How to Incorporate a UK company AND file for corporation tax and employee taxes (PAYE) all in one go

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Here’s a neat little tip for the formation of a UK company whilst filing with HMRC for company corporation tax and Pay as You Earn (PAYE) for you and your (future) employees all in one go. This all-in-one registration service is offered by the UK Government online portal. All for the grand old price of … Read moreHow to Incorporate a UK company AND file for corporation tax and employee taxes (PAYE) all in one go

Work Fast | Think Slow

There is a growing trend in businesses to work fast. To work in short sprints. To get tasks over the line and stop them from lingering. The prevalent software development working-practices of ‘sprints’, ‘scrums’ and all things ‘agile’ are starting to spread across other industries. This is good. I think that there is a lot … Read moreWork Fast | Think Slow

There’s Nothing Like a Deadline to Get the Job Done!

The run up to Christmas always demonstrates how much we can get done when we have a deadline. It’s a bit like when we’re about to head off on holiday and we’re amazed about the amount of work that we can get done when we put our heads down and get to work. There’s nothing … Read moreThere’s Nothing Like a Deadline to Get the Job Done!

You Just Need To Crunch The Numbers

Sometimes you have a hunch that business isn’t going right. The cash in the bank is not building as it should. Customer numbers seem down. Yet you seem to be adding more staff. Something just doesn’t feel right….but your intuition usually is right…. At times like this, you just need to sit down and crunch … Read moreYou Just Need To Crunch The Numbers

Essential Technology Work Tools (Nov 2018)

Here’s our preferred current core ‘technology stack’ at work: Trello Trello is our core project management tool. It has become our central dashboard to running our business. We are power-users at our Firm so we track everything into and via Trello. All tasks are set up as cards and passed through the Kanban-style workflow process. … Read moreEssential Technology Work Tools (Nov 2018)

Is the “How To” Content Marketing Strategy Dead (I think so)?

Neil Patel, the uber online SEO marketing genius, has started to talk about the death of the traditional content marketing strategy.  That it is the end of writing long and in depth “how to” blog posts to get inbound leads. Why does he think this? Because there is now a surplus (more than ever) of … Read moreIs the “How To” Content Marketing Strategy Dead (I think so)?

Sunday Thoughts: What Tasks Could You Take Away This Week?

As I sit here and plan my week ahead, the list of tasks that I need to complete seems to get longer and longer. Week on week. We all seem to have ever-expanding “to-do lists”! So at times like these I think to myself: maybe I need to ask myself a better question… And I … Read moreSunday Thoughts: What Tasks Could You Take Away This Week?

Unexpected Benefit of using Steempress with WordPress for Blogging

I’ve been using Steempress for a few months now as I like the fact that I can continue to add content to this blog at BusinessN2K, whilst continuing to get credit on Steemit. An unexpected added benefit happened a couple of weeks ago when my self-hosted website went down. I haven’t sussed out exactly what … Read moreUnexpected Benefit of using Steempress with WordPress for Blogging

Surprises can be a surprise…

So it’s my wife’s birthday and, sure I could step out on a limb and go buy her something – a surprise something – that I think she might love, but then again, she might not. Meanwhile there’s a whole bunch of stuff that she’s dropped some (not so subtle hints!) that she would like. … Read moreSurprises can be a surprise…

They Don’t Build Them Like That Anymore

We wandered around the streets of Florence, in Italy earlier this year, mouths agape, gazing up a spectacular buildings, awe-inspiring marble statutes and ornate piazzas. A gift from 100’s and even 1,000’s of years of human imagination, (lost) skills and hard graft. To carve and sculpt the stone before carting and building up those proud monuments … Read moreThey Don’t Build Them Like That Anymore