Top 10 Blogs in July 2013

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WordPressHere at Sage One, we’ve been using this blog to not only share all our latest news but also lots of tips and advice, plus hopefully a bit of inspiration to Britain’s start-ups and small businesses.

With new blogs going up almost every day it can be hard to keep up with all the great content being shared so here’s a list of our Top 10 Blogs in July.

1. “Hi, I’m Sasha, I’m self-employed and I’m rubbish with money!”
I can’t afford to pay someone to hold my hand when I check my bank balance. That’s Cameron’s Britain for you. My name is Sasha and I am rubbish with money. There I said it. More people should say it, as it’s true (you can use your own name when you say it). Read more >>

2. How are casual, seasonal and temporary employees affected by RTI?
A lot of businesses don’t necessarily include temporary, seasonal or casual workers in their payroll particularly as they only be employed for a very short period of time and often earn below the tax and NI thresholds. Under RTI however, the P38(A) and P38(S) process will no longer be in place, you will be expected to included them as an employee in your payroll and submit information to HMRC every time an employee is paid. Read more >>

3. Why Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia) is good at failure!
At the recent Accelerate 2013 ‘Festival for High Growth Businesses’, Jimmy Wales (Founder of Wikipedia and Chair of the Wikipedia Foundation) gave a fantastic talk about his successes and failures as an entrepreneur. Read more >>

4. [VIDEO] Interview with Dale Murray CBE @ Accelerate 2013
We had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing the wonderful Dale Murray CBE, an award-winning entrepreneur and angel investor at the Accelerate 2013 ‘festival for high growth businesses’ in Liverpool. Read more >>

5. Sage One stars: Jodi and Stella Kean (Choclateas)
Instead of us just telling you how good we are, we asked Newcastle-based Jodi and Stella Kean (Choclateas) to tell us what they think of our cloud-based Sage One Accounts software. Read more >>

6. Helping start-ups one Saturday at a time
StartUp Saturday is a one day event offering the tools and techniques you need to work for yourself and become your own boss. It’s held on a Saturday to appeal to the many people who are doing what I refer to as ‘Working 5 to 9’ which means keeping hold of the day job and building the business at nights and weekends. It’s the very best way to start! Read more >>

7. The Importance of Amazing Customer Service at Sage One
Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a way of tracking how customers feel about your business by asking one simple question, ‘How likely is it you would recommend [company name] to a friend or colleague?’ We’re proud to say that Sage One has a world class NPS which is over double the average score of software and apps companies. Read more >>

8. What is Real Time Information (RTI) for Payroll / PAYE?
Real Time Information (or RTI for short) is an HMRC initiative to improve the accuracy of PAYE, reducing the need to send out corrections for overpayment or underpaying and the possibility of fraud. Under new RTI legislation, employers will be required to submit information electronically via the internet to HMRC on or before they pay their employees instead of just once a year. Read more >>

9. Socialise your business with Suntico
Suntico is a unique proposition that gives you and your colleagues a private social network to help manage your business, providing a Facebook-style interface for managing and socialising the key issues that your business currently faces. Read more >>

10. [VIDEO] Final Pitches for the Thinking Digital Startup Competition 2013
Earlier this year, we searched far and wide to bring 10 early-stage tech start-ups to Thinking Digital in May 2013. In this video, watch the final two start-ups – BubblePix and YPlan – pitch to win the ‘Thinking Digital Startup Competition’ which was hosted by Paul Smith of Ignite100 and Nick Goode (Head of Sage One Europe). Read more >>

We hope you enjoy reading them and find them useful. If you do, please feel free to share them on Twitter including the hashtag #SageOne so we can see all your comments.


Paul Lancaster
Content & Social Media Specialist
Sage One UK & Ireland