Alchemy blog

 

Honest opinion and illuminating comment

At Alchemy, we believe in clarity and honesty, and the blog is where we put that into practice. We’ll keep you updated on the latest developments in tax law and government legislation, unpicking what each change really means for you and your business.

5 smart systems for creative businesses

5 smart systems for creative businesses

A lot of people say creative work has to be messy, but I don’t think that’s always true. Here are five ways you can improve your systems and processes to impress current and potential clients.

Top challenges facing marketing agencies after lockdown

Top challenges facing marketing agencies after lockdown

Every industry is facing challenges after lockdown - and beyond. The pandemic has affected businesses dramatically and we’ve all felt the repercussions of it. But for marketing agencies and freelancers, what has this meant for them? Many companies have cut marketing...

The complexities of valuing a business laid bare

The complexities of valuing a business laid bare

People often come to me and ask what their business would be worth if they sold it. The truth is, particularly when we’re in the middle of a pandemic-fuelled recession, there is no simple answer to this.  Accountancy textbooks teach you (well, taught me) that the...

What can you claim on business expenses as a musician?

What can you claim on business expenses as a musician?

As a musician, you might not be aware of the items you can claim on business expenses. Luckily, if you choose to use me as your accountant, you won’t need to remember any of the below (but I’m always here to help in the meantime). Within the music industry, there’s a...

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