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July 2013
Our aim is to help our clients increase their profitability, improve their cash flow and reduce their tax liabilities so that they have more disposable income. Please feel free to call us on  021 4310266 or email us at [email protected] if you wish to do business with us

Thoughts About Selling

By Noel Murphy

 

You might find some of the following of interest:

 

 

1."Nobody likes to be sold but everybody likes to buy."

Earl Taylor 

 

 

2."Value the relationship more than making your quota." 
Jeff Gitomer


3."Respect the customer's time but give them a compelling reason to speak with you." 
Keith Rosen


4."Mediocre products with great sales teams always beat great products with mediocre sales teams." 
Donal Daly

 

  

5."In sales there are usually four or five 'no's' before you get a 'yes.'" 
Jack Canfield

 

  

6."Every one lives by selling something." 
Robert Louis Stevenson

 

  

7."Success in sales is the result of discipline, dedication and sacrifice." 
Thomas Roy Crowell

 

  

8."Sales pays for the company. Employees who don't "get" that are part of the problem." 
Donal Daly

 

  


A Few More Jokes
Seamus Parfrey

 By Seamus Parfrey  

  

Joke 1:

 

The young accounting graduate, fresh out of college and of course knowing everything, applied for his first job.

 

The prospective employer asked him what starting salary he was looking for. "Oh, around €50,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."

 

"Well, how does this sound?" said the employer. "Five weeks annual leave, €80,000 salary with 20% performance bonus, paid expenses to overseas conferences every year, home telephone and mobile reimbursed and a company car replaced every 20,000 miles, say a Mercedes convertible."

 

The graduate sat up straight and tried not to look excited. "Wow. Are you kidding?"

 

"Yeah. But you started it."

 

 

Joke 2:

 

A fellow has been learning to be a balloonist and takes his first solo flight. Unfortunately the wind gets up, he is blown off course and is forced to land. He is in a field close to a road but has no idea where he is. He sees a car coming along the road and hails it. The driver gets out and the balloonist says, "Can you tell me where I am?'.

 

"Yes, of course", says the driver. "You have just landed in your balloon and with this wind you have obviously been blown off course. You are in the on Jim Murphy's farm, 12.5 miles from Macroom. Jim will be plowing the field next week and sowing wheat. There is a bull in the field. It is behind you and about to attack you."

 

At that moment the bull reaches the balloonist and tosses him over the fence. Luckily he is unhurt. He gets up, dusts himself off and says to the driver, "I see you're an accountant".

 

 

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Increase Your Revenue
Seamus Parfrey

By Seamus Parfrey

 

 

There are just three ways to increase your revenue.

 

Increase Customers

One of the best ways to improve your sales is to get new customers. However acquiring new customers can be difficult as you may have to undertake prospecting and marketing programmes. This can be expensive in both time and money.

 

Increase Your Prices

Many businesses increase their revenue by raising their prices even after allowing for lost customers. In the current climate this may give you worries but if you undertake an analysis of your business you should find pricing opportunities. 

 

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DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
Sinead Herlihy
Deadline - 14 August 2013
  • P30 monthly return and payment for July 2013.
  • DWT - Return and payment for July 2013

Deadline - 23 August 2013

  • RCT - Return and payment for July 2013.

Deadline - 21 August 2013

Corporation Tax

  • Preliminary Tax for accounting periods ending between 1 - 30 September 2013
  • First installment of preliminary tax for "Large Companies" with a financial year ending between 1 - 28 February 2014
  • Returns for accounting periods ending between 1 - 30 November 2012
  • Pay balance of tax due on accounting periods ending between 1 - 30 November 2012
  • Returns of third party information for accounting periods ending between 1 - 30 November 2012
Where returns and payments for RCT, PAYE/PRSI, VAT and Corporation Tax are made electronically the return and payment deadlines are being extended to the 23rd day of the month.

 

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