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Bookkeeping or Accounting: Which is Best?

Bookkeeper or accountant? As a small business owner, you may be confused over what services an accountant and outsourced bookkeeping services offer for your business financial security. In truth, some services crossover between the two roles, but many aspects of their jobs play together for a better financial forecast for your business. Having both professional […]

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Help in Getting Your Business Finances on Track for 2022

This is the beginning of the year and that point where you start to get your business finance in order – or start stressing over getting them in order. That dreaded part of the year where you start pulling out the books to play catch up on the past year, which takes up its fair […]

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Christmas is a Costly Tradition

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through accounts – not many businesses consider the costs that amount. Whilst we may not want to think about our company bookkeeping and instead concentrate on being festive with our staff, friends and family over the next few weeks, your finances for your business are not taking a […]

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Are You Paying for What You Need?

Only pay for what you need! As a business owner, how often do you dedicate your time to reviewing the costs associated with your business running? If the answer is hardly at all, how do you even know if everything you are paying for is of use or provides a use? When it comes to […]

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How to Know Who to Choose for your Bookkeeping

As your business grows, so too does your dependence on someone to handle your accounts records. Realising that keeping on track with your bookkeeping is a struggle is a point where you need to outsource this particular branch of your business operations. You could call on someone you know, but the realistic and protected option […]

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Are You Claiming on All of Your Expenses?

Working as a sole trader sure gives you a lot to think about and focus on. It can get confusing very easily when it comes to the financial side of your business and sometimes you need a little navigation through it all. Many sole traders miss out on the most common allowable expenses that they […]

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How to Find a Local Bookkeeper

Do I require a bookkeeper? – it is a question that everyone who runs a small to medium business is going to ask when someone asks if someone does their books. Looking at essential parts of a business, when you find a local bookkeeper or accountant, they are a crucial part of the overall package. Not […]

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

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.”

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.

TecCre8 Ltd

“We began to relinquish our bookkeeping tasks to Pebbles Bookkeeping in September 2020, following our meeting with Diane Huxley to discuss our requirements. We signed up with Diane immediately. We have all built a quick rapport with Diane and it’s good to know that we have her support and expertise at the other end of the phone.

Pebbles Bookkeeping is a perfect fit for our company and liaises seamlessly with our accountant. It is our pleasure to work alongside them.”

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.

Nick Aldrich, Only The Brave

Only The Brave have used Pebbles Bookkeeping for a few years now and we treat them instinctively like an integral department of our business.

I have worked with Sean for over two decades in my previous businesses and when Sean and Diane went on their own it was a no brainer to get them involved with our day to day accounting.

Pebbles manage our bookkeeping, expenses, credit control and PAYE and have a keen eye for detail and help us spot important financial matters before they become issues.

Their integrity and honesty are unquestionable and as a result, Pebbles are an asset to our business and will continue to work with us for many years to come.