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The Devil is in the detail

The Devil is in the detail

Emily Coltman ACA and Chief Accountant at FreeAgent, who provides an online accounting system for freelancers and small businesses, has picked out the key issues. …

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Investing in work life balance

Investing in work life balance

Dale Murray is one of the UK's very few women angel investors and, interestingly, she turned to investing as a way of balancing her work and family life better.

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Freelancers earn more, but women earn less than men

Freelancers earn more, but women earn less than men

Some 70% of all freelancers earn more than the UK’s average salary of £26,093 per year, with the average self-employed salary being £50,820, but women earn much less than men, according to a survey by cloud-based accountancy firm Boox.…

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Microbusinesses losing confidence in politicians

Microbusinesses 'losing confidence in politicians'

More than 2 in 5 small business owners believe that none of the UK’s political parties understand their needs, according to research carried out by YouGov on behalf of online accounting provider FreeAgent.…

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Michael Fallon: help to grow your business

Michael Fallon: help to grow your business

Following last week's Business in You workshop on business finance Workingmums.co.uk asked Minister for Business and Enterprise Michael Fallon about the support available for women launching and growing their own start-ups.

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Women entrepreneurs reluctant to ask for funding despite high success rate

Women entrepreneurs reluctant to ask for funding despite high success rate

Female entrepreneurs raise more money than their male counterparts, but still make up only 10% of entrepreneurs going for funding, according to crowd sourcing platform Crowdcube.

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The funding business

The funding business

The age cap on the Government's start-up loans scheme should be raised in recognition of the fact that people in their 30s, 40s and 50s are more likely to start up and run successful businesses, according to serial entrepreneur and investor Doug Richard.

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Many small businesses failing to claim expenses

Many small businesses failing to claim expenses

Only one in four small business owners claim back all of the expenses they incur personally for their business, according to research carried out by YouGov on behalf of online accounting provider FreeAgent.…

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Related tags: Expenses, SMEs, Tax