Author Archives: Lindsay Farrer

We are recruiting for a Recently Qualified Chartered Accountant (part time considered)

We are looking to recruit a recently qualified Chartered Accountant to join our growing team in Carlisle.  This is a great opportunity for a team player who believes there’s more to accounting than balance sheets and spreadsheets. We’ve earned a reputation for honesty, integrity and fairness and we’re committed to serving our local community. The…

How to propel your business forward in a pandemic

It goes without saying that Covid-19 has had an enormous impact on businesses and on the people who run them.  There’s an ancient Chinese proverb that says “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials”.  Although it has been an immensely hard time for some, and vulnerable at best for others,…

Starting your own business during COVID19

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Many life changing moments lead to entrepreneurship, and the Covid-19 pandemic is no exception. Businesses are being formed for a number of reasons: To solve a problem that has arisen as a result of this world crisis Covid is causing people to think about their lives and what they really want to do Many have…

How to manage your cash flow so it doesn’t cause you problems

Dealing with cash flow issues is one of the main causes of stress and worry for a business owner, and yet many don’t realise cash is their biggest problem. There’s a whole lot of noise about becoming more profitable, and that’s important – but it’s cash that will be your downfall.  Simply put, ‘Cash Flow’…

Grants available from £1,000 to £5,000

If you are able to demonstrate a 40 per cent loss of income, caused by the pandemic, between March and June compared with the same period in 2019. You might be able to apply for a grant from £1,000 to £5,000 to cover the cost of buying-in specialist advice to address your immediate needs in…

How to start a successful business during Covid-19

In every recession or global downturn, new businesses are born.  We’re seeing more and more new business popping up now, and the common thread is that these business owners have lost their jobs or lost self employed work, and have diversified into providing new services.  If you’ve had an innovative idea, solved a problem or…

Allerdale and Barrow Councils announce a second round of Local Authority Discretionary Grants

Both Allerdale and Barrow councils have announced a second round of applications for this grant scheme, aimed both at small and micro-businesses, for example B&Bs paying council tax rather than Business Rates. Both authorities are also targeting larger tourism businesses above the £51,000 RV cap. If your business is situated in either of these areas…

Should you increase your prices after lockdown?

competitors, pricing, value

We’ve learned a lot about our businesses, and ourselves during this crisis. When it comes to crunch time, you’re a business like any other, and your prices need to reflect your value in order to stay afloat.  We’ve had lots of great conversations about re-pricing lately, and found many of you are sitting in one…