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How To Help Your Business When The Exchange Rate Is Low

Today I want to talk to you about how to help your business when the exchange rate is low. The exchange rate has been low for several months now and it looks like we’re in it for a while. I’m sharing 3 ways you can help your business when the exchange rate is low not […]

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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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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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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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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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How Can I Pay Less National Insurance?

National Insurance. The tax that isn’t a tax. Especially in the first few years, saving money on tax can give your business that extra money that allows you to invest in yourself. Learn how to legally and ethically save money on your National Insurance bill. For information about types of National Insurance and what you need […]

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Why Cake Is The Key Tool For Your Blogging Tax Return

You’re a professional blogger or you want to be. You enjoy cake.   You don’t enjoy doing your tax return or accounts. You prefer to have your cake and eat it.   You want a profitable successful blog on your terms. You want to know how you can do all this and have a life […]

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Are Your Expenses Naughty Or Nice?

Expenses…. often the biggest cost of a business. What’s An Expense? An expense is a cost incurred during your day-to-day business. Expenses can mount up to a lot of money and that’s money making a dent in your profits.   How Can I Save Money On My Expenses? 1.  Make A List List all your […]

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