When you are running your own business, whether as a sole trader, freelancer or a SME, it is easy to think of yourself and your business as only being about your specific skill set or core offering. For example, it is easy for marketers to think only about marketing, recruitment consultants to think only about getting clients and filling roles and developers to only think about code. The reality of the situation is that there is much more to your business, even when it is just you, than your core product offering.
As we have grown, so has our need to keep a real close eye on our numbers. We wanted an expert source for this and were very lucky to meet Michelle at a local event. Since Michelle has come into the business we have had the double benefit of losing the administrative bookkeeping burden and also that we are able to know our numbers every day.
Working from home can be a wonderful experience; you cut out the soul destroying commute and get to spend more time with the people your love. However many people forget that working from home requires strong self-discipline in order to make it lucrative. Follow the tips below to ensure your work from home venture has the best chance of success possible.
Many people assume that being Self-Employed is a dream; you get to choose your own clients, work from your own office or even from home and manage your own diary. However the reality is often not the working paradise people envisage; you have to do all your tax and accounting, source new clients, manage your invoicing and often deal directly with people with complex questions or complaints.
We were literally stuck in a terrible situation with both our key finance team seniors off for genuine mid to long term so we really needed an instant aid to keep our financials on track. We met with VABS MD Michelle and were instantly impressed with her flexible professional approach to our issues. We would recommend VABS to any company without hesitation.
We employ VABS to assist us with a wide variety of administrative issues whenever we are either unaware of how to tackle them ourselves, or are too busy to deal with them. No task is ever too difficult for them and their approach to providing us with relevant solutions is extremely fast, thorough and highly professional. We are always kept informed on progress and extremely impressed that everything is achieved on time and in budget, and with a big smile. We strongly recommend VABS for all your business needs! We are extremely impressed with the service provided by VABS. Nothing appears to be a challenge!
Earlier this week I was formatting a lengthy training manual in Word and wanted to number the table of contents and introduction with i, ii, iii, but needed 1, 2, 3 numbering for the rest of the document. I thought this might be something of interest to others needing the same flexibility so have noted the process below.