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Targeting local areas and industry sectors

Targeting local areas and industry sectors

Trust is a fundamental value in the relationship between a business owner and an accountant. It’s therefore no surprise that recent research from PracticeWeb has found that the majority of SMEs like to have an accountant who is local to their area and who has...

Accounting websites: design inspiration

Accounting websites: design inspiration

PracticeWeb designers Mark Jones and Jacob Pugh, and editor Ray Newman explain how accounting websites go from blank page to the finished product. Building some of the best accounting websites in the UK is the end result of a creative process that continues to evolve....

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Minimalism is cool but it doesn’t generate leads

Minimalism is cool but it doesn’t generate leads

With my graphic designer hat on, of course I love clean, minimalist websites. They're often the ones that grab attention and win awards. They're a great way to make a bold statement about brand, too. What is a minimalist website? It's one with very little written...

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Interview with Business Owner: Euan Pringle

Earlier this year we took some time to speak to business owners about what they want from their accountants and the challenges they face. Now we want to share with you the insights that emerged from those conversations. First, here’s what we learned from talking to...

Listicles: the format everyone hates to love

Ask most writers what they think of listicles and the chances are they'll groan: “Ugh! Shallow, patronising clickbait, lacking in nutritional value - no thank you very much.” But readers love them, and they have great potential as a way of making writing about tax and...

Writing an About Us page

Imagine you're visiting a website for the first time. Maybe it's one that your friend recommended, or you found it through a quick Google search. Either way, you want to get a feel for the company before you start looking into the services they offer. Where would you...

Insight: The latest topics from small business

UK Business Forums (part of the Sift family) is the largest forum for startups and small businesses – it is an active and passionate community engage in lively debates, discussions and general chat on a wide range of topics. You don’t have to scroll through the 1,500...

What we’re doing to comply with GDPR

In little over a month’s time, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into force. All businesses, including PracticeWEB, have been getting their houses in order to comply with the EU-wide legislation before it takes effect on 25 May 2018. Now is...

Where to Focus SEO When Time is Short

As an agency we’re always advising Accountants on how they could better their website in the search engines with SEO. However, what a lot of agencies might not consider is the lack of time or resource a business might have to implement these SEO recommendations to...

What do SMEs want from accountants?

In our latest research, based on a survey of small business owners and operators, we shed light on what SMEs really expect from accountancy firms.

We hope you find it insightful.