Self Employed

Tips for a productive morning

Being productive in a morning can be difficult. As a freelance writer, it’s crucial that I get a big chunk of my work done before noon. If I don’t get my work done early in the day, I’m going to fall behind and will undoubtedly end up feeling overwhelmed. Unfortunately though, I am not a morning

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How to recruit the right staff for your business

Recruiting the right staff can have huge benefits for your company. However, getting it wrong could mean you waste both valuable time and money. Here are a few tips on how to recruit the right staff for your business. Understand what you’re looking for Before you jump into hunting for the right employee, you need

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How to turn your hobby into a career

Think of your very favourite past time, the activity you turn to for fun when work is finished and all your chores are done. Now imagine that this activity is your job – wouldn’t that be fab?! Who hasn’t fantasised about getting up each morning and dreamily going about the day doing the things you

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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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Making a career change

How to take a leap in the right direction A change of career can mean going for that high-powered managerial position, starting your own business or perhaps finally following a vocation to teach.  With the advent of later state pensions, working lives are now likely to last until at least the age of 67, so

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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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