Author: Nick Roberts

SHOULD YOU BECOME SELF-EMPLOYED?

The number of self-employed in the UK continues to grow and is now about 5 million people. So why has this growth taken place? Typically, there are many advantages in being self-employed:   You become your own boss, answering only to yourself and your clients. You control what work you do and how you do it, implementing your own systems and procedures. When you’re employed, if it goes wrong, you get the blame, but if things go well, your boss takes the credit!   You can fit your work around your lifestyle and family. These days most people want...

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Keep Your Accounting Organised

When it comes to running your own business, it’s essential to keep your record keeping and accounting organised and as with all aspects of business, maintain good systems. Let’s have a look at some simple steps you can take to help keep your accounting organised. Structure your bank accounts Mixing up business and private transactions in your bank accounts is a recipe for disaster. Always use a separate business bank account for your business transactions whilst private bank accounts should be kept wholly for private transactions. Always carry both bank cards with you so you can use the correct bank account....

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