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2018 Is Going To Be A Very Interesting Year

So don't make resolutions, set goals instead ...



I don't normally make resolutions for the new year, but I do set goals and make predictions. My goal is to continue to grow the reputation of Essendon Accounts and Tax in 2018 ...

Setting goals for 2018 will give you better results than making resolutions!

Setting goals for 2018 will give you better results than making resolutions!

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How about you? Instead of simply saying "I'm going to ..." try changing a resolution into a goal and say "I will ..." instead. You may be very surprised at the results.

"I always like to keep an eye on the news!"

It's fascinating watching the ebb and flow of business, the economy and politics, both here at home in the United Kingdom and around the world. I guess this comes with the territory with me being an accoutant, but from all this news watching, what stories are the most interesting?

Here's what I think is worth watching in 2018:

  • Will Brexit negotiations bring us a fantastic trade deal, but a the price of huge divorce bill?

  • Who will be PM next Christmas?

  • Will the value of bitcoins keep soaring?

  • After several years of growth following the crash 8 years ago will the economy falter?

  • Will the stock market continue its bull run?

  • How will the Government tackle the increasing gig economy, with the rise of Airbnb, Uber, JustEat and Deliveroo

  • Will the self-driving car hit the M1 for the first time?

  • After the collapse of BHS and Toys'R'Us, what is the future of the high street?

  • Will drones deliver your takeaway in 2018?

  • Will Trump and North Korea finally start fighting?

  • Will Polio be finally eradicated from planet Earth now we are down to less than two dozen known cases in 2017?

Whatever happens, I urge you to hit 2018 with the mindset that it could well be a turbulent year, there may well be a few shocks that will hit your business, but more importantly, remember that there is always an opportunity to grasp.

"Be prepared!"

If your competitors are not prepared for an upset and you are, guess who is going to come out on top? There will be customers out there wanting great service so plan, be prepared and deliver!

Until next time ...

Business Godparent

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More about Roger Eddowes ...

Roger trained at Edward Thomas Peirson & Sons in Market Harborough before working at Hartwell & Co, followed by Chancery, as a partner. He started Essendon Accounts and Tax with Helen Beaumont in 2014 as a general practitioner with a hands-on approach.

Roger loves getting his hands dirty, working with emerging, small-to-medium and family businesses to ensure they receive the best possible accountancy advice. Roger utilises an extensive network of business contacts to leverage the best guidance and practical solutions.