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[ 20 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

By Jonathan Amponsah, The Tax Guys
If you’re running a small business as a sole trader, a partnership or through a limited company you might well be missing out by failing to realise the extent of expenses that can be claimed against income.
 Of course HMRC expects you to claim the expenses that are incurred “wholly and exclusively” for the purpose of your business. Rent and rates, insurance, salaries etc.
But, what are the opportunities for “other expenses” with a personal element specifically education, training and holidays?
School fees
The directors of a company may …

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[ 19 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

Striking out on your own and not working for somebody is an exciting thought for many. The sense of adventure and the prospect of making more money drive many entrepreneurs. But before you take the high road to success as a self-employed businessperson, you need to ensure that you have done the small and mundane things right. You need to fulfil legal and tax responsibilities so that your fledgling business can function smoothly.

Choose an appropriate business type – It could be an LLC or a limited company. Once you have …

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[ 16 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

Working women in the UK feel they face a number of challenges to make their voice heard in business environments, according to new research.
A study conducted by RADA in Business, the commercial subsidiary of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art which provides communication skills training for corporate individuals, found that just 8% of women find it easy to make their voice heard at work. In comparison, 15% of men reported being able to express themselves with ease within a work environment.
The research also revealed that women are 68% more likely …

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[ 11 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

You have got a brilliant idea for a start up, you believe in it and feel that it can work. So far, so good. But, did you know that 90% of start-ups fail?
This is a huge number but you shouldn’t let it discourage you, if anything this should encourage you to work harder because you know that to grow your company and become part of the other 10% you need to learn from these mistakes.
To help you, here are six lessons on how to grow your business so that you …

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[ 4 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

Creating a successful start up is hard. The ingredients for success are laid out and readily available, but new research has revealed that the biggest obstacle that smallbusiness owners are constantly facing is poor time management. It’s suggested that this contributes hugely to a large portion ofthe 90% of start-ups that fail within the first 5 years.
The findings come from Instantprint’s survey to 500 small business owners, and the results are staggering. In an average week, a typical business owner is finding only 12 hours to pursue activities dedicated to …

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[ 2 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

If you run a business, ensuring that funds are deposited into your account on time is vital. For most  business owners, funds from their clients or customers are essential for paying company bills and ensuring that the cash flow of their business is running smoothly. However, as any business owner will know, payments are not always prompt.
Clients can forget or sometimes even downright refuse to pay, funds can take longer than expected to be transferred, and other issues can crop up and cause havoc with cash flow. Thankfully, there are …

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[ 28 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Whether you’re in your first year of your degree, writing your dissertation for your final year, or have even returned to university to study for a master’s degree or other postgraduate qualification, dealing with the workload of studying for a university degree can be a lot of hard work. Along with that, many students have to juggle writing assignments and sitting exams with working part-time and gaining relevant work experience to help them get the career that they want after graduation.
As a university student, it’s not uncommon to feel like …

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[ 22 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Technology and the ways we use it is set to disrupt society and business in dramatic ways. So, what can we do today to mitigate the risks of tomorrow?
Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells and Alexandra Whittington of Fast Future believe there are five actions governments should take now to prepare for the technological disruptions of the next twenty years:

Rethink education at every level

Success in the future will require a smart, adaptable and highly educated workforce. Indeed, many commentators and some governments anticipate that within a decade, most new jobs will require …

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[ 13 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Marketing isn’t cheap, so it’s understandable that business owners look for value for money. And that leads many to pursue a strategy that targets a large audience. Which can be a mistake, says Shweta Jhajharia of The London Coaching Group
Imagine you sell petrol lawnmowers. You might be tempted to target people with an interest in gardening. But some enthusiastic gardeners live in flats and their gardening takes place on an allotment. Others have paved over their lawns to create a parking space and their gardening is limited to raised beds …

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[ 12 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Ann McCracken, author of How To Get Back Your Mojo

For busy working parents, the start of term can be a relief as routine returns to the household. But term has started and you’re still feeling worn out! If you feel you have lost your spark or ‘Mojo’ after six weeks of juggling, here are a few tips to help get your Mojo back:

Plan your meals for the week. This may sound a really boring piece of advice, however stocking your store cupboard and freezer with the ingredients …