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By Andrew Woodhouse

Whether you’re a brand new business or an industry stalwart – you need to take your marketing online. Why? Well, here’s six big reasons, in no particular order: Your online presence is permanent You won’t always be sat at a stall in a Trade Fair. The advert you’re running won’t…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

P11D is a tax form for expenses and benefits that needs to be filed by employers of nearly all business sizes. To fill it in, you’ll need to calculate the cash equivalent of benefits and expenses you’ve provided during the tax year. We explain how to do this further down.…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

The first year of running your small business will go by in a blur. There’s a lot to do, and it’s got to be done right first time. Fortunately, there’s plenty of advice and software available to help every entrepreneur get going. Wondering where you’ll start? Here are some of…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

Learning to prioritise your workload is a key skill for everyone, in every profession. If you’re self-employed or a small business owner, it’s especially important to prioritise as you’re always doing so many things at once. We know it can seem overwhelming at times, especially when something goes wrong and…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

A record-breaking 657,790 new businesses were founded in the UK last year but in five years’ time, only half of them will still be trading. Odds like that make you wonder whether it’s worth the risk involved in setting up your own business. However… there’s a vast number of UK-born…

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By Emma Raftery

Waiting for your invoices to be paid can be a real drag, as can making them look professional enough to send out in the first place. A professional invoice should have your company logo, name and address on and should be well presented and easy to read – this can…

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By Emma Raftery

If you’re thinking of starting your own business you’ve come to the right place. Whether you have run a business before, just left school or retired these tips will help you get your start-up up and running.   Get a mentor No one is born an expert in everything and…

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By Emma Raftery

Have you heard that KashFlow now has a mobile app? With KashFlowGo you can keep your business in your pocket and manage your finances wherever you are.  Perfect for sole traders and small business owners you can create and send invoices and quotes and view a snapshot of your finances…

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By Emma Raftery

An effective payments strategy is integral to the success and growth of a business with over three quarters of UK businesses suffering from late and non-payment of invoices. This can be a death grip to small businesses who rely on fast payments to keep their business afloat. A scary 76%…

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By Emma Raftery

Starting your own business can be exciting, worrying and stressful and it is important to understand the implications of your decisions and do thorough research before making the jump. The following tips should help you make the best decisions for your business. Sole Trader or Limited Company? Whether you will…

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By Graham Crothers

It’s a question that plays on the mind of many a small business owner – how exactly do you achieve success? One trick is to think the way the most successful people think and adopt the same habits they have. Here are four characteristics of successful people that you can…

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By Graham Crothers

Digital nomads make a full-time living from their laptop, allowing them to work from anywhere, whether that’s their living room or a Wi-Fi enabled coffee shop. Digital nomads can be freelancers, bloggers, entrepreneurs and full-time employees who work exclusively online. For the right person, the digital nomad lifestyle is awesome. For the…

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By Graham Crothers

Making the move from sole trader to limited company is not as difficult as you may think it is. Starting up in business as a limited company involves a more complex formation process, and the financial and administrative responsibilities of running a limited company are certainly greater than those of a…

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By Graham Crothers

Whatever the reason for hiring an apprentice – whether that’s to grow your team whilst keeping staff costs down or freeing up your existing workforce so they can do what they do best – there’s procedures every small business should follow when hiring. An apprentice can be aged 16 or…

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By Emma Raftery

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are speaking with successful women who have started their own business and are happy to pass their tips and advice on to others. In today’s blog we speak with Olivia Knight, the founder of Patchwork, a website that lets friends contribute cash, time and…

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