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October Budget 2018 for contractors and SME’s alike

The Budget, what it really means It’s hard to follow the budget with full attention…let’s be honest, it resembles a late night brawl in a pub at points with all the incoherent moaning and heckling but here’s the most important things we think you should know about. IR35 We’ve been waiting with bated breath to […]

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Startup Stories: Sam Zawadzki and Lead Pro – Property Technology

This week’s Startup Story comes courtesy of Sam Zawadzki, the CEO and co-founder of LeadPro trading as www.propertytechnology.co.uk. Like many young entrepreneurs, Sam began by doing rather than just thinking – setting up his first online enterprise while still in university, before going on to win a number of awards and nominations. He’s a member […]

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Startup Stories: JAFA app (Just a Fan’s Analysis)

This month’s ‘Startup Stories’ interview is with Dan Bedi, a co-founder and CEO of the all-new JAFA app, an essential new download for football fans. While the JAFA app is brand new, the founding team are dreaming big, hoping to expand their new creation into something that “supports sports fans on a global scale”. We […]

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The rise of the Mumpreneurs

If you read our recent post concerning confidence among British freelancers, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s all doom and gloom in the self-employment sector right now. However, a report published this week by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed suggests that, for a certain part of the freelance community, things are […]

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Startup stories: Making batteries great again!

We love a good startup story here at My Accountant Friend, especially when it’s a success story involving one of our own MAFters. This week we’re delighted to be chatting to Amrit Chandan, the co-founder of Aceleron. Already named as one of Forbes Under 30, Amrit and his team is spearheading the drive to “make […]

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Startup Stories: Thriving Ventures

In this week’s Startup Stories interview, we chat with a young Birmingham-based entrepreneur (and fellow MAFster) who aims to take on two strands of the computing world at the same time. Here, Erik Gustaf Akerman talks to us about launched Thriving Ventures during his years as a student at Aston University. In an in-depth discussion, […]

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Startup stories: Matthew Daniels and the LGBT Leadership Programme

We’re always delighted to be able to share some of our clients’ start-up stories, whether they’re building Darth Vader-related hi-fi equipment or powering the Belfast tech scene. This week’s chat is a genuinely great story, and we’re thrilled to be able to support Matthew Daniels – an independent business consultant based in Birmingham who is currently […]

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Can you make money blogging? We asked a man who does it every day

Making good use of the digital marketing tools available to freelancers is something we’re always interested in. In the past, we’ve chatted with a variety of clients and friends on this blog, and this week we were delighted to catch up with Matt Pike of Buckets & Spades to find out whether there’s any truth to the […]

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Freelancing in the games industry: a day in the life

Over the years we’ve used this blog to talk to a number of MAFters, from the Talented Ladies Club to Star Wars entrepreneurs. One area we’ve never investigated, however, is the gaming industry. So we were delighted to sit down this week with Aaron Donaghey, a freelance games producer based in Northern Ireland, to find […]

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