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Finding a good bookkeeper

Finding a bookkeeper might seem like a pretty straight forward task, but it’s finding a good bookkeeper that can be the tricky part. Some companies might believe that plonking someone in front of a computer screen and getting them to input numbers from various documents with little understanding of what they are doing is all

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VAT guide for your business

When your business reaches the stage where it has to start paying Value Added Tax (VAT), it can be quite complicated to understand. Your business needs to earn a set sum of money before it has to start paying VAT. Unlike other types of tax, this one is collected by registered businesses on behalf of

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New business mistakes

How to avoid the common pitfalls Starting up your own business can be an exciting, but also a complicated, period. It’s important that you get everything right in the beginning, as mistakes can lead to major issues with the business. It doesn’t matter how prepared you are, people will always make mistakes. However, here are

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Calculating the value of your business

Calculating the value of your business is essential if you want to sell it or seek an investor. Even if you don’t plan on selling, it’s still good to know how much your business is currently worth. Once you know, you can then put a strategy into place to increase its market value. Despite its

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Registering as a Freelancer

With the economic downturn more people have decided to start up their own business. One of the simplest forms is to become a freelancer, which involves no registration costs and minimal administration. If you’re considering becoming a freelancer, what areas do you need to be aware of? Before you start your business, there are some

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Thinking of home schooling?

Put quite simply you are legally required to ensure your child is engaged in full time education, relative to their age and ability, however you are not required to send your child to state school. This opens the door for home schooling and gives some parents the chance to educate their children themselves. Whether the

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