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How to get the Perfect Work/Life Balance

Ah the work/life balance and how to get it right – one of modern life’s ubiquitous questions, and something we should be continually improving to achieve the peace of mind that comes with a happy and fulfilled life. There is no “one size fits...

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The guilt of the working mum – Part 2

Julia writes… I took a career break after my second child was born. I’d gone back to work when my first-born was almost a year and the experience of working 4 days a week with my baby in nursery was definitely not for me! That career break...

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The Guilt of the Working Mum – Part 1

Jacqui writes… You are a Mum, and you work – you will always feel a little bit guilty – like you will always care and worry about your children – it comes with the territory! The trick is to get the balance right so you are content that all your...

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How to be your own Finance Director

When you are running your own business you have to wear many hats. This is undoubtedly true at the start. But even when you start to grow, and maybe even employ a couple of people, you will probably still be doing most of the ‘top jobs’, jobs for...

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Is it ‘Cash book’ or ‘Cashbook’?

Bet you’ve never even thought of it – whether it should be ‘Cash book’ or ‘Cashbook’ have you? Neither had we until we wondered for our SEO! Well, relax and read on – you needn’t have sleepless nights wondering which it should be – we’ve done a...

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VAT – You’re just a tax collector

So you hit the turnover threshold and register for VAT. What does this mean? Up to now VAT has just been a cost to you. You and your business have charged it on what you buy and it has simply been an extra amount of cash you have had to pay for...

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5 Essential Tips when Starting a Business

So you’ve decided to take the plunge! You’ve got it sorted in your head that you’re leaving your job. You’re starting a business…it truly is a daunting task, there are so many things to remember to do! Here’s 5 practical tips for when you’re...

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What is a journal?

Routine accounting transactions tend to be bank/cash payments or receipts (money in) and in a ledger system purchase or sales ledger invoice postings. These will comprise the bulk of day to day entries used to record the activities of a business...

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