The 10 key money areas to consider in your first 10 months in businessRunning your own business is taking a leap of faith out of your comfort zone. So what are the 10 key money areas to think about?Read more
Would you score 10 out of 10 on your business finances?Understanding your business finances can mean the difference between success and failure. Would you score 10 out of 10?Read more
Ready and raring to goWe’ve come a long way since we started in 2011 – time to take stock, and look at where to go next.Read more
VAT threshold and other key VAT informationAre you confused about VAT? This fab infographic gives you the VAT threshold and moreRead more
Top 5 limited company landminesIts easy to get things wrong once you’ve set up a limited company. Make sure you avoid my top 5 limited company landmines!Read more
Are you controlling costs?There are two ways you can increase your profits, either increase your sales income, or decrease your costs. Are you controlling costs?Read more
Valuing your timeOne of the consistent themes I’ve found from talking to early stage businesses is that people don’t put a value on their time.Read more
Company director pay strategiesPerhaps you set up a limited company to house your small business because somebody told you it was more tax effective?Read more
Top 10 tax deductible expenses for sole tradersThe one question I get asked the most often by sole traders is what expenses can be charged against business profits for tax purposes. This blog lists some of the most important.Read more
The name Starfish came from how my twins slept when they were babies.
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Women and Parents face some unique challenges in business.
Ensure you pay as little tax as legally possible, and that you file in time to avoid paying penalties and interest.
Advice and tips on a range of topics from how to do your own accounts to which software to use. Also includes tips on how to choose the right accountant for your business.
What records to keep, how to store them, and the most efficient way of doing it.
Working from home presents some interesting challenges that I understand all to well...
Things you need to know if your company is VAT registered, or is planning to become VAT registered.
Advice on writing a business plan, with particular focus on financial forecasting.
Advice on where to start with choosing the right company structure for your business.
Things to be aware of if your income tax is deduced from your salary with PAYE.
Advice for companies that are paying corporation tax.
Advice that is specific to company directors.
Includes a comprehensive guide on what to consider when becoming an employer. Also provides updates on changes to tax law.