It’s not easy to get a business off the ground or find the money to expand an existing practice. A bank loan is the most obvious solution. Failing that, personal funding and equity funding (selling off chunks of your business to investors) are worth exploring. There is plenty of financial advice on the Gov.UK website. [...]
9 April 2014
AAT recently celebrated the 10 millionth question being taken in its e-learning support tools. AAT’s Head of Learning Services, Robert Donelan discusses the benefits of e-learning and future plans. We have always provided learning support to our membership but certain developments within AAT led us to think about doing this in new ways. We had [...]
2 April 2014
Often data is best represented in graphical format, so it’s great to know that Microsoft Excel provides numerous categories of charts and graphs. Charts and graphs are usually placed at the top of your spreadsheet grid where they are inserted automatically. In the interests of displaying everything you need, they may need moving or resizing.
The government’s decision to scrap proposals to link the controversial High Speed 2 rail route with the existing HS1 Channel Tunnel train line at St Pancras will save some money, but will it be enough to gain overwhelming support for the project?
21 March 2014
It’s a good thing that the Chancellor made a few announcements on housing policies in the Budget this week. As we have to admit housing prices (especially in London) have gone through the roof and it’s proving impossible for first-time buyers to get on to the property ladder. Jermaine Haughton talks us through some of the numbers.
17 March 2014
We look at how the NHS has encouraged two Personal Assistants to upskill and gain more confidence through the short qualification – AAT Access. The AAT Access qualification is a short course that has helped many students start their journey into the world of finance and accountancy. The qualification has been designed to introduce students to fundamentals of business and to gain introductory finance skills.
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