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SHARRON ADDS VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS

Being small enables us to offer a highly personalised “throughout the year” service to our customers, as we recognise that businesses need support all year round, not just once a year when the accounts and tax are due. We make customers feel valued by treating them as individuals; speaking in plain English in a down-to-earth, friendly manner!

I thought this article from Xero might be of interest to DBN Members (please see below).
Sharron at Westwood Accountancy

XERO CALLS ON UK SMALL BUSINESS MINISTER FOR DIGITAL CAMPAIGN TO ACCELERATE SME RECOVERY

Small businesses have been facing one of the biggest economic challenges in history. As the economy starts to reopen and small firms look to rebuild, closing the digital divide will be essential in helping SMEs bounce back more quickly. The event coincided with the launch of Xero’s new report with leading think tank, The Entrepreneurs Network, highlighting the need to boost digital adoption amongst SMEs as they emerge from Covid-19. The key findings show that:

If the 1.1m micro-businesses (0-9 employees) doubled their uptake of key digital technologies, the UK economy would get a £16.6bn boost. This would restore four-fifths of lost productivity growth since the financial crisis, and enable businesses to bounce back faster post-lockdown.

Over a third (38%) of UK SMEs have very low levels of digital adoption. As the economy reopens, it is vital that the switch to digital becomes permanent and more small businesses make the most use of the right digital tools.

Future employment is not going to come from big business or the government. It’s going to come from the small and medium sized business communities. That’s why it’s so important that we work closely with the government and other stakeholders to help SMEs adopt the digital tools and skills they’ll need to prosper in the future.