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Category Archives for Bookkeeping

Which Local Marketing Expenses Are Tax-Deductible?

  Local marketing is a core marketing strategy, especially if your business is mostly face to face or geographically based. Which expenses are tax-deductible though? ūüėČ I’m going to take you through the 7 most popular ways of local marketing and whether they’re tax-deductible: Press Printing Cold calls Door to door Networking Advertising Events (and […]

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How To Get Good Sound For Periscope

I joined Periscope recently and one of my first actions was to make sure I got good sound for Periscope broadcasts. I’m scoping every Wednesday at 10am UK time (follow me) and you’ll know how frustrating it is as a viewer to be watching amazing value content you can’t hear properly! If you’re on Periscope, […]

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3 Ways To Do Your Accounts In The Sunshine

  Today I would like to share these 3¬†things that you can do for your tax and your accounts in your local wood or your local space. This behind me, this is my local wood and this is the most gorgeous day in spring. It is the Easter holidays and the wood is filled with […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Accounting Software

All businesses need to keep accounts. How you do that depends on your business’s legal status (limited company, sole trader etc), how much income your business has, and the number, type, and complexity of transactions.   Making The Right Choice of Accounting Software It’s a choice for what’s right for you and what’s right for […]

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Why Hiring A VA Relieves Your Accounts Overwhelm

It‚Äôs Sunday afternoon. It’s been a long week. You’re settling down to watch a film and get a rest, finally, when you spy a box sitting innocently on the corner of your coffee table. It’s a lovely box. You chose it specially. A gorgeous¬†shade of dusky pink with applique tea roses and just a hint […]

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Starting A Business As A Freelancer

Starting a business and deciding to freelance is an exciting time. It can be the first step in a new life, where you choose what matters and what’s important to you.   Whether you’re going full time, part time, with a job, without a job, while you care for children or parents, work from home […]

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Are Your Paypal Records Driving You Crazy?

Paypal is one of the best inventions of the interwebz in my opinion. It makes receiving, sending and paying safe and secure. However. Paypal is a bitch when it comes to doing your record keeping. A time sinking, stress inducing, holy mother of unicorns when will it all end bitch. I’m going to concentrate on […]

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5 Ways To Save Time Doing Your Receipts

Keeping records of your receipts can feel soooo tedious.   Can’t ¬†I just bin them dammit, I hear you cry!   All those bits of paper in my purse, wallet, pockets, handbag, everywhere! ¬†[Tweet “Receipts are a core part of your records & you’re legally obliged to keep them”] ¬†Receipts¬†are a core part of your […]

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6 Ways To Avoid Your Accounts

Some business owners are a whizz doing their accounts. They just do them. If you’re feeling, ‘really, that doesn’t happen to me’, I’m with you. Me neither. It’s not the best and most comfortable experience for doing my accounts. Which of course, MUST be done. It’s the law. I get my accounts and tax return […]

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What Is A Tax Year & Using It To Reduce Your Tax Bill

A tax year is the period of time when you are assessed for tax. What Are The Tax Year Dates? The first day of the UK tax year is 6th April. The last day is 5th April the following year. Sole traders are assessed for tax through the self assessment tax return system.¬†Your sole trader […]

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