Welcome to my roundup blog post of useful and inspiring bookkeeping resources for your creative business. I hope you like it and would love to know what you think, so feel free to post a comment below or send me an email and let me know.
What have I been writing on the Numberstuff Blog?
What are Business Expenses?
It’s now September, which is a great time to help you learn about business expenses. In this blog post, I talk about what an expense is, what an allowable expense is and what you need to do to claim expenses on your self-assessed tax return. I also explain what simplified expenses are and how to use them in your business.
What have I been reading?
I’ve read a few blog posts this month from AAT Comment, a blog written by the Association of Accounting Technicians, that I thought I’d share with you.
- Bookkeeping – what are the most common mistakes SMEs make? – a useful article outlining some of the things you shouldn’t do when bookkeeping for your business.
- How to market your bookkeeping business and win new clients – an article I was interviewed for. I talk about using Instagram to interact with my audience.
Start up Donut
- Ten common start-up bookkeeping mistakes – another useful article on bookkeeping mistakes that businesses make when first starting out.
What have I been listening to?
Make Your Mark Online: Website Tips for Personal Brands
I’ve just started listening to this new podcast from Jammy Digital, which looks to be an excellent resource for small businesses developing their own websites. I’m hoping to put some of their tips into practice in the near future.
What else have I been up to?
Microsoft Excel 2016 Guide
I use Microsoft Excel on a daily basis for spreadsheets and data analysis, but there are still times when I need some help with it, especially when the user interface changes with each new version.
I found Simon Sez IT explains how to do things in Excel in a very accessible and easy to understand format.
This year has seen an increase in people and businesses trying to live and work more sustainably. I’ve been making some changes at home and really like the website and podcast “A Sustainable Life with Jen Gale“. This month I have been experimenting with making my own yoghurt and trying out my first vegan recipe.
The AAT has also written a recent blog post on “How to make your workplace more green“.