So whether you are reading this midway through February, or with a month left in the year, there is a good chance that you have broken your New Years resolution.Read More
Ah, sleep. It is a highly spoken about topic, isn't it?
The thing with sleep as an entrepreneur is that it is typically the first thing that goes when you get busy.
Especially if you are managing a family life too.
And although we know how important it is, we rarely introduce a routine or a system to help us get the most out of our precious hours of shut-eye.
So, we wanted to share a sleep routine that you can integrate and blend with your lifestyle, that will help promote a good nights sleep. Let’s start with an hour before you go to sleep.Read More
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I believe you can have it all. And here is where you start.
There is, of course, a ‘but’. Well, not so much a ‘but’ rather a way in which to make it happen:
You need to choose what 'having it all' really means to you. You see, whether it is working from home and being able to be with your children, or whether it is running a successful business and travelling the world.
You need to know what is important to you, for where you are at in your life right now.
And that is not about making a sacrifice, and that is not to say your focus can never change, you just need to work out what it is that will make you happy right now.
There are a few different ways you can operate as a business here in the UK.
Using a Limited Company is one of those methods and it’s the one we’ll be focusing on in this article, from the process of starting your own Limited Company, what things you need to keep an eye on or ensure you do and finally, good practices to get up and running.
There’s also a free downloadable checklist at the bottom of this article for anyone who likes ticking things off in a regimented fashion - we got you.Read More
We all know that networking at events is big in the business world.
As the saying goes, ‘It’s not about what you know, it’s who you know’.
The thing with events is that you will always take something of value home with you (and I don’t just mean the free swag, although we really love that). Whether its knowledge and advice, motivation or community you’re looking for, events are the perfect place to go.
With the recent announcement that we are launching quarterly events, we thought it was time to let you know why we think you should be going to more events, and how you can find the good ones!Read More
Right now, as you are reading this blog post, how many things are on your to-do list? How many times have you lost your to-do list? And do you find it overwhelming?
Many of us have had those days where we are always busy but have not got a lot done, can you relate?
I used to be someone who couldn't keep track of all the things I had to do. Think about how many plates you have to keep spinning, and it is easy to see how overwhelm can creep in.
So I devised a process, which at first, may seem a little over the top, but once you start using it, it takes little effort to maintain.
Whether you are on the go but still sleep at home, whether it is a new city every night or maybe even a new country, being an on the go entrepreneur can take its toll. The results? Tiredness, lack of energy and a severe lack of time.
We totally get it; sometimes it is all about maximising that layover, minimising the time it takes to get to sleep and improving those morning rituals.
So without further a due, we are going to share our favourite products (that are all under £50) that will enhance and streamline your routine.
Being a first-time employer can be a daunting prospect at first. All the responsibility for someone else’s pay at the end of each month, outsourcing tasks or entrusting processes to people that you used to take care of yourself. The HR, legal and taxes side of things are just the tip of the iceberg.
However, at the very same time, it’s a sign of your growth, progress and the chance for your business to take the next step.
This article will focus on making sure you are compliant with HMRC, that you are keeping your payroll records together and what you need to provide to stay compliant.
They say that only 5% of startups make it to year 5. Now while there may be many factors the attribute to this, and there are many things that can affect this, I can’t quite shake the idea that a large amount of this comes down to the belief system that those 5% have.
I mean, think about it. How many people go into business unsure as to whether they will succeed? What effect do you think this has on the business? If every decision that is made is done so with a level of doubt.
In this post, we want to share with you some new beliefs, some new ways of thinking about business. These beliefs will help you in all areas of your life. So if you are ready for a new perspective, then keep on reading.
For those of you who may know me, you’ll know that I’m not an accountant.
While trying to save money for a deposit, repaying student loans, and focusing on daily spending, it can be hard to keep track of where your money’s going. Money management is essential, and there are so many smart money apps on the market to help you.
So we thought it would be fun to share our favourite money apps with you, from a non-accountants point of view.
Dealing with the USA when it comes to VAT starts to get difficult as the federal tax system does not compare to the UK’s VAT.
We go through the main scenarios you might come across when trading with the US, and what you should be doing.
Concerning the UK, for clarity, this is for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man for VAT purposes. The Channel Islands are not included.
Are you doing things the best way or are you afraid of change?
The other day I was speaking to a few entrepreneurs who were saying how uninspired they felt. They enjoy their work, but when they come to do it, they just feel… ‘meh’.
So, it got me thinking, what do I do when I feel the inevitable ‘meh’? Well, quite honestly I take a break until I feel inspired again, which doesn’t really take a long time.
When I first started my professional career, an agenda seemed like an awful formal and pretentious thing to do. I hated doing it. There was something that felt weird about being so structured. Somewhat robotic.Read More
I think the thing is with decision fatigue is that it is one of those things that people talk about quite a lot, but we do not implement it do we? We see these excellent blog posts and these inspirational people talking about all about streaming our lives and automating and outsourcing but how much of that do we then go away and use?Read More
So, 2019 is fast approaching.
We tend to look at the New Year as the time to set new intentions, make new plans and dream up new goals for the year ahead - whether that be in business or life.
And it’s great to look to the future, to manifest all of the beautiful things you dream for your life.
By writing down your goals for the year to come, you gain clarity, manifestation becomes easier, and your dreams will become your reality.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at our 5 top planners to help you manifest and achieve your goals in 2019.Read More
So do you remember that beautiful business plan that you spent hours creating? Where is it now?
When we start a new venture, we begin with a plan, more formally known as a business plan.
But what is the real purpose of that business plan? Well, if you are going corporate style, it will be most likely to secure investors. But if you are going it solo, one of the most fundamental purposes for a business plan is to serve you, the Founder.
Ah, it is that time of year fast approaching. Christmas. When do you start your gift buying process? Are you a two days before Christmas kind of person or do you have it all tied up by the end of Black Friday?
Either way, buying for an entrepreneur can be tricky. But do not worry, we have you covered. In this post, we are sharing 26 gift ideas for the entrepreneur in your life.Read More
I think it is safe to say the C word now right?
It is, of course, Christmas. But before we drown ourselves in mulled wine and mince pies, there are a few things we want to talk about. And that is the Christmas prep.
You see, I think a lot of people almost fear to have a break. Either because they are scared of their workload when they return or they are concerned about leaving it be.Read More