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Our Office Pet: the lemon grass

We have an office pet at One Man Band Accounting. It’s not the usual kind of pet, it’s tall and green and tastes wonderful. Over at @JudyHeminsley ‘s Work From Home Wisdom there has been a lot of discussion recently about office pets. Our pet lemon grass is indeed that citrus scented grass you buy […]

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Self Assessment Tax Return Checklist Guests on Success Network Recipes

Success Network is a micro-business support community and resource library for female solopreneurs. I’ve known the founder, Ute Wieczorek-King, for a few years now and the Success Network is one of the leading support communities in the southeast. (I’m not being paid to say this, it’s merely my opinion 😉 ) Some One Man Band Accounting […]

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My Accidental SEO Success – 3rd Place on Google for sole trader invoice template

  In May I added a sole trader invoice template to the One Man Band Accounting website. I’d had a lot of enquiries from new businesses needing help getting started and I remember what it was like when I became self-employed. That was in 2007, and I felt completely at sea, there was so much […]

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What’s your big summer project?

Every August I have a Big Summer Project for my business. While a lot of people are enjoying the sunshine, I take the opportunity to come off Twitter and social media for a month and spend the time on a project that is more difficult to do during other times of year. It’s always something […]

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How a budget got Cinderella to the Ball: How To Manage Your Cash Flow

[First featured on Claire Park Therapies] Budgeting is seen as the ugly sister of your finances. It’s really about having cash flowing through your life and your business. With little money or time, Cinderella’s life was just work and stress from dawn til dusk and she needed some fun. Let’s help Cinderella go to the […]

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10 Tax Advantages of Working From Home: James Bond Style

[First featured on Micro Business Hub] Imagine you’re James Bond… You’ve dispatched the Bad Guys, and now you’re setting up shop on a tropical island, offering spy services. Judi Dench has promised you some referrals, you’ve got a brand new office in a corner of your grass hut, and of course, you’re a sole trader. […]

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Home working boundaries

I was interviewed by Judy Heminsley over at Work From Home Wisdom about how I maintain boundaries between work and home life since I work from home. It was also one of her most read and commented on posts of 2012! ‘How do you keep work separate from your personal and home life? Determination to make […]

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7 Step Plan To Making Your Tax Return Easy

Catch up with my guest post on KindredHQ about how to make your tax return easy. ‘Uh-oh. The tax return elephant is in the room again. I have good news. Doing your self assessment tax return isn’t nearly as bad as eating an elephant. I give you: The 7 Step Plan To Tax Return Organisation Put […]

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People Like You: Interview With Freelance PR Catherine Nestor

Support is crucial as a solopreneur, so on the blog today I’m interviewing Catherine Nestor. Catherine is a freelance PR consultant in south London who runs Catherine Nestor PR. We had a chat about her accounting style. 1. Tell us a bit about you, Catherine I’ve been working in public relations for many years.  In […]

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Spring cleaning for your accounts

I’m a regular guest blogger on KindredHQ, the community for freelancers, and their resident accounting bod. Here’s my latest blog post and I’ll be posting my other Kindred blogs here too. ‘Spring is that beautiful time of year when the days are longer, the daffodils are blooming, and the last month before the tax return […]

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