New Liquid Premium Launched!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our New Liquid Premium V8 online accounting software along with several other functionality augmentations which also apply to our Bookkeeper and Accounts packages. Earlier this year, Liquid developed 2 new online accounting packages aimed at micro-SME’s. Over the last several months, we have been busy rewriting our Liquid Premium package for advanced users. V8 Premium has an attractive new look, an easy to use interface and loads of extra functionality. As well as being for use with our Premium package, the following new features will also be available to our Bookkeeper and Accounts users which include: a Capsule CRM integration, new payroll add-on, bank feeds and a best of breed free ...

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The mCommerce boom and its impact on UK businesses

The mCommerce boom and its impact on UK businesses The latest research from online retail association IMRG Capgemini has revealed that more than a third of all online retail transactions that took place in the UK last quarter were conducted over mobile devices. The report – Quarterly Benchmarking – looks at data between February and April of this year, analysing trends in sales across all platforms. In this three month period transactions completed on mobile devices rose to 34%, an increase from 32% in the previous quarter and a 20% growth on the same period in 2013. 3,400% increase in mobile transactions since 2010 The rapid rise of mCommerce has been widely chronicled over the last four years, and market penetration has grown by ...

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Could cloud computing provide the platform for continued economic recovery?

There’s no doubt about the rising popularity of cloud software. The technology is now looking to dominate businesses – both large and small – across the country and the wider global community. It has proven vital to improving administrative efficiency and in helping organisations get (and stay) ahead of the competition. As such the cloud can be seen as a great incentive for organisations to work harder. With a survey recently revealing that as much as 65% of UK-based accounting practices are keen to incorporate cloud based accounting software into their services, compared with 23% last year, it is clear that the cloud is here to stay. But what effect can this have on the economy? Employment opportunities You would be forgiven for ...

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Liquid Accounts introduce everreach – the new virtual phone service to help you answer more calls and grow your business

Liquid Accounts is pleased to be partnered with everreach, a virtual phone service for start-ups and small businesses. From time to time, we like to introduce our customers to complimentary technology that will enhance our own service. everreach’s virtual phone service is just such a technology. everreach allows you to pick a virtual number from a choice of thousands, forward and manage your calls online to suit your business’s needs. Put simply, it enables you to come across professionally and helps you to look and sound like a big business. Take your 2 month everreach trial and benefit from these great features: everreach features: UK Local Area or National 0845 Virtual Number Call Forwarding Call Menus Audio Greetings Business Voicemail Voicemail to Email Time Controls Call Stats ...

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Liquid Accounts announces partnership with Frillo to provide access to the industry’s best value business supplies and services

As well as offering a range of cost-effective and easy to use online accounting software, Liquid Accounts has also teamed up with Frillo.co.uk - a revolutionary B2B marketplace where businesses can buy everyday products at cost, access savings and helpful content. The “Frillo Marketplace” is a new and convenient way to buy a wide range of products and services. Some people are saying it’s “…like Amazon…but for business”. We think they’re better. Where else can you buy Tippex, save money on your insurance and get advice on tax? • Save on average 30% on your average business basket • Access savings on overheads such as utilities and insurance • Get support and advice for helping your business • Free up your time so you can concentrate ...

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The changing role of accountants

The economic rollercoaster of the last six years or so will certainly be remembered as an extremely difficult time for businesses, but the number of mergers, insolvencies and acquisitions that took place during these years provided a steady stream of business opportunities for a number of accountancy firms. In this special time of increased activity, many accounting firms found themselves in heightened direct competition with one another, meaning greater demand from clients and a greater return on investment generally for services. Value-added services As such, it was essential for these firms to adapt to the prevailing circumstances – developing and offering new value-added services, primarily achieved by migrating much of their provisions to the cloud and offering near unlimited levels of access ...

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Common accounts issues every SME faces and how to eliminate them

We’ve all been there … staring blankly at a screen, calculator in hand, wondering why the numbers just don’t add up. While all small business owners should have a fairly good knowledge of finance and maths, there will undoubtedly be times when your expertise is left lacking. In these situations, you need to know where you can turn for help and what you can do to overcome your difficulties. In order to help, we’ve outlined a few of the most common accounts issues every SME is likely to face and looked at a few suggestions on how to eliminate these problems: Lack of communication with your accountant Although they may not be present in the office every day of the week, accountants are ...

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Counting the stars … how accounting is connected with the rich and famous

You may be familiar with the benefits of accounting services for your business, but did you know that some of your favourite celebs have a close relationship with it too? Aside from the obvious need A-list celebs have for an accountant to look after their personal finances and generous pay cheques, many of today’s stars actually chose to work in this profession before entering the world of showbiz and glamour. We can’t guarantee that your account will have similar luck treading the red carpet, but it’s still interesting to note some of the high-profile names which lend accounting their unofficial support. Famous accountants Some of the famous celebs who trained as accountants include Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and singer Janet Jackson. Renowned author John ...

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Role of business accounting strengthened as SMEs drive Britain’s economic recovery

As a recent study throws up some interesting statistics concerning economic recovery in the UK, the role of business accounting is only likely to become more prominent. According to new data, small businesses and SMEs are those responsible for most of Britain’s current economic growth, with a staggering £80 billion expected to be invested by them over the coming year. This was calculated following a survey of SMEs in which more than four fifths claimed they intended to pump as much as 7% of their total turnover back into the economy and a staggering 79% expressed confidence in the market, seeing it as a positive area for growth. In fact, projected business growth for the next 12 months stands at 10% – a ...

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Online bookkeeping in a nutshell

Organising finances is an essential and integral part of running any business – it is vital to know exactly where funds are being used and what they are being used on. Having a clear and concise system in place to help with your accounts makes the task considerably easier. Moving towards online book-keeping will push the boundaries of what can be achieved. As a result of more streamlined and productive financial activity, your focus can switch to other aspects of your business. This could include putting strategies in place to improve the goods or services that you provide. Understanding book-keeping With accounts data organised in a better fashion it can be more simply disseminated and incorporated into commercial plans to drive business forward. ...

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