Fiona Bevan

Why delegation is great!

I was talking to a businesswoman recently – she is successful in her field but is starting to get bogged down in the day to day running of her business. In particular, administration and bookkeeping are starting to grind and take the shine out of her enjoyment of her businesses. This is theme I come […]


Help with pricing

One of the most common problems I come across amongst SME business owners (and, in fact, businesses of any size) is deciding how much to charge customers for their products or services. This problem is just as prevalent in MiP businesses as it is in other SMEs. As we know it’s an important problem to […]


Making networking fun

Networking is a part of modern business life. As an employee we often hadto network within, and outside, the businesses we work in to build relationships that facilitate our jobs. For business owners, such as ourselves, networking is even more important, because it is the main way we meet other business people. These may become […]


It’s time to make it personal

The new year is often the time for resolutions which by this time in the year have often fallen by the way side. Even the resolution to start planning for the next year can be a goal that is never fulfilled. But planning for the future is a key part of making sure that you […]


Your future is in your hands

As we all get back into the swing of work after the Christmas break it is a good time to look forward to what the new year may have in store for us. Many businesses will find this year a real challenge. There is a lot of uncertainty around what will happen with regards to […]


So here it is – Merry Christmas

I was looking through my December posts from previous years for inspiration and thought it was worth revisiting some of the themes. Once again the immortal words of Slade burst out of the speakers of shops once again as they have since 1973. Whether they make you smile or shiver will often depend on your […]


Of Course!

Last month I had a fantastic breakthrough! I have loved running the series of workshops up and down the country for members in practice but have got to the stage that I have to take a break – because it is very difficult to market courses around the country in the post GDPR environment.  I […]


Getting to know you

“Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket, where it is very comfortable to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two.” This Pooh quote is all about having someone you can call on to help when you need it – and don’t we all need people […]


Are you your own worst enemy?

I talk to many MiPs up and down the country who are not quite achieving the success they deserve. As with many business owners one of their key problems is a lack of confidence, not in their abilities as accountants. This means they have difficulty in determining the value they bring to their clients. As […]


Great connectors are kings!

I have long believed that effective networking is key to business success. This is particularly so for business to business services. However, it is always difficult to decide which of the numerous networking groups are best for your particular business. It is very easy to waste time and money doing lots of ineffective networking – […]