, as I can only see that her services would be beneficial to any company that may choose to employ her services.

Robert Flinn, Director, The Drawing Room

“Pebbles have provided professional and personal approach to all our accounts needs from processing invoices to management accounts. Based in-house they have become a valuable asset to the business and have given us a more strategic and analytical approach to our finances.”

 

Steve Price, BWP Inspire

“We have now been working alongside you with various clients. In some cases, we have introduced you to our clients and in other cases you have worked as part of our team. Every time we have brought you in you have done a great job. We now see you as an extended part of our team. You have proved to be professional, flexible and above all competent in getting the work done. We would not have any hesitation in recommending you again, and we look forward to working with you more in the future.”