• Jani
    18 Jun 2014

    “How can my accountant make me happy?“

    There is a myth, that your accountant just keeps the books in order and everything correct for HMRC. Today's dynamic accountants do much more and have the potential to make you happy. Have you tried it yet?

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  • Jani
    02 Jun 2014

    Float at Accountex 2014

    We had a great time at Accountex 2014. Thanks to everyone who spoke to us about cash flow forecasting, working in the cloud and how Float adds value to accounting firm services and business planning. Have you tried it yet?

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  • Hilde
    02 Apr 2014

    “Daily Cash Flow Forecasting in Float - Avoid the Red“

    Last week we released Daily Forecasting in Float as a public beta, and all Xero users can now access it by going to the Daily tab in Float. Have you tried it yet?

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  • Colin
    17 Mar 2014

    Our biggest update yet!

    When we started working on our partner dashboard, we decided it would be a good time to roll it out with the redesign we’ve been working on. This seemed like a good idea at the time, until we realised that we’d need to build a completely new architecture to run it!

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  • Hilde
    11 Mar 2014

    Float in new offices - CodeBase opens with Alex Salmond

    We've moved! The CodeBase office in Edinburgh is the new home for Float and many other tech start-ups, and we were welcomed by none other than an excited Alex Salmon, First Minister of Scotland during the official opening today.

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  • Hilde
    06 Mar 2014

    Do You Have the Skills to Pay the Bills?

    Who said that accounting was, well, boring? Accounting in the cloud might not be everyone’s idea of fun, but with the focus on beautiful software, strategic insights and automating the number/-crunching that players like Xero and FreeAgent now offer, doing your accounts is much more enjoyable. Xero even make invoicing knowledge fun, in their handy, helpful little quiz ‘Skills to pay the bills’.

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  • Hilde
    24 Feb 2014

    Forecast Frequency - Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Quarterly?

    How often should you do your cash flow forecast, and how granular does it need to be? One of the frequent requests we get at Float is for daily cash flow forecasting. A lot of businesses are interested in more granular forecasts to get better insights into how their available cash changes day by day. And with good reason: Even if you have a big invoice being paid to you in a couple of days, if you reach your overdraft limit today, you may still be in trouble. It’s worth keeping on top of your cash flow! We’ll take a look at how often you should do your forecasting, for some tips on what to do and when.

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  • Hilde
    17 Feb 2014

    Business Focus: Brox Ltd

    Brox Ltd use the best software tools to help their clients maximise return. With Float you don't just get a view of your current and future cash situation: you can use your cash flow forecast to get invaluable insights into your business finances. This can help you make the right decisions about what to spend money on, where to save, what invoices to chase and how to manage your available resources - in short, better business intelligence.

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  • Hilde
    06 Feb 2014

    SquareSpace integration with Xero

    Xero have been on an adventurous journey the last few years, from a small(ish), New Zealand-based startup to an established accounting software company with the potential to take over the world. Their growth is impressive and there are new integrations appearing all the time which will make accounting easier for business owners everywhere. They’ve just announced a partnership with Squarespace, creator of stunning websites, which is another exciting move.

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  • Hilde
    31 Jan 2014

    Business Focus: Rich Media Ltd.

    Cash flow forecasting is important to any business, no matter what size. Our customers range from small, self-employed and one-person companies to big teams with huge turnovers, in a huge variety of industries, who all need to keep an eye on how their cash situation develops. Many of our customers also offer their services to a range of clients in all sizes and shapes. Our Business Focus series puts the spotlight on some of these.

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  • Hilde
    31 Jan 2014

    Tax Returns: Deadline Today

    Have you remembered to file your tax return for 2012/13 yet? The deadline is 31 January, which happens to be today! If you’re panicking or in last-minute agony, we have pulled together some great resources to help you finish up in time.

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  • Hilde
    16 Jan 2014

    Business Focus: Diversity New Zealand

    Cloud computing is global, and so is the Float customer base. Our own office is in Edinburgh, but we support businesses all over the world. The UK, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, China, India, Russia, South Africa and all over Europe are just some of the countries where Float help businesses manage their cash flow.

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  • Hilde
    14 Jan 2014

    Guardian Spotlight on Float and Edinburgh Tech Startups

    The Edinburgh start-up scene is thriving, there’s no question about it. Being based in the Scottish capital, we have a great environment of technology focus, talented people with continually expanding skills, access to advice and community, and lots of great events and parties too. Edinburgh start-ups are continuing to see massive success, from global giants like Skyscanner and FanDuel, established and growing teams like Float, Blipfoto, Tigerface Games, Distrify and many others, all the way to new, single-founder start-ups who are just getting going.

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  • Hilde
    09 Jan 2014

    Business Focus: Pixelsparks

    At Float, there are two fundamental ingredients helping us succeed. One is the talented team of people working to make Float the best cash flow forecasting tool on the market - and the other is our growing pool of fantastic customers. We are lucky to have a passionate, intelligent and engaged group of customers, and they are great at telling us what they need. This makes us get even better, so that more companies can use Float to help them make the right decisions about their business. In this new series of blog posts, we put the focus on some of our great customers, who tell us how they use Float for their business. We’re certain you’ll get some useful tips!

