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Category Archives for Preparing For Growth

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’s 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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How To Balance Your Cash Flow

Cash flow is the difference between having a business and being broke. If your business – and you- can’t pay its bills when its bills are due, then you have a problem. (and to those businesses who can pay, and don’t pay, freelancers everywhere tip you into a ball pool of glitter and require you […]

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How To Stop Fear Of Visibility Keeping You Small

You know when you’re ready for growth, tired of playing small and just a teensy bit terrified that if you don’t unstick your business, you’ll stay small? When you’re really really scared how it’s going to happen and of letting yourself down? When you feel in chaos and you know you need to get up […]

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Break Through Your Money Blocks

(This is especially for you if you want to start freelancing, go to the next level, or are sick and tired of being stressed about money and you’ve finally had enough dammit!)   Hands up who wants to have more money in your life? *Raises hand* Hands up who feels frustrated because of the blocks […]

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Start Your Year With Top Gun Business Finances

I was chatting with an airline pilot at the bus stop at Heathrow. He flies 747s around the world with responsibility for the lives of thousands of passengers and millions of pounds of aircraft. Then, as if what he did for a job was nothing, he said what he did was easy compared to Navy […]

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Why Budgeting Is The Dirtiest Word In Business (YNAB Review)

Budgeting. The dirtiest word in business. [Guest post by Emma Cossey, digital media consultant, The Freelance Coach and creator of The Freelance Lifestyle E-Course] In a world that encourages us to spend, spend, spend, cutting back and sticking to a limit feels deeply….unfair. But, y’know, I’m an adult now. An adult trading as a Limited […]

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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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