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    General Business Advice?

    I wasn't sure in what section to put this so I've put it here.

    I'm in a bit of a pickle and could really do with some pointers as regards initial steps to get out of said pickle. I know there are good, genuine people on these forums so thought it might be a good place to start.


    Long story short:

    Built a Sellerdeck website for my father's business back in 2007. All went well - a little too well really, power of being online and all that.

    I concentrated and worked very hard on delivering the product - took on new people to help; father did all the financial, legal, tax, and payroll stuff.

    Recently my father was taken seriously ill and had to leave work quite abruptly. Fortunately we had recently taken on a woman who had a fair amount of business experience and she stepped into his role, managing payroll, accounts, tax etc.

    Today she's informed me that she's leaving in a few days due to personal and professional reasons - she didn't elaborate, and I'm up the proverbial creek.

    I don't know what I'm doing. I've always been involved in the manufacturing/order fulfilment dept. I have a business brain but no experience of the back office nitty gritty. I could advertise for her replacement but what's the job title?

    I'm thinking I need a business advisor perhaps to guide me, to get things running properly, and advise me on who I need. Where might be a reliable source for that?

    Just looking for some input from those who have business experience. I'd be very grateful.

    #2
    Can you not get your accountant or book keeper to do tax, payroll etc for you?

    I have a book keeper who sorts all invoices for me and just gives me a list of payments to make. Does all wages, paye, pensions etc. The book keeper keeps all
    ledgers and accounts in order for the accountant.

    I must add none of them though have access to the bank account so I actually make all payments myself.
    Regards

    Jason

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      #3
      Thanks Jason. Yes, had a little meting today and someone else has suggested the same. Next step is to get a meeting with the accountant. I don't want to be sitting in an office all day. I will also need an "accounts administrator" though.

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