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Teri’s Tips: Get to know Xero – The Essentials

Teri Cotta walks you through the A-X of Xero. At Rosemary Bookkeeping, we work closely with our friends and partners at Xero to help our clients get to grips with their bookkeeping. And there is still a lot to get to grips with. That’s why our accounting crackpot, Teri Cotta, has been working hard to […]

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Teri’s Tips – How To Reconcile a Bank Statement on Xero

Teri Cotta walks you through how to reconcile a bank statement on Xero. At Rosemary Bookkeeping, we work closely with our friends and partners at Xero to help our clients get to grips with their bookkeeping. Reconciling your bank account regularly using software like Xero means your records are accurate and up to date. Reconciling […]

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How to create and send an invoice in Xero – Teri Tips

Teri Cotta shows you how to create an invoice in Xero in just two steps. At Rosemary Bookkeeping, we work closely with our friends and partners at Xero to help our clients get to grips with their bookkeeping. But creating new invoices can be a big hurdle when you don’t know how – especially on […]

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How to set up your Xero Business Account – Teri’s Tips

 Teri Cotta walks you through the Xero Business Account setup process. At Rosemary Bookkeeping, we work closely with our friends and partners at Xero to help our clients get to grips with their bookkeeping. Starting things is hard, and there is a lot of merit in that adage of nothing being scarier than a blank […]

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Rosemary Bookkeeping in Wembley – Xero Certified Bookkeeper

Hanaa Raydan from Rosemary Bookkeeping Wembley becomes a Xero silver partner.  The new owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping Wembley, experienced bookkeeper Hanaa Raydan has become a Xero silver partner, allowing her to provide even better bookkeeping services to her clients using Xero. As a Xero silver partner, Hanaa can provide expert bookkeeping support to small businesses […]

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New Advisory Fuel Rates – March 2024

All you need to know about the new advisory fuel rates for company car users. For any business, keeping track of your financials is vital. So, keeping track of relevant legislation that will affect them is imperative. On March 1st 2024, HMRC reviewed current Advisory Fuel Rates (AFR) for company car drivers claiming back fuel […]

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Say hello to the new Rosemary Bookkeeping Business in Croydon

Meet Dean Kokshun, the bookkeeping expert opening a new Rosemary Bookkeeping business in Croydon. In need of a bookkeeper in Croydon? Rosemary Bookkeeping has expanded its expert bookkeeping services into Croydon and the surrounding areas for the first time under the expert supervision of Dean Kokshun. Dean’s expertise in bookkeeping is unparalleled. He holds multiple […]

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Meet the new owners of Rosemary Bookkeeping Wembley

Introducing Hanaa Raydan and Ahmad Aboul-Hosn, the new owners of Rosemary Bookkeeping Wembley.  Rosemary Bookkeeping is bringing its expert bookkeeping services to Wembley and the surrounding areas for the first time under the expert supervision of Hanaa Raydan and Ahmad Aboul-Hosn. We sat down with Hanna and Ahmad to discuss their new adventure and how […]

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Introducing the new owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in Exeter

Meet Zoe Barnard-Rowland, the brand-new owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in Exeter. Rosemary Bookkeeping Exeter is now under the new and expert supervision of Zoe Barnard-Rowland, an FCCA-qualified accountant with over 25 years of experience working for over 30 companies, optimising their bookkeeping processes. We sat down with Zoe to discuss her new adventure and what […]

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Rosemary Roots: Waqas Chughtai – Rosemary Bookkeeping Reading

Meet the owner: Waqas Chughtai from Rosemary Bookkeeping Reading shares his story. There are as many reasons to start a Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise as there are people. Our business owners work for themselves but not by themselves to deliver personalised and expert bookkeeping services to commercial clients and small business owners nationwide. Professional Background As […]

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Meet the Franchisee: Sarah Connop

Sarah Connop, owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping Shrewsbury and Telford, shares her experience as a Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchisee. Rosemary Bookkeeping is one of the UK’s only bookkeeping franchises. Our business owners work for themselves but not by themselves to deliver personalised and expert bookkeeping services to commercial clients and small business owners nationwide. About Sarah Connop […]

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What is life like as a Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisee?

