Posts Tagged ‘starting out’

Stop, Collaborate and Listen!

One of the 4Networking Directors, Tim Johnson, caused a little bit of an outcry not that long ago when he announced to members that one man bands do not work. Now I can understand why his members were initially upset, after all most networking groups are built upon one man bands. Yet what Tim actually meant was that most one man bands will always, at best, struggle. However, if business owners are open minded and look at collaborating, then their potential for success and longevity massively increases.

The Budget 2011- Budget Busting Top Ten Titbits

This is a guest post by Simon Thacker of Willis Cooper Chartered Accountants

 

Hi Folks Yes, it’s that time of year again; the days are getting longer, spring is in the air, Arsenal are wobbling and it’s budget time. I ask you, can life get any better? So let’s celebrate with our annual budget busting top ten tax titbits which, as usual, are designed to help guide you, dear reader, through all the flannel and filling to get to the heart of what you really need to know. And this of course comes with our usual guarantee, which it’ll all fit onto a side of A4.

1. First up; mileage. Did you know that mileage allowance has remained at 40p per mile (on the first 10k business miles) since 2002? At that time fuel was 70p per litre. Well finally, with fuel now approaching £1.40 per litre, the mileage rate is being raised to 45p per mile from the beginning of next month. Hallelujah to that, we say; but what about the old 25p rate for mileage beyond 10000 miles? Surely it makes sense for that to increase as well? As if.

So what did you achieve in your life, career, business last year?

It’s that time of year again where we look back over the last year and evaluate either how well we’ve done or how on earth did last year go by with only having achieved that much. Where are you sitting right now? How is 2011 looking for you? Read the rest of this entry »