Communication is the cornerstone of all great business relationships. However, communication as a skill has become increasingly difficult to master in the digital age. In this blog, we’re going to clue you in on 7 simple email writing hacks that can help you become a more effective communicator.
Ian Spectre came up with this idea while he was going through his old record collection. Back in the day he bore a striking resemblance to David Essex (as he repeatedly tells his colleagues and anyone else he corners), his fav track to air-guitar out to was always ‘Gonna Make You A Star’. That’s why he was so supportive of the HMRC’s STAR acronym.
Last week the Government launched the new Lifetime Isa, offering a maximum £1,000 cash for FREE every year – yep, you read that right! So what do you have to do to get in on all of this free cash flying around, and is it right for you? Read on to learn more…
Occasionally HMRC have been recognised for their less than cooperative ways, perhaps reminding us of someone who’s stuck in their ways and unpleasantly forceful? Well they’re at it again and their toddler-tantrum demands are going to affect you, so listen up…
Back in the 1990’s when HMRC was known as the Inland Revenue, Hector the Tax Inspector started appearing on our TVs and in newspapers to promote self assessment.
Today’s blog is going to be focussed on visual presentation skills. Good public speaking skills are important if you plan to present in-person, but if you’re developing a visual or written aid to go along with your presentation there are a whole range of other considerations for you to make.
So you’re due to give a presentation, and even the most seasoned presenter will tell you, preparation is key. But in this blog we explore the public speaking tips and tricks from the pros that really work. Practicing these could help to boost your career.
Today (8th March 2017) Philip Hammond announced the Spring Budget at the House of Commons. This year’s Brexit-conscious budget will have a significant impact for SMEs, contractors, freelancers and the self-employed. In this blog we’ll be taking a closer look at 7 key points that your business needs to prepare for.
For most contractors, the VAT Flat Rate Scheme will be increasing to 16.5%. You need to consider de-registering from the VAT Flat Rate Scheme at the right time to minimise your losses, read on to find out how.
Whether you’ve decided 2017 is the year you’re jumping into the world of self-employment or you’ve been living the gig lifestyle for a while now, 2017 is the year that you should set aside a marketing budget, and we’ll explore why in this blog.