Nirmal Thakkar, owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping Garden City, shares her experience as a Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchisee. Rosemary Bookkeeping is one of the UK’s only bookkeeping franchises. Our business owners work for themselves but not by themselves to deliver personalised and expert bookkeeping services to commercial clients and small business owners nationwide. Nirmal Thakkar opened her […]

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Don’t let your accounts frighten you with Rosemary Bookkeeping UK

How Rosemary Bookkeeping takes the fright out of your bookkeeping At Rosemary Bookkeeping, we know that your bookkeeping can be scary. There’s the pressure to avoid mistakes, coupled with anxiety around your technical know-how, plus frequently changing or appearing legislation that feels like it’s out to trick you. As experts in bookkeeping for over 20 […]

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How bookkeepers create great value for accountants

The great value a bookkeeper can bring to an accountant. While there is overlap in their work, meaning the two often get confused, bookkeepers and accountants have distinct roles and responsibilities. They often work well together, as the work of a bookkeeper plays a part in supporting the work of an accountant. At Rosemary Bookkeeping, […]

Can a bookkeeper improve mental health?

Mental health means different things to different people. And because the impacts can be invisible, it is often not taken as seriously as physical health. However, the impacts of mental health are more widespread than you think. According to NHS England, one in four adults and one in ten children experience mental illness during their […]

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Important bookkeeping dates you need to know this August

Important bookkeeping dates for your diary for August 2023. August is a busy month for us bookkeepers, with deadlines abounding everywhere you look. As a small business owner, you must navigate the next few weeks properly and ensure any payments and returns you must adhere to are in hand. Here are the essential dates you […]

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The benefits of outsourcing your bookkeeping as a small business owner

Six ways outsourcing your bookkeeping can help your small business to flourish. Small business owners wear many hats and take on multiple responsibilities. This often includes doing your own bookkeeping above and beyond any sales, marketing and operational activities you do daily. This can be time-consuming and complicated, taking away time and resources better spent […]

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Easily-made bookkeeping mistakes and how to avoid them

How to sidestep common bookkeeping pitfalls. Bookkeeping is an essential part of running a small business. It involves keeping accurate records of financial transactions and ensuring that all financial reports are up-to-date. However, many small business owners make common bookkeeping mistakes that can lead to financial and legal problems. Bookkeeping may not come naturally for […]

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How do I budget effectively as a small business?

Budgeting 101: A simple guide for small businesses. There are many tools that small businesses need in their arsenal if they’re going to be a success. One of the most vital is effective budgeting. But it can also be one of the hardest to get right. At least, without help, that is In this blog […]

Coronation 2023: The Big Help Out

Looking for ways to commemorate the coronation as a business?  The Big Help Out is a coming together of thousands of organisations nationwide, uniting to support local communities. What is The Big Help Out? Organised in conjunction with celebrations for the upcoming coronation of King Charles III, starting on Monday 8th May, The Big Help […]

World Health Day: How to look after your mental health

How a bookkeeper improves your health. Mental health means different things to different people. Because the impacts can be invisible, it is often not taken as seriously as physical health. However, the impacts of mental health are widespread. Wider than you might think. World Health Day The World Health Organisation recognises 7th April as World […]

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MTD for the new tax year

How a bookkeeper can help you manage MTD. MTD (Making Tax Digital) is a government initiative to digitalise the UK tax system. Introduced in 2019, developments at the beginning of the 2022 tax year saw MTD extend to include VAT for businesses. With VAT return deadlines looming, many businesses are having difficulty understanding MTD and […]

Rising tax payment interest

What is tax payment interest and how has it changed? With March in full swing, two changes are in effect surrounding the interest of tax repayment. Tax interest rates, enforced by HMRC, are set in legislation and linked to the Bank of England base rates. There are two rates: Late payment interest Repayment interest Why […]

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The best bookkeeping tools for small businesses

