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A Working Mum At The Park

As a working mum, it’s hard to take time out but I promised the Meatball I’d take him Pokemon hunting during the holidays. I came to a compromise and this became the office on Friday. When I quit my job 6 years ago, I certainly didn’t envision that a half dozen years later, I’d have the ability to work from wherever I wanted, as long as I had my phone and laptop with me. I am always thankful for all the blessings…

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Learning to roll with the punches and make a sucky day awesome

2 nights ago I thought to myself that by 11am Friday I’ll be at 9 to Thrive, handing out my perfectly designed flyers, making new friends, meeting my fellow LMBs, rocking my businesswoman vibe and basically having a blast while increasing awareness of my growing bookkeeping business. 11am Friday has come and gone, and instead of schmoozing with like-minded women, I binge watched Pokemon XY in my PJs, eating Krispy Kreme donuts that I probably shouldn’t and drinking organic tea (well, it…

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You Learn Some Hard Lessons in Small Business

Since coming up with the idea of starting my own bookkeeping business in November 2009 and commencing in March of 2010, it has given me so much. Maturity, independence, perspective, patience and improved our finances. Most importantly, it’s given me the time and flexibility to be around for my son as he grows up. But while I am always grateful that I’ve been given this opportunity to take my destiny into my own hands, it’s not always a smooth experience.…

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The Importance of Financial Reports

In order to be aware of how well/bad your business is doing, as a business owner you need to be able to understand your financial reports and what they represent. It doesn’t do to just keep trading and hope for the best. One of my former clients was a family run business. The wife handled the office administration while the husband ran the operations. She could never understand why their business always struggling financially. She knew that there was something…

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