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Category Archives for Preparing For Growth

Demystify Limited Companies Workshop

  Demystify Limited Companies Workshop     How would you feel if: You felt clear about the right time to change your sole trader business into a limited company You felt clear whether a limited company is the right choice for your new business You felt clear about your limited company’s legal obligations, how you’re paid and […]

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Getting Paid As A Limited Company

This is the 9th article in a 10 part series covering all aspects of getting paid as a business. Read more: Starting A Business, Professional Payment Procedures, Ways For People To Give You Money, Late Payments & Not Getting Paid, Getting Paid Faster & On Time, Profit & Tax, Maintaining A Money Mindset, Getting Paid As A Sole […]

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What Is Class 1 National Insurance?

  National Insurance is one of the most confusing tax subjects when you start a business – and even a lot later! National Insurance (NI) is the tax that isn’t called a tax and it comes in many flavours. Even the government gets its knickers in a twist about Class 1 National Insurance. This article […]

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5 Ways To Instantly Upgrade Your Business

Having a great freelancing business that you love and supports you financially and emotionally is more than how much profit you make. You need a business that nourishes you, nurtures you and supports you to be the person you want to be, as well as the person you already are. Upgrading your business is how […]

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7 Ways You May Be Addicted To Feeling Bad At Numbers

  Do you feel bad at numbers? If you do, you’re not alone (insert statistic here). Are you squeaking inside ‘how dare she say I’m addicted? Cheeky mare!’ Let me ask you a question. Do you feel bad at numbers or do you need help with numbers? There is a big difference.   7 Ways […]

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How To Get Featured In The National Press

This year I was featured in the Daily Mail, one of the UK’s national newspapers. It’s the world’s biggest online English language newspaper site and the print edition has one of the biggest circulations in the UK (source). How did I do it, and more importantly, how you can do it too.   Step 1: […]

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My Experience Of A Daily Mail Photoshoot

It’s the goal of a lot of businesses to be in a national newspaper. When I got my opportunity this year, it involved having a photoshoot for the Daily Mail in my home. Here’s my experience.   My Daily Mail Photoshoot: Why I said Yes (Or my answer to everyone who asked why I said […]

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5 Ways To Save Money On Bank & Paypal Charges

Today I am typing up financial transactions for my business into my spreadsheet (get your free spreadsheet). I am celebrating that last December I made my best ever month in my business (champagne, please)! I am shocked how much money I paid in bank and payment provider fees. I knew they were there, I didn’t […]

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What Is A Personal Income Tax Allowance?

Let’s start with simple. My personal allowance for cake is 1 small slice per sitting. Now for you, your personal cake allowance may become 3 slices if you haven’t had cake for 2 days. HMRC have a stricter policy and you only have one personal tax allowance per year, no negotiations. In fact, when you make […]

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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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