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More effort is placed on energy efficiency than contract management—and that’s costing you dearly. Remarkably, more businesses spend large amounts of time and money developing initiatives to become more energy efficient than managing their gas and electricity contract costs. That’s not to say that efficiency measures are a waste of…

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Unpaid invoices are more of a problem than many people realise. If unchecked, these can lead to financial loss, redundancies, or even bankruptcy. To discuss the issue, Liz Parsons – working with World First – looks into how to prevent these from ever occurring. It may be a key part…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

If you’re self-employed, it’s your responsibility to pay tax and National Insurance for yourself. This can be a scary responsibility, and sometimes quite confusing. To help you understand the shape of the UK tax system, and how you fit into it as self-employed, we’ve written this blog on tax and…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

If you’re looking for an easy way to do your accounts, then you’ve probably read about cloud accounting. Over a quarter of UK SMEs now use cloud accounting due to its benefits in security, flexibility and reduced overheads. But what is it, exactly?   What is the cloud? The cloud…

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Fire Protection Online is the ‘Amazon’ of the fire protection world, offering quality products and service at unbeatable prices. They are also committed to helping simplify the fire safety so everyone is better protected. Stuart Collyer, Staff Writer at Fire Protection Online, is here to help you get your business…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

When you’re self-employed, creating a pension can be easy to forget about. But with the State Pension predicted to pay out just £8,000 a year and retirement ages changing, it’s becoming increasingly important to make plans for your future. Pensions can be a daunting topic, especially if it’s not something…

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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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The alternative finance sector is a fast growing industry. In 2012 it lent £267 million, in 2014 that had risen to £1.74 billion. The forecasts suggest that this will double again in 2015. MarketInvoice, one of the most established and biggest alternative finance platforms in the world, breaks down the…

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By Alex B

KashFlow customer Mike Searle Photography says our software is helping him win business thanks to the way we make his accounting admin much easier to manage. Less time doing the books and manually creating quotes and invoices, means more time to focus on success. Reducing the burden that admin can…

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