Tools of the trade that will save you time and effort in bookkeeping. As a small business owner, your time is gold dust. And with so much to do, your bookkeeping is a chore that takes up that valuable time. But bookkeeping is not something you can skip out on, particularly with the growing need […]

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The New Owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping North Dorset and Salisbury tells all

Tom Page from ServiceMaster Brands UK sits down with ‘paperwork queen’ Karen Mann, the accountancy professional bringing Rosemary Bookkeeping services to North Dorset and Salisbury. Like many things in recent years, the shadow of the pandemic hangs over my chat with Karen Mann from Rosemary Bookkeeping North Dorset and Salisbury. Some of these things are […]

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Meet the new owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping North Dorset and Salisbury

We sat down with ‘paperwork queen’ Karen Mann, the accountancy professional bringing Rosemary Bookkeeping services to North Dorset and Salisbury. From a young age, Karen Mann has loved figures, paperwork, and numbers. She says when she was at school she always thought about being an accountant. But, as she tells me, during our sit-down following […]

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Sort your self-assessment tax now for Jan 2023

With just over a month left to pay your self-assessment tax bill, here’s everything you need to know to get it sorted ASAP. Self-Assessments are used by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to collect Income Tax. For most, this is deducted automatically from wages, pensions and savings. But people and businesses with other income must […]

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Diwali celebrations in the Garden City

We sat down with Rosemary Bookkeeping business owner Nirmal Thakkar to chat about how she will be celebrating Diwali in her local community this year.   Today is Dhanteras, marking the beginning of the festive season ahead of Diwali for 2022. Diwali, the festival of light and the new year, takes place on Monday 24th, […]

How to manage the cost of living crisis as a small business

The cost of living crisis is affecting small businesses nationwide. We’re here to help. Unfortunately, not only have small businesses had to recently combat working during COVID-19 but at the end of last year, there was a new looming threat: rising inflation rates. By the time we reached the new financial year in April 2022, […]

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New business owner brings Rosemary Bookkeeping services to Stevenage

Meet Nirmal Thakkar, the new business owner bringing Rosemary Bookkeeping services to Stevenage and surrounding areas. Back in June, we sat down with Nirmal Thakkar, the brand-new owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping Garden City, at the end of her training academy to talk about her life and new business. Nirmal tells me she loved taking part […]

Choosing the right accounting software for your business

How to choose the best accounting software for your business. For any small business owner, keeping track of your incomings & outgoings is one of your most vital tasks. Due to recent government initiatives around MTD (or Making Tax Digital), having a digital record of your finances is essential. Thankfully, there is a wide range […]

Xero Help: How to create an invoice

Need help creating an invoice on Xero? We can help. Xero can be a very useful tool when it comes to sorting out your finances but as with many of the accounting software options available, it has its shortcomings and should not be used as a substitute for a bookkeeper. One of these shortcomings is […]

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Rosemary Bookkeeping Reading wins the PEOPLE Award for Bookkeeper of the Year

Mike Wallace, owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in Reading has won the coveted PEOPLE Award for Bookkeeper of the Year. Rosemary Bookkeeping Reading’s Mike Wallace has been awarded the prestigious PEOPLE Award for Bookkeeper of the Year. A highly desirable achievement for a bookkeeper, this award is based upon the nomination of their colleagues and is […]

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Rosemary Bookkeeping Wyre Forest wins INVEST Award for Commitment and Dedication

Fiona Perks, the owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in Wyre Forest has won the prestigious INVEST Award for Commitment and Dedication for her devotedness to providing bookkeeping services to those in need. Fiona Perks from Rosemary Wyre Forest has been awarded the coveted Invest Award for Commitment and Dedication at ServiceMaster Live! A highly prestigious achievement, […]

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Grant Dye of Rosemary Bookkeeping North Kent & Isle of Sheppey wins Franchisee of the Year Award

The owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in North Kent & Isle of Sheppey has won the North Star Award for Franchisee of the Year at ServiceMaster Live! ‘ServiceMaster Live!’, which took place this May, was a gathering of franchisees from across the ServiceMaster Ltd. franchise network, during which franchisees from each of our brand family members […]