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[ 8 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Mary Waring

 
By Mary Waring author of ‘The Wealthy Woman’
 Have you ever decided that you want to take more control of your finances, but you don’t really know where to start?  Or perhaps you have started a business in order to bring more money into the family, and yet, every month still seems to be tight financially.
Below are the steps you can take to improve your wealth – whether you have just started a business from your kitchen table or are already running a successful mumpreneur company. Follow each one on a …

benefits, finance, house and home »

[ 30 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]
money

Do you think your bank is offering you all the benefits you need? Are you getting a decent rate of interest on your current account? And do you know how a cash ISA can help you keep more of the interest that you earn?
We recently switched back accounts after 18 years with the same bank and it is really paying off. Read on to find out how you could switch and gain £ each month.
1.Switching bank accounts is much easier than it used to be. Shop around for a good deal. …

business, business mums news, business planning, finance »

[ 21 May 2014 | No Comment ]
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Property investment is a great way to make your personal financial reserves work hard to you – now and in retirement. However there is a lot of hype and many myths surrounding property investment. So what works? And what doesn’t?
Vicki Wusche, author of ‘Make more money from property’, looks at the10 crucial factors that will guarantee you make money when investing in property – whether you run your portfolio as a full time business or a ‘money on the side’ micro-business:

Be clear on your objectives. Are you looking for cash …

business, finance »

[ 18 May 2014 | No Comment ]
Accounting help #freelancers #startups #solopreneurs

Crunch is a groundbreaking online accountancy firm for freelancers, contractors and small businesses. By combining accredited, award-winning in-house accountants with internally-developed cloud software, Crunch delivers a complete business accountancy service for a flat monthly fee. No costly extras, your own personal account manager, and maximum tax efficiency. Crunch’s monthly fee of £59.50+VAT includes:

Unlimited access to your own account manager and a team of accredited accountants
Access to our simple, real-time online accounting software to help you stay on top of your finances
Year end filings, Corporation Tax and VAT returns all included …

business, business mums news, business planning, finance »

[ 14 May 2014 | No Comment ]
Portrait of Dave Millett

Like all technical industries, telecoms’ has a language of its own and it also has many tricks of the trade that can sucker business owners into making expensive mistakes.
So what should you look out for? Dave Millett of independent telecoms consultancy Equinox has some advice:
1)    Capped call prices (a bit like ‘all you can eat’ restaurants) appear to be a great deal but these deals usually have a high minimum charge, so unless your average call duration is three to four times the national average it’s likely to cost you …

business, finance »

[ 8 May 2014 | No Comment ]
Is it time to get a company car for your business?

For many mums who run their own business, a company car isn’t at all high on their list of priorities, but for some business owners having a vehicle for business will make total sense.
The clearest reason to invest, by buying or leasing a company care, is if you regularly need to transport materials, product or equipment for your business. Using your own vehicle can work up to a point for small items, and you can claim your mileage as an expense, but extra use for business will put extra wear …

business, finance, Headline »

[ 26 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]
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With so many different income streams, it can be very hard to know what is taxable, and therefore needs to be declared.  Below is a list from accountant Kellie Knight
 TAXABLE INCOME
Income from employment
This Includes income from full, part-time and temporary employment, and if you get any benefits from your employer these may also be taxable.
Income from self employment/partnerships
Profits you make from working for yourself as a sole trader or partner.  This income will generally need to be recorded with a set of financial statements.
Pension income
This includes, State Pension, Personal or …

business, finance »

[ 12 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]
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Crunch is a groundbreaking online accountancy firm for freelancers, contractors and small businesses. By combining accredited, award-winning in-house accountants with internally-developed cloud software, Crunch delivers a complete business accountancy service for a flat monthly fee. No costly extras, your own personal account manager, and maximum tax efficiency. Crunch’s monthly fee of £59.50+VAT includes:

Unlimited access to your own account manager and a team of accredited accountants
Access to our simple, real-time online accounting software to help you stay on top of your finances
Year end filings, Corporation Tax and VAT returns all included …

benefits, finance, grants »

[ 21 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]
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The Valuing Maternity Campaign Coalition is deeply concerned about the cuts to social security for pregnant women and new mothers. Having a baby is one of the most financially precarious times for families and we want to stop the roll-back of welfare. The group is asking people to help it gather evidence to campaign for change by taking a survey about how this has impacted your life.
If you’re pregnant or a new mum, share your views here at the Valuing Maternity Cutbacks Calculator.

business, enterprise, finance, flexible work, franchises, Headline »

[ 20 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]
Financing a franchise: information article from Family Friendly Working #franchising #mumsinbusiness

Money money money
If you are selecting a franchise, find out how the price of the franchise has changed over time. If the franchisor has been able to raise their prices then the franchise is becoming more valuable: conversely, a drop in prices could indicate that the business is not taking off. It pays to go through the finances in detail. Look at how much it would cost you to set up a similar business without the support of the franchisor. Could you pay for other professional support with the money …