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So I’ve actually gone and done it.

As of now (well, 12th November) I am a business owner, creative director, sole trader, driving force, general dogsbody and businessmum.   504 more words

Focusing On 'Me'

Some brutal honesty for those lacking motivation

Here at Laura Smith Writer HQ things have reached a bit of a slump lately. I’m sure every piece of start-up and business advice would go against admitting that. 710 more words


Record keeping

What are records? The importance of record keeping? How to maintain your records? How long do I need to keep them?
What are records?
Every business owner has some sort of paperwork associated with their trade, detailing the income they have earned and the expenses they have incurred. 266 more words

The problematic mush of personal and business transactions

Mixing Personal and Business Transactions is becoming problematic for bookkeepers and accountants.

It is also a financial issue for the business owner. If your current bookkeeper and/or accountant ignores the issue, be wary. 205 more words


Taking the plunge?

Had enough of lining someone else’s pockets? Decided to reap the benefits of all your hard work and become self employed? Once the decision has been made, “taking the plunge” may be easy, but have you considered what else is involved? 274 more words

What are the Pros and Cons of Limited Companies?

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What is a Limited Company?

A limited company is an organisation that you can set up to run your business – it’s responsible in its own right for everything it does and its finances are separate to your personal finances. 274 more words

Bicknell Business Adviser

How do you become self employed?

The UK saw the fastest growth in self-employment in Western Europe in 2014, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

The number of self-employed workers rose by 8%, faster than any other Western European economy, and outpaced by only a handful of countries in Southern and Eastern Europe. 527 more words

Bicknell Business Adviser