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Welcome to the Business Growth Academy website with our all new blog. Over the weeks and months we will share with you our thoughts and those of people who inspire us in business and we welcome your feedback and comments. We have lots of exciting new courses coming up too and look forward to connecting with you and helping your business grow together in the future.

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Happy New Year



I know for most of you the year starts 1st January, but I decided for me this year I am designating 1st February as my new year. I’ll tell you why later.



And look what popped into my inbox this morning – inspiration from the universe:



Joanne, I love this job! You know, writing to you every day.

Do you know how I got it?

I just started doing it.

And that's all anything takes.

Magic follows,

The Universe



On 10th January I had the pleasure of being reunited with a fantastic group of people in Dublin where we were attending a

That’s got you thinking, hasn’t it? Where do you start? Your net income? Your net assets? Your intellectual property? Your business may have a high turnover, but how much of that is actually profit? How much would your business be worth if you decided to sell it tomorrow? What is its future value?

The Business Growth Academy helps you to understand the numbers that drive your business and calculate its true value. Founded by Jo Stevens, a qualified accountant and number strategist, the Business Growth Academy shows you how to increase your net profit and increase your personal net asset position.

When we acquire a new customer we anticipate that they are going to represent value for money and increased profits in the long term. But what is the true cost of each new customer?

When we work with business owners at the Business Growth Academy we don’t just look at how you can get new business, we look at the numbers involved in acquiring it. The key is to identify the Return On Investment (ROI) on all activities.

There are many ways to acquire a new customer:

Buy in – pay for each lead you receive
Up sell – sell more to an existing

As a business owner it is vital you know the numbers that make up your business. If you don’t, you cannot successfully plan for growth or be sure you are making optimum profits. In fact, if you don’t know your numbers, you can be pretty sure you are NOT making optimum profits!

Some of the fiscal penalties of not knowing your business numbers are: paying too much tax, paying fines from late HMRC payments and paying unnecessary borrowing costs. Are you seeing a pattern yet? All of these are examples of you paying out money that should be in your pocket,

It’s not just your time and energy you invest in your company; you also have a lot of money tied up in there. But how much of it could be released? How much could be converted to profit? Every business has hidden profits - so why not unleash yours today?

At the Business Growth Academy, we can show you how to analyse your business to find those hidden profits and help you to release them. Every business is different, we understand that, but the same principles apply when it comes to business growth and increasing profits. Because the Business Growth Academy

It’s not going away; it will only increase if unpaid, and could cost you a lot more than money, so come on, make HMRC your friend and make the process less painful.

At Business Growth Academy (link to course info) we will show you how to plan for the end of the tax year, minimise the amount of tax you pay and get back what is due to you. Jo’s accounting background means she is well equipped to provide you with guidance that will ensure you are not paying more than you should be, are recording transactions properly and keeping the

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