Limited Company Accounts – Do It Yourself or Hire an Accountant?

An increasing number of people are opting to work through their limited companies. The main factor behind this trend is the excitement of being one's own boss, and the changed corporate working practices. Working for one's own self sounds very liberating and thrilling. It offers freedom from fixed working hours and other restrictions involved in an employment, but it also puts more workload on you. Instead of doing a particular task as an employee, you become responsible for all the different aspects of running a company. One of key decisions…

For Entrepreneurs – A Lesson in Reverse Selling

“But I Don't Like to Sell!” How often do you hear people say they don't like selling? (Have you heard yourself say it?) From our perspective, dealing with new and wannabe entrepreneurs who, for whatever reason, are looking at starting a second career, we hear it a lot. Most have lived a sheltered work life as employees in a nine-to-five job, getting a regular paycheck. When questioned about selling, they usually have a negative picture in their mind of the stereotypical, pushy used car or insurance salesperson. What they are…

Appoint an Experienced Accountant to Improve Your Company’s Efficiency

When you decide to set up your limited company, one of the most important decisions you have to make is about hiring an accountant. Many people tend to think that in the initial years of the company, they should manage the accounts and tax matters themselves and save on the expenses. However, by thinking realistically about it, you will realize that hiring an accountancy specialist at the very beginning can be very beneficial. This relatively small investment ensures early success for your company by making it most tax-efficient and helping…

How to Turn Your Money Pond Into a Flowing River

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to share my latest insight on the spiritual practice that has made my life more beautiful and abundant than any dream I ever imagined. I'm talking about the tithing model that I've been practicing for seven years, where I contribute 10% of my income to the people, places, and organizations who have fed me spiritually, inspired me and helped me remember who I really am . If you believe the idea that what you put your attention on grows, then it might also…

How to Sell Your Own Services

Before we became entrepreneurs, many of us were out there promoting and selling for other companies, so when we started selling our own products and services, it was a rude shock how different – and difficult – it was. For instance, I was always the top sales person when I worked for Pfizer and Hewlett-Packard, but when I started to put the words and my system together to try to sell it, it was as though I'd never done sales before! I remember stumbling for the words, thinking, How could…

Budget for Saving Money and What Is Your Plan B

If you had to pull $ 750 out of your bank account right now, could you do it? If not, it is time to start thinking seriously about budgeting and saving money. For example, the National Retail Federation has determined that the average holiday shopper spends $ 738 on gifts and seasonal items. Yet according to a recent Google Consumer Survey conducted by TransUnion, 64.3 percent of Americans say they will enter the holiday spending season with no money saved. If that's you, no money saved, exactly zero savings, then…

Are You a Master of Time? Do You Get the Most Out of Your 24 Hours?

Do you ever feel there's just not enough time in the day? You try to get things accomplished but constantly get side tracked? Welcome to the real world! As much as you might like to believe this problem is unique to you, you're not alone. In fact, if you've learned how to effectively manage your time, you're in the minority. Like most things in life, we tend to make things much more difficult then they actually need to be. Pssttt … I'm going to share a little secret with you.…

Robin Emmons

WHY ROBIN EMMONS IS EXTRAORDINARY As far as Robin Emmons is concerned, she was just doing a loved one a favor by feeding him good food just like what their mother used to do. But her passion for liberating people from mindless diet soon resonated outside blood relations into an advocacy that aims to bring good food to underserved communities. Sow Much Good was borne out of her compassion for people who want to have access to fresh produce but cannot afford to do so. SOW MUCH GOOD'S MISSION According…

Outsourcing Your Writing

How Freelance Writers Can Benefit from Outsourcing Websites Not long ago freelance writers were limited to working either with publishers, various advertising or public relations agencies, or with businesses that needed specific writing work done. Unless they had previously worked for the company concerned, most writers needed to identify a need for the kind of work they had to offer. Traditional avenues were employment agencies, newspaper advertisements and word of mouth. Then along came the Internet, and all this changed. It was long before businesses of all sorts began to…

Get a Free Business Phone Number for Your Computer Repair Business

For a the last five years or so, I have had a dedicated, free business phone number for my computer repair business. It's not my cell phone number and it's not an expensive phone number through a local carrier. I use Google Voice. I was pretty hesitant to start using an internet-based phone number for my business. But it's turned out to be an excellent and very flexible resource for running and growing my business. It's still a local area code and clients who call have no clue it's a…