My top five favourite accountants on Instagram all happen to be women. It wasn’t a conscious decision to find just women but it does seem that there are more women out there starting their own business. Maybe its the social media effect or maybe when you are so into something that is all you see.
Lately, while on Instagram, I’ve been finding quite a few accountants. My initial thought was how is this even possible? What kind of picture would you put up? Another P&L account. Maybe lots of numbers. Or Oooh! Look! The balance sheet balances!
However, these accountants are pretty normal and still somehow manage to make accounts look good on Instagram. Sometimes, I wish I was starting my own accountancy practice now as it seems like a really exciting period to be a woman and become a sole practitioner. Anyway, here’s my list of the top five (female) accountants that I have found so far:
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I’ve done it! I’ve actually got through 28 days of no sugar. It wasn’t easy though. I survived 5 birthday’s that involved saying no to cake, I survived half term outings without sweets, chocolates or biscuits, pancake day and valentine’s day.
The starting was the hardest but it got a little easier as the days went on. Here are 7 things that I discovered along the way:
Hands Free Mama is an amazing book and Rachel has a way of writing which is very emotional and very raw. The book starts with turning off your gadgets so you can spend more time with your children and partner. However, it goes into more depth and just turning off your mobile phone is not enough, you need to connect and be present for your kids. Continue reading “Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford”
Last Thursday I attended the women in tax meeting at the RSM offices in Leicester. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it be formal? Would I have to talk about anything? I’m I intelligent enough to talk about anything tax related? It has been a while since I felt proficient in tax. The most I do now are personal tax returns. And I do generally leave it till the end of the year to really worry and think about them. Continue reading “Women in Tax – Leicester”
Here are my top 5 parenting blogs and why I like them. There are so many parenting blogs that its too hard to narrow down the best 5 but I have given it a go and these are my favourite mummy bloggers! Maybe I’ll do another one later on. Continue reading “My Top 5 Parenting Blogs”
So this week would have been a good week to have had some back up blogs ready. With the tax return deadline looming and kids off being ill, it’s been a slightly hectic week and I have a feeling next week will be quite similar.
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I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching recently and I’ve read a lot of blogs and emails and books about what things you can do to make yourself happy and to realize your dreams. Well, maybe not soul searching but more focusing on what I want to do and going for it. From everything I’ve read, there are so many courses and good ideas to implement but having the time to do it all is another thing entirely. After a lot of trial and error, I’ve narrowed it down to my favorite 8 as follows:
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This is another book about starting, progressing and excelling in your chosen business.
The chapters are called steps and you have to go through each step in order. In each chapter there are tasks for you to do and at the beginning of each task, there’s a time frame as to how long that particular task should take. Continue reading “The Conquer Kit by Natalie MacNeil”
One of the best things I like to read about is inspiring stories of people (especially women) who have achieved amazing success against all odds. This book is full of motivational stories like this, starting obviously with:
Annabel Karmel – Cookbooks for healthy food ideas for babies and children at different stages of growing up. This is where I first found out about Annabel Karmel. I was all into cooking healthy nutritious food for my babies. Continue reading “A Mumpreneur Guide by Annabel Karmel”