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

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.

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.”
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.

Lisa Heggie, The Gunnery

A massive thank you to Diane at Pebbles Bookkeeping & HR. You took the huge stress away from where do I start, with employee policies etc. You have created us a great, informative employee handbook, covering all necessary policies and risk assessments in a matter of no time and from the other side of the world too. I will definitely be in touch for any future help our company needs.