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[ 28 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
money

Do you earn extra money alongside your regular job? Did you know that this income is most likely a taxable income, and should be declared on a Self Assessment Tax Return?
What counts as a second income?
A second income could come from:

consultancy fees, eg for providing training
organising parties and events
providing services like taxi driving, hairdressing or fitness training
making and selling craft items
buying and selling goods, eg at market stalls or car boot sales

It is quite common for people to believe that they have a ‘hobby’, when in actual fact they are …

business, finance, Mumpreneur Profiles, retraining, run your own business, start ups »

[ 27 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
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Business woman and Financial Planner, Rebecca Robertson, has launched a national female financial advisor firm for the everyday women.
With financial adviser roles being dominated by men, the company’s goal is to create more opportunity for women by creating a franchise, through which women can set up their own advisory business with full support and training, and in turn provide female clients and their family’s advice on their finances.
In September the firm ran their first training course with three new advisers, growing the team to 6. Nadine Monks from Medway is …

business, business planning, finance »

[ 17 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Shweta Jhajharia

Running a business often means taking risks – but these shouldn’t be random risks. They need to be calculated – in other words you need to ensure they actually aren’t that risky at all!
Shweta Jhajharia founder of The London Coaching Group suggests there are three things you must learn in order to reduce risk:
1)    Learn the Language of Numbers
Businesses don’t speak in English – they speak in numbers.
Profit, Sales, Cash Flow Receivables, Assets, Equity, ROI, Average Value Sale, and Conversion Rate. These are the words – and numbers – that …

business, finance »

[ 9 Sep 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, finance »

[ 28 Jul 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 planning, finance »

[ 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 …