The 7 Year Cycle

As I’m sitting on the train back from London for what could be the last time in a very long time, it’s starting to feel like an end of an era. Working from home, for a company in London, has been the best thing I have had in a long time, and looking through my CV, it is also the longest job I have had to date.

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Quarter 3 Planner – Free download and possibly the last one

It’s that time of the year again when I am planning on how to conqueror the next quarter in the most efficient way. With this in mind, I have created a new planner to cover the next three months. The majority of the next three  months will be the school holidays. It is the first one where I will be in an employed job so this will be interesting. Continue reading “Quarter 3 Planner – Free download and possibly the last one”

Digital Retox Course

Digital Retox is a course delivered by Digital Mums, a social media training company that is specifically aimed at mums to make them work ready and still have the flexibility of working from home.

Every year when the social media manager course comes up on my emails asking if I want to do it, I contemplate, decide that I’m not really ready for this and then watch the price go up.  They created a new pilot course but I still didn’t do it, they created another pilot course and this time I jumped at the chance.  I’m so glad I did as it was a really interesting course and it was quite nice to talk to people on google hangouts and see them and realise that it is quite possible to work remotely and still be connected. Continue reading “Digital Retox Course”

My Top 5 Accountants on Instagram

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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What is blogging?

Nowadays, blogging can mean so much.  The word actually means a web log which is basically a diary entry onto the web. However, since the first ever blog in 1994 by Justin Hall, blogging has gone from being a diary for students, mums, parents, travelers, chefs, showcasing your hobby to becoming a business in itself as well as businesses using blogs for their websites and products and services. Continue reading “What is blogging?”

15 simple steps to create a filing system for your accounts paperwork

These 15 simple steps to create a filing system for your accounts paperwork are aimed at self employed sole traders. You need to keep paperwork for at least 10 years in case you ever get an enquiry from HMRC. Being organised can help your accountant turnover the work faster and also resolve HMRC enquires faster, if you were ever in that situation. Continue reading “15 simple steps to create a filing system for your accounts paperwork”

How to make your own planner

It’s that time of the year when I start planning what I am going to do for the next quarter and as usual I have created my own planner.

There is a link to buy the planner below, however, because I can’t ever find a planner that I am truly happy with, I decided to have a go at helping you create your own planner. Quarterly planners are easier to start off with as it gives you a chance to change it again if there is something that you are not happy with. Continue reading “How to make your own planner”