You can’t start a business with no money at all, but you can do a lot with just a few hundred pounds or dollars. If you’re thinking “but I haven’t got a few hundred pounds!” then read on because I’ve got some ways you can raise your start-up funding… 1. Sell some of the unwanted [...]
For many of us, driving is a necessary part of our everyday lives. But with the average car costing us around £3,000 per year, it can be a highly expensive necessity. However, with a bit of careful driving, the right car and the right car insurance, you can ease the cost of driving considerably. So [...]
On Monday I wrote about why cashflow is something you need to watch, however small your business may be. In fact, poor cashflow can kill an otherwise healthy business. Since the recession hit us a few years back, all the talk has been about customers not spending enough. But if they do place orders and [...]
One of the great things about running a solo or micro business is that your accounts don’t have to be anything like as complex as they would be for a larger business. But it can be hard to know where you can sensibly take short cuts and where they could lead you into trouble later [...]
This post could could stop you from getting into trouble! Last week I got into a debate with a self-employed friend: she was convinced that as a sole trader she could consider childcare to be a business expense. After all, she needed the childcare to be able to work. On the other hand, I was [...]
According to this infographic from Money Supermarket, it’s £30,032. Happy Mothers’ Day!
Self-employed mothers have come a long way since the old days when earning pin money was their only option. Some women are earning more than their partners and most are concerned about taking care of themselves financially after they’ve retired. With many of us expected to live to 90 it could be a long retirement, [...]