Ralston Blog

The latest updates, stories, ideas and guides from the Ralston team.

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The best podcasts for every entrepreneur

There has been a significant increase in listeners tuning into weekly podcasts over the last few years, with 6.5 million adults in the UK listening to podcasts weekly and 65% of those most likely to listen to episodes on a mobile device.* The fact podcasts are so convenient to listen on the go means they’re […]

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Hiring right, the first time around

Getting recruitment wrong is expensive A business’ largest expense is its employees. Of course, you need good people to grow; people who are experts in their field, fit with your company culture, and can also laugh at your bad jokes. Okay, perhaps skip that last one.  According to research, poor recruitment can cost a business […]

How a Fractional CFO Will Strengthen Your Business

You’re an ambitious SME going from strength to strength, building your business at a fast pace, the world is your oyster! But as sweet as your business may be, everyone has their weaknesses.You may not like talking about them but every business has them and recognising them is the first step to overcoming them. For […]

Aug 27, 2020 - 2 min read

Important points to consider when switching accountants

The longer you have been working with your third party accountant the harder it can be to switch to a new one, as they may have become ingrained in your business and be very familiar with your processes. At Ralston, when we speak to companies about their reasons for wanting to switch, we help ensure […]

How Your Finance Team Can Help Right Now

Your Finance Team can help you navigate COVID-19 The coronavirus is putting financial pressure on businesses. It’s becoming crucial for finance teams to adapt. Economic futures are uncertain. Here are some quick wins to make a big difference and keep you in business. Your CFO and finance team is crucial in helping manage through these […]