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Apr 07, 2013

Good bookkeeping is essential when it comes to running a successful business. This month, Amy Bell is sharing her tips in this two-part Guide To Bookkeeping. Amy has worked as an accountant for over 10 years and runs her own accountancy and bookkeeping company, A Bell Accountancy.

Keep it simple

Bookkeeping doesn’t have to be complicated. You can track your records manually, using a simple Excel spreadsheet or cashbook. Alternatively you can invest in a computerised accounts package such as Sage. The first step is to decide which system will work best for you and your business.

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Mar 25, 2013

Springtime is the ideal time to introduce small changes into your routine that make a big difference to your health and wellbeing. With longer and warmer days approaching, you can start enjoying the outdoors again, which not only means more ways to keep fit but also greater opportunities to benefit from quality family time!

This winter seems to have dragged on and the cold lingered for longer than anyone had hoped! It isn’t only kids that get cabin fever when they’ve been cooped up indoors; mums do too! Make the most of what Spring has to offer and explore the outdoors with your...

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Mar 25, 2013

Creating and following a structured business plan will give you the clarity and focus you need to make your business a success. Here are some quick tips to spur you into action!

Vision & Mission It is imperative you have a vision and a mission for your business. Can you answer these questions?

  • What it is you want to achieve?
  • How do you visualise your business in 1, 5 or 10 years?
  • What is your mission?
  • What are the benefits customers can expect to enjoy when they utilise your business?
  • What is your motivation for success?

Gain Clarity

Allow yourself to think and dream big! Your goals...

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Mar 25, 2013

It was with great pleasure and immense delight that Tracey Wall, Director of Empowering Mums, attended the Cheshire Woman Of The Year Award Ceremony at Eaton Park, Chester, as an award nominee.

Tracey joined a host of courageous, hardworking and dedicated women from across Cheshire to enjoy a spectacular lunch in the historic and breathtaking Wolf Room at Eaton Park. 

This nomination recognised Tracey for the tremendous support she offers mums throughout the UK and beyond; supporting and encouraging them to boost their self-confidence and improve their life balance so they can...

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Mar 11, 2013

Establishing and managing a business can be challenging, especially when there is so much to do! However, with careful strategic planning, you can accomplish far more than you ever thought possible. Here are some ways you can improve your planning strategy, increase productivity and drive sales.

Plan for all outcomes

Don’t embark on a new financial year without comprehensively assessing the market. You ought to consider any fluctuations and changes on the previous year, including economic influences. Additionally, try to identify new pockets of customers with whom you have yet to...

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Mar 11, 2013

During February and March, we discussed the issues surrounding the importance and benefits of de-cluttering your physical environment. De-cluttering and spring-cleaning your life can hugely impact your positive wellbeing and quality of life. Of course, de-cluttering your surroundings provides peace of mind and enables you to focus on other, often more beneficial elements of life. It is as important to de-clutter your emotional wellbeing and general outlook so you can embrace a new season with optimism, enthusiasm and gusto! This is your time to welcome a new you!

Say No To Negativity
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Feb 25, 2013

Many employers are aware of the importance of good ergonomics and creating office environments that ensure the physical wellbeing of their employees. Providing staff with a working environment that is comfortable, safe and motivating often leads to improved and consistent productivity. As a mumpreneur working from home, you too should be mindful about looking after your own wellbeing and ensuring your office is set up in a comfortable way.

When choosing your office furniture, it is important to be ergonomically aware. Set your workspace so you are free from aches and pains caused by...

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Feb 25, 2013

De-cluttering always sounds such an enormous task. In many ways it is but the biggest task is the decision to go ahead with it. Once you’ve decided to de-clutter, you’ve probably managed to step aside of the emotions relating to your clutter. So, to avoid feelings of being overwhelmed, here are some tips to help you create a clutter-free home the easy way.

Give yourself half an hour each day to de-clutter. Of course you will only manage short tasks but these quick bursts will keep you motivated to complete all your de-cluttering. Pick a drawer or cupboard to organise and reward...

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Feb 11, 2013

If you’re embarking on a home-run business, you’re probably wondering how you can create an ideal space without commandeering an already well-used area of the house. You may have already set up your business but now find the dining table is an inconvenient place from which to grow your business. You now need to decide how you can best utilise the space you have to create an area solely for your business. Remember, it is all for the greater good of you and your family, as allocating a room or area for your business will bring great rewards.

Claim your space

If you have a spare...

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Feb 11, 2013

De-cluttering your home and improving your physical space is intrinsically linked to your psychological wellbeing. Although clearing your space of needless clutter frees up those stresses and strains in your mind, the process can be downright emotional!

Clutter not only takes up space in your home but also in your mind. It can create a build up of stress, anxiety and worry, leaving you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. When you spend time clearing out unwanted and unused things, and organising your belongings appropriately, you will feel able to focus, concentrate and get on with life....

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