A fresh start for freelancers: 6 New Year’s resolutions for the self-employed – Guest post from FreeAgent

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Your personal resolve to keep up that workout routine might be fading, but it’s never too late to make achievable resolutions for your small business! January is still an excellent time to review your progress in the previous year, and think about what goals you want to achieve in the coming year.

Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant at award-winning accounting software FreeAgent, suggests six straightforward resolutions to help your small businesses bloom in 2018.

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Give your business a workout

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Give your business a workout!

We all know the promises we make at the start of the year to get in shape, feel fitter and be stronger, but do you think about your business in the same way? Forget signing up to the gym, give your business a workout instead and get a head-start to 2018. Ready, set, go!

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What’s your business’s most important asset? It’s probably not what you think

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When asked, “What is your most important asset?” most company owners that we asked said it was their business or their properties. However, at Interlife we would disagree. We believe your health is a much more valuable asset. Ask yourself this, if your health deteriorated and you were unable to work, would your business continue, and would you be able to afford to pay your loans? This starts the business protection discussion. Continue reading

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An interview with Latif Baluch and Ramy Al Kadhi from Calio

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In the age of social media, putting aside real time for friends can feel a little, well, old-fashioned. Latif Baluch and Ramy Al Kadhi want to change this with Calio, an all-encompassing calendar app for your phone that makes organising get-togethers simple (we’re always big fans of that). We caught up with the guys last month to see how business was going. Continue reading

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What happens if I miss my Confirmation Statement or Annual Accounts deadline?

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All limited need to file a Confirmation Statement and Annual Accounts on a yearly basis. Even if they’ve never traded. But what happens if you miss the deadline? In this blog post we look at the implications of filing your Confirmation Statement or Annual Account late (or don’t file them at all). Continue reading

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10 resolutions for entrepreneurs to action in 2018

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2018 Goals

The end of the year is always a good time to reflect on achievements from the last 12 months. But the pressure we put on ourselves to fulfill promises for the next year often fall to the wayside after a few weeks of effort. So we’re sharing 10 small resolutions that you can easily implement in your business that could mean big things. Make these your resolutions, then go forth and action them in 2018!

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Not convinced by coworking? Here are 5 reasons to get onboard

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Coworking has fast become big business, and it’s only prescribed to get bigger. According to Small Business Labs, the amount of people coworking will rise to 4m by 2020, compared to the still hefty 1m in 2016. The way that people work is changing, in fact, do a quick google on flexible working and you’ll find a number of reports about the future of working that cite ‘flexibility’ as a top priority. At Work Hub MadeSimple we think that’s terrific. And not just because it’s good for business. There are many benefits – so here are just five reasons to get onboard with the coworking revolution. Continue reading

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4 ways to protect your limited company from fraud

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With Halloween here, it’s understandable if you’re a little more fearful than normal. After all, who knows what ghouls and ghosts lurk in the darkness? However, in this blog post we’re looking at a far more realistic threat – company fraud. When it comes to business it always pays to be cautious. With that in mind, here are four ways you can protect your limited company from the all-too-real threat of fraudsters and other unscrupulous types. Ignore at your peril… Continue reading

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How to get the best out of your meetings

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Meeting Blog

Meetings are invaluable for turning ideas into plans of action and collaborating with others on projects, but have you ever wondered if you could be getting more out of them? We’ve all felt tired and uninterested during a meeting at some point, so perhaps it’s time to use that hour (or more) to your benefit. Whether you’re a note-taker or a listener (or an occasional doodler) we have the answer to make meetings more productive.

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