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Self-Employed Expenses: What Makes the Tax Return?

Are you in your first year of business or fretting over doing your tax returns towards the end of the tax year? One of the biggest worries comes with what expenses you can claim. The main ones are those materials you have purchased to make products from your business, but here is a short guide […]


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Small Business Bookkeeping: Where to Start

As a small business grows, those first few years come with a lot of work to get on top of your business finances. No one starting a small business can escape the need to carry out some form of bookkeeping to operate in the green. Bookkeeping is keeping on top of day-to-day money-related tasks running […]


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Would an Accountant Outsource Bookkeeping?

Like all professionals in their fields, accountants are busy and want their time dedicated to their core tasks. Whilst they are numbers people, sometimes certain workloads require outsourced specialists. One of those areas is quite commonly hiring outsourced bookkeeping services to work on their client’s bookkeeping needs – as well as their own. When you […]


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Cloud Accounting: True Business Potential for SMEs

As we are waist-deep into the digital age when it comes to business operations, SMEs constantly play catch up with new and emerging technologies that help their businesses move smarter, faster and clearer. Cloud computing has become one of the most prominent transformative tools for SMEs, restructuring ways management and financial data are used and […]


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Times Are Tough! How Can I Manage Business Cash More Effectively?

We are at a critical time in the UK where we have to swim through some pretty thick waters. Prices are ever-increasing, interest rates are rising, and the word recession is flashing over our heads every day. For small to medium-sized businesses, the need to understand and manage cash flow is at vital levels. Not […]


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DIY Bookkeeping Costs More Than You Realise

As a small business owner, you will know that the bookkeeping process is vital to the health of your business. It is a highly important part of running a successful business, especially when it comes down to evaluating and organising your financial information. It also provides insight that helps for decision-making around the business whilst […]


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The Pillars of Bookkeeping Supporting Your Business

When you work with business bookkeeping services, you are entrusting the lifeline of your business – your financial side – to another individual. That includes accounts, financial data and tax-related matters of your company. Whether you are starting a new venture or have an established enterprise, a professional bookkeeper has skills that act as the […]


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Outsourcing Payroll is an Investment in Peace of Mind

Outsourcing Payroll and having an external party handle your business’s payroll is a huge step for a small to medium business. On one hand, it is trusting the lifeblood of your business to someone who is not directly under contract with your business. On the other, it takes a lot of that pressure off you […]


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Answering the Main Bookkeeping Questions

Whenever we talk with small to medium-sized business owners, there is a common theme of bookkeeping questions – about what we do and how we deliver for clients. There are common misconceptions about bookkeepers – and even what bookkeeping comprises. Many business owners try to do it themselves and struggle to understand what goes where. […]


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Starting a New Business – The First Steps

The decision of starting a new business is not something to be taken lightly. It involves a lot of upfront work to get you started – and that is before you begin trading. More often than not, freelancers get put off thinking about starting their own business because it seems daunting. Building a business is […]


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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.”

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.

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.

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.