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All change for Freelancers in the public sector – are you ready?

After April 6 the responsibility for deciding whether tax should be withheld when paying a contractor (IR35) is moving to the public sector organisation you are supplying your services to.Unless you provide your public sector client with information that satisfies them that tax is properly being paid on what they pay you – they will […]

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Do you give your VA your credit card details?

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Giving your VA your personal credit card details can seem like a good idea – especially if you hired them to make your travel arrangements for you.You don’t want to wait until you are available to buy those hard to find flights​ ​What happens if you share your card details? Tucked away in the small […]

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Your contract jargon buster – are you working on a myth?

Does contract jargon make your head hurt? There are a lot of myths about contracts for your business.Some of them will cost you time and money. Real money!Contract jargon buster and myth checker Contracts must be written down – a verbal agreement can be just as enforceable – a handshake can be enough or an exchange of […]

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Do you need your VA terms for small projects?

Are you sometimes tempted to avoid issuing your VA terms for small projects?Is it easier not to bother for small pieces of work?​Let’s ignore compliance for a moment ​The Provision of Service​s Regulations 2009  requires all service providers to provide specific information in writing. This is not just for Virtual Assistants!  And it says nothing […]

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Are your VA terms legal?

Did you know almost 40% of Virtual Assistants have no written terms of business?You must provide written terms ​The Provision of Service​s Regulations 2009  requires all service providers to provide specific information in writing. This is not just for Virtual Assistants!We offered a group of VAs a free review of their terms and found that: […]

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Is your Virtual Assistant breaking the law on bookkeeping?

For busy business owners, giving your bookkeeping and financial admin to a VA is a no brainer. It makes a lot of sense to get rid of all that and to focus on what you do best.Before you relax and heave a sigh of relief  – here’s something you (and your VA) need to know ​ […]

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Would you save time and money if you got a bookkeeper and cloud accounting?

Are you keeping  your receipts in a bag  for your bookkeeper?Do you write on them carefully so they can be allocated to the right budget?Do you send them by recorded delivery so they don’t get lost? What a pallaverMost of us don’t like admin and if books are not your thing the last thing you […]

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Do you want to create a business on your terms?

I was talking to someone yesterday about the effect the Uber decision is going to have on  his business.   He come up with an interesting response: “If my service providers are really in business for themselves – isn’t it up to them to provide terms of trade?”   Click to Tweet Control v ClarityHe […]

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Will Uber’s self-employed woes spread to you?

If you’ve been following our KoffeeKlatch updates it will come as no surprise that Uber’s classification of its worker drivers as ‘self-employed’ has been successfully challenged.We started talking about this in 2015!  What does the Uber decision mean for you?In a nutshell it means:Saying you team are self-employed doesn’t mean they areUber drivers (and thousands […]

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The busy business owner’s outsourcing recipe

​If you are already overloaded and overwhelmed and need to outsource this fast outsourcing recipe is for you.This plan will take you 2 hours if you already have the information available, allow up to 6 hours if you are  starting from ground zero.Designed for hands-on owner/managers who do the work they are about to outsource.Ingredients​1 […]

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