Paul writes his first book

Our director Paul has written his first book. The book tells of how he started his business life as a young lad collecting golf balls from the local golf club, to building a business, merging a business and ultimately building the current business. 1 Accounts Online is a growing business that could be described as disrupting the accountancy profession.

After asking friends, family and clients for title suggestions on Facebook Paul decided to call the book ‘Boring to Soaring’. This title seemed fitting to describe how the business has moved from the boring traditional world of accountancy to soaring into the clouds and changing the perception of the profession.

The book details Paul’s journey through business so far which has had some bumps and challenges along the way. Paul frankly speaks about his own mistakes in business and how he overcame them. Ultimately, when the chips were down, and he hit his lowest point in business it was both determination and the support of friends and family that he proved that you can bounce back stronger.

Paul also talks about his long and strong relationship with Sage UK. Like any relationship, it has been both challenging and rewarding working with a large organisation. Paul encourages smaller businesses to work with larger organisations and never feel like they are too small to make a difference. He claims that anyone can be a specialist or even a ‘thought leader’.

The book is aimed to help any business owner showing that whatever your business is, many of the issues and problems are just the same. The book has some key messages, tips and advice that Paul hopes will help small business owners to have confidence and grow.


The 14 key lessons at the end of the book include:

1. Learn from your mistakes
2. Be Nice
3. Branding
4. Outsource to Good Quality People
5. Just say ‘Yes’ and feel the fear
6. Know your numbers
7. Go Online
8. You are not a bank
9. Collaborate with your team
10. Social Media
11. Never too late to learn
12. Automate as much as you can
13. Awards


The most important lesson is to enjoy what you do and have some great fun on your journey.
If you would like a copy of Pauls book please e-mail [email protected]

All proceeds for the book are being donated to Little People UK. This is a charity very close to our hearts. You can also donate to this charity by following this link:

There have been many people that have helped in the production of our book, but I can’t thank the printers enough for their help and patience. If you are looking to publish a book please speak to Danny at Gipping Press


The book will be launched on 23 December 2017


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