Which Local Marketing Expenses Are Tax-Deductible?

  Local marketing is a core marketing strategy, especially if your business is mostly face to face or geographically based. Which expenses are tax-deductible though? 😉 I’m going to take you through the 7 most popular ways of local marketing and whether they’re tax-deductible: Press Printing Cold calls Door to door Networking Advertising Events (and […]

How To Record Foreign Currency Payments in Paypal

Foreign currencies. American dollars, Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, Euro, Yen, Krona, Rand, Rupee, Baht, Peso…. (even sterling, if you didn’t know that it’s UK £, one of the world’s main trading currencies). What are foreign currency payments? How do you record foreign currency payments in Paypal? What about currency conversion & fees? How do you record […]

The New Dividend Tax For Limited Companies

Do you have a limited company? There is a new dividend tax which changes how much tax you pay as a shareholder/director when you are paid by dividends. It’s one of the biggest tax changes for business owners in years. What are dividends? What is the new dividend tax? How might the new dividend tax affect […]

Talking Numbers, Accounts & Cake On The Roots For Creativity Podcast

I love Pascale Recher’s creativity in business podcast so when she asked me to be part of it, I had to say yes! Pascale does WordPress set-up, brainstorming and accountability sessions and she’s a make up artist for film and tv, so we’ve had a few chats about the need for make up to create […]

Does Taking Your Business To The Next Level Mean A Limited Company?

You started your business – so exciting – you’ve done the graft, the emotional roller coaster, the have-I-done-the-right-thing worries, the achievement of your first client and your second, third and tenth. You’re more established now, you don’t feel quite a newbie any more. You know what you’re doing and you know where you’re going. You’ve […]

Can You Hire Friends In Your Business & Not Fall Out?

There’s so much advice about hiring friends in your business. OMG don’t do it, it’s a disaster! OMG, you’ll LOVE it, best thing I ever did! To be clear I’m talking about hiring your friend in a freelance self employed capacity here. Although a lot of the same principles apply to employed, when your friend […]