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  • Hilde
    08 Jan 2014

    Should you rely on Excel for your cash flow?

    Who doesn’t love a good spreadsheet? At Float, we are big fans of Excel and spreadsheets, and we wouldn’t want to be without them - but that doesn’t mean they are the right tool for every job. This is particularly true when it comes to managing your cash, which is key to every business: available cash can mean the difference between success and having to close your company down. You want to make sure you know what is going on, not just today or last month, but in the future as well.

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  • Hilde
    20 Dec 2013

    Happy holidays from Float!

    Happy holidays from Float!

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  • Colin
    01 Nov 2013

    The journey to our new logo

    Although it already seems ages ago, it’s only a few months since Float went through big changes - we got a major investment of £110K, we hired 3 new people to the team, we launched a new help section, gave the blog and website a makeover - and we changed our logo! Our new branding feels more suitable to the company and the stage we’re at - growing, professional and creative.

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  • Colin
    23 Oct 2013

    Everyone is talking about cloud accounting

    Our news feeds have been buzzing lately with lots of news in the cloud accounting space.

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  • Hilde
    15 Oct 2013

    Online Marketing 101

    One of the great things about being based in Edinburgh’s TechCube (world class start-up space in Edinburgh!) is the lunch & learn sessions organised by the Neo team.

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  • Hilde
    14 Oct 2013

    Adding budget rows in Float

    The new team at Float are doing our best to make the app better and simpler to use. One of the improvements we’ve just released in Float for Xero is the ability to add new rows to your budget.

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  • Colin
    02 Oct 2013

    Xero - The end of the beginning?

    We are just back from our first Xerocon in London - and we are impressed! It really was a great conference, attended by more than 450 delegates and 22 exhibitors. It was great to meet and share stories with other fantastic add-on partners like Fathom, Vend, Deputy and ReceiptBank who are playing a significant role in the Xero ecosystem, there are a lot of great tools out there, and Xero have really seen that as a huge part of their strategy. We felt very welcome, and are definitely eyeing up one of the add-on awards next year!

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  • Colin
    20 Sep 2013

    It's all happening at Float!

    At the Float Yard, the last few weeks have been busy, exciting and a lot of fun! After a year of working on our underlying architecture, we’re now putting in the last efforts before getting a whole lot of new features ready to go live. Thanks to all the helpful and constructive comments, we’ve been making some improvements we think you’ll like. More about these once they’re launched!

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  • Colin
    05 Oct 2012

    It’s the small things: Printing and CSV export

    We’re (very) hard at work on some big things at Float at the moment, but we know that sometimes it’s small things that make people rather excited.

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  • Colin
    04 Sep 2012

    Subscribe for Float by Direct Debit with GoCardless

    I’m delighted to announce that as of today if you are are a UK customer you can subscribe for Float by Direct Debit through GoCardless instead of through PayPal.

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  • Colin
    13 Aug 2012

    Is your small business too busy for strategy?

    As the busy owners of small businesses it’s easy for the months, weeks and even years to slip by without us noticing. Our businesses may continue to run, and everything may seem fine, but are we really on course for where we want to be in the next few months, or years? It is important not to forget about strategy, no matter how small your business is, and to review where you are at and where you are going from time to time.

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  • Colin
    08 Aug 2012

    Seven tips to getting started with cash flow forecasting

    Nobody starts a business for the thrill of managing their books, and chasing people for money. Still every small business struggles with with cash flow from time to time. Below are seven pointers to help with getting your business finances in shape – and hopefully you’ll ride the waves gracefully and get to focus on the business rather than stressing about the bank balance.

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  • Phil
    07 Aug 2012

    Introducing Float’s new Sales Pipeline

    A key part of building a good cash flow forecast for your business is having a good understanding of what income you are going to bring in over the next few months. This is often called something like your “sales pipeline”. A sales pipeline is useful for your business as it helps you keep track of:

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  • Colin
    19 Jul 2012

    Why we’re into cash flow forecasting

    There are a lot of clichés in business. “Cash is King!” – we hear this all the time. ”There is a a big difference between Profit and Cash” – another statement that business commentators love to bestow on to new business owners.

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  • Colin
    09 Jul 2012

    Float and the FreeAgent Ecosystem

    We have been big fans of FreeAgent for a long time here at Float, so it was great to get a shout out from them on their blog last week. It has been great to work with the FreeAgent team over the last 18 months, and the recent updates to their API (which is what Float uses to connect to FreeAgent and see your data) will enable us to do some exciting things in Float. One upcoming feature that I am particularly looking forward to in Float is automatic updating of your cash flow with your FreeAgent data – so that as soon as you login, your forecast will be up to date – no updating and waiting required.

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  • Chatter
    07 May 2012

    Guest post: How marketing and communications agency Chatter manage their cash flow.

    Bank manager freaking out? Don’t worry, help’s on the way! In this guest post, Paul Ainley—Partner at marketing and communications agency Chatter-explains how his company is planning more effectively for the future.

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  • Madelyn
    01 May 2012

    Founder Focus: Madelyn Postman

    Cashflow is hard. Here to save the day is one of our founder members, Madelyn Postman of Grain Creative. In this guest post, she talks about how and why she stays on top of her agency’s financials.

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