Are you thinking big enough?

Think Big launched today and was a very well received and successful event. Belinda and Lizzie delivered a great workshop full of helpful tips, facts, anecdotes and advice on how to run a successful business. They brought a room full of self-employed people together and assured them that their lonely, stressful and constant rollercoaster of a life was something they all shared. It takes a tenacious, driven, creative and resourceful individual to run a business but with the right support and mentality it can be the most rewarding and liberating experience of your life. The message today was very much:
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Resources for start-up businesses

If you are just starting your own business or expanding/taking on employees there is a lot you need to know and keep up to date with. Visit our handy downloads page to stay up to date with all the latest tax information and guidance on how to approach VAT, payroll, National Insurance contributions, self-assessment and bookkeeping. Use the links below to find out more of what you need to know: New starter checklist for Payroll https://www.abc-accounting-services.co.uk/perch/resources/basic-payroll-information.pdf  The basics of bookkeeping https://www.abc-accounting-services.co.uk/perch/resources/bookkeeping.pdf Self-Assessment explained https://www.abc-accounting-services.co.uk/perch/resources/1395927146selfassessment.pdf The basics of VAT – 2014 https://www.abc-accounting-services.co.uk/perch/resources/vat.pdf National Insurance Contributions – rates and allowances https://www.abc-accounting-services.co.uk/downloads.php 2014/15
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Pensions – What did Osborne say again?

Was it just me or did anyone else lose Osborne when he was carrying on about pensions and annuities. In fact, here were his exact words, they make a little more sense when you catch every word: ‘The tax rules around these pensions are a manifestation of a patronising view that pensioners can’t be trusted with their own pension pots. I reject that. People who have worked hard and saved hard all their lives, and done the right thing, should be trusted with their own finances. And that’s precisely what we will now do. Trust the people. Some changes will
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Local Connections

A more relaxed piece following on from the Budget article last week. We are all acutely aware of how important tax, VAT, national Insurance and PAYE are to our businesses. From the outset the two focus points for any business are: 1) Can I afford to run my own business: Accounting fees, tax and national insurance contributions, VAT quarters, premises costs, equipment costs, bank fees, employee wages…? 2) How do I get more clients/customers? ABC has always nurtured local connections and much of the success of the business has come from this relentless activity and interaction. We get transfixed with
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