Startup Stories: Sam Zawadzki and Property Technology

This week’s Startup Story comes courtesy of Sam Zawadzki, the CEO and co-founder of 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 of The Power […]

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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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Becoming GDPR compliant: what on earth does that mean?

If, like most people, you’ve subscribed to a number of newsletters and online services, the likelihood is that you’re suddenly being inundated with emails talking about “GDPR compliance”. While it might appear on first glance to have something to do with Pound Stirling, it’s actually related to the EU’s changing position on personal data. We […]

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How to grow your business: some expert advice

Here on the My Accountant Friend blog, we’re always keen to chat to people who can bring a real difference to the self-employed community. This week we caught up with Richard Hunter-Rice, a Midlands-based business consultant who has more than 30 years of experience helping companies of all sizes to realise their potential. Ever wondered […]

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The rise of the Mumpreneur

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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UK freelancers 2018: self-confidence up, but confidence in government down

The latest Freelance Confidence Index has been published, and the numbers confirm what many freelancers have been saying privately: it’s not the easiest time to be going it alone and major political events have played their part. That said, the freelance community is still earning reasonably well, and the recognition that “you are what you […]

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Introducing the Pensions Dashboard Project

We’re always keen to keep you up-to-date with the latest tools and dashboards, and the Pensions Dashboard Project is currently as fresh as it gets. It’s so fresh, in fact, that the government have yet to even finish making it. You can, however, sign up to their newsletters to see how they’re getting on. Here’s […]

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Life insurance and the self-employed… how does that work?

Life insurance is one of those “I’ll put it on the to-do list and never get round to it” things for most self-employed people. As financial planner, Alan Cripps, says below – most of us either have it added a form of life insurance to our mortgage (if we’re lucky enough to be able to […]

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5 reasons why My Accountant Friend is one of the best online accountants

What do you want from an online accountants? Is it ease of use? Is it up-to-the-minute, cloud-based software? Is it readily available support that knows your business inside out the minute they pick up the phone? Is it helpful side products like receipts-scanning apps? It’s probably all of these things, which is why most online […]

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Tax deadlines and self-assessments: what does HMRC consider a ‘reasonable excuse’?

This time last year we looked at 10 excuses that HMRC hear most commonly when it comes to self-assessment deadlines. This year we thought it might be worth looking at what HMRC considers a ‘reasonable excuse’. 

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