The earliest recorded celebration of the new year is some 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylon. It was timed to coincide with the vernal equinox – equal days and nights – a day in late March.
Humanity seems able to look on the bright side even when the evidence points elsewhere. No-one is going to wish a Sad New Year. The New Year is, after all, a time to reset the clock, start again with a new set of goals.
There is ample evidence that the economic outlook for the UK is likely to be challenging during 2023, and yet there are reasons to be optimistic.
Problems beg solutions and accountants are perfectly placed to advise and figure out these solutions.
Perhaps firms should position themselves to be advisors as well as keeping clients the right side of compliance deadlines. 2023 is a perfect time to dust off open questions – how are you? There would seem to be no downside to seeking out and solving clients’ business and tax problems.
Add this problem-solving goal to the top of your practice new year’s resolution list. Clients will appreciate your attention and if advisory work follows it will have advantages for clients and additional fee income for your practice.
Happy New Year…