LinkedIn? Is that you? You’ve changed!

LinkedIn? Is that you? You’ve changed!

If you’ve not been on LinkedIn for a while you’ll see it’s changed and changing. Gone are the days when it was simply an online CV full of irrelevant job opportunities and updates from people or industries that bore...
How does virtual bookkeeping work?

How does virtual bookkeeping work?

I’ve had this heading on my whiteboard for about six months ready to write an article because it must be really confusing if you’ve only ever worked on your own to do your bookkeeping or with someone very local to you. I work with a variety of clients...
Have a more productive day

Have a more productive day

I often see people online asking, ‘how do you stay focused when you’re a business owner?’. Well for starters don’t post that on Facebook and wait for the replies! Sometimes we’re our own worst enemies, putting barriers in our own way – often without realising, because...
Do you have your virtual team ready?

Do you have your virtual team ready?

The virtual world gives businesses a greater choice of people to work with, don’t you agree? ‘You don’t have to pick someone just because they turned up.’ When I became an admin manager at the National Trust this is one of the learnings that...
Earning my Keep – Bookkeeping

Earning my Keep – Bookkeeping

12 months ago I started working with a chap who has a rather large domestic property portfolio in the UK. We started working together just after the end of his 16/17 financial year, and he won’t mind me saying, his accounts were a little bit of a mess. A lot of...
Separating work and pleasure

Separating work and pleasure

After a recent holiday away from home I realised I was struggling to separate work and pleasure. It’s understandable, even if you work in a separate room it’s easy to think ‘oh I’ll just send that email’ and before you know it your mind...
What are your payment terms?

What are your payment terms?

As small business owners, we learn early on that we don’t have to work with anyone we don’t want to, that’s one of the many benefits of being your own boss. So why do so many accept less than okay payment terms? I’ve asked this question a few...

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