Self Employed

How to set up a blog

How to set up a blog and write successfully Do you have a passion?  Something which rocks your world?  Then blog about it!  Having your own blog can open the door to a vast range of opportunities – indeed, chances are, whatever you want out of life, a blog can help you get it…  Write

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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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Improving your business website

Improving your business website to attract new clients or customers Attracting new clients and customers can be incredibly hard work at any time, but it’s always more worrying when you’re going through a bit of a lull. While some downtime is to be expected, it gives the ideal opportunity for businesses to refocus and generate

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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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Freelance business woman

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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fines for parents

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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