October 2018

James Westgate, VBJ editor, visits two practices using complementary therapies as a viable alternative revenue stream ...

21 mins

September 2018

While running a practice is one part of the commercial equation, getting paid is the other, as Adam Bernstein explains.

24 mins

July 2018

The automatic joining of workers to a company pension scheme – known as auto-enrolment – celebrated its fifth birthday in October 2017. On 1 February 2018, the process was finally completed, but, as Adam Bernstein explains, auto-enrolment is still a big and potentially costly issue for British business ...

22 mins

June 2018

The VBA provides a fresh, hands-on and highly effective approach to selling your veterinary practice.

2 mins

Simon Wheeler, from Agria Pet Insurance, explains how increasing the number of clients with cover can enhance animal welfare, increase profitability and even boost 
well-being across the profession.

22 mins

In the third part of this series on veterinary practice funding, Gary Hemming discusses investing in new equipment and cost-effective ways to make payments.

13 mins

Gary Hemming continues his veterinary practice funding series with details about credit facilities and business loans available, and how to choose the correct service for your circumstances.

13 mins

May 2018

In the first part of his series on veterinary practice funding, Gary Hemming discusses the basic financial requirements of buying or refinancing a practice and the options for commercial mortgages.

14 mins

March 2018

Following on from Alan Kelly‘s focus on due diligence and documentation phases, corporate finance expert Gary Baines advises on factors to consider as completion approaches.

8 mins

February 2018

Tax planning may not be at the forefront of your mind right now, but the end of the 2016-17 tax year – 5 April – is just around the corner. So, if you made a new year’s resolution to get a tighter grip on your finances, now’s the time to act – before it’s too late.

December 2017

Cash is king when it comes to practice success – yet clients increasingly prefer to pay with plastic. Adam Bernstein shows how to make savings on card fees.

10 mins

November 2017

On 1 October 2017, HMRC introduced a new pre-action protocol for debt claims. Corporate lawyers Paul Taylor and Sarah Carlton explain the changes and how they are likely to affect practices chasing bad debts.

18 mins

August 2017

Preventive health care is a vital revenue stream for any practice. But, as Nick Steele explains, it is an area where opportunities are often missed.

22 mins

July 2017

Mark Stevens discusses a widely heralded scheme, including how it will operate and how it will affect businesses.

20 mins

May 2017

Alison Lambert and Mark Harwood take a look at how you can make the best practice financial theory work for you in the real world.

16 mins

April 2017

Talking about money with clients is not always a part of the job veterinary professionals enjoy. Here, Stewart Halperin gives his top tips for helping your team take the pain out of asking for payment.

23 mins

The fact we must pay taxes is a given. But what upsets many is the way they are levied, the size of the bills received and difficulties in appealing wrong decisions. Business rates are no exception, says John Hinde.

12 mins

March 2017

Jeff Steedman explains the importance of weighing up your options and seeking sound financial advice before using pension products to buy commercial property.

7 mins

February 2017

Taking the decision to make a large capital investment will be one of the biggest business decisions a veterinary practice will make, writes Adam Bernstein.

17 mins

January 2017

An increase in the number of insured clients can have a big impact on practice profitability. Alan Robinson from Vet Dynamics explains how to make it happen and raise your bottom line.

22 mins