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.
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.
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.
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
Time is a precious resource that is so often wasted. But, we do not think people waste time intentionally.
It just seems that time management (along with other things) is never widely taught to us.
And while we are not entirely onboard with the saying: "time is money" (there are so many things we dislike about that saying). Time is opportunity.
So with that being said, time management is an incredible skill to acquire. But the question is: how?Read More
Selling is simple. All you need to do is create something someone needs and then tell them about it. We have said this before, and we will say it again. It is just a straightforward way to look at a typically complicated process.
But today we are going to focus on the latter. The ‘telling them about it’ part. This mostly comes down to creating brand presence. Ideally, when you approach someone whether that is in person or through an advert, you want them to hear of you, or be familiar with your brand.Read More
The entrepreneur’s journey is a well-known one nowadays. It starts with an idea never before conceived, a genuine insight borne out of a unique perspective. And it ends… well, there’s a long way to go before the journey ends in either success or failure.
In the middle, there is the struggle. A struggle to take the idea and make it into a reality. Hiring a team, building a product, and making sales. These are the core activities that dominate the brains of the leadership team. HR documentation and regulation compliance... not so much.
And fair enough, it’s not likely to be the thing that makes or breaks the business. But it is crucial - for the following 3 reasons.Read More
Creating a business is scary.
So in this post, we want to share with you how not be affected by others opinions. Because mental resilience is such an important muscle to exercise. Starting with you…Read More
We get it; business is scary. There is so much to think about it. From clients to employees, even your email can be a daunting place.
The fear that you are feeling is something you have learnt. You have learnt this fear. You were not born with it.
In this post, we are going to look at some of the most common fears in business, and we are going to give you another option. An alternative way of thinking.Read More