Modern websites need to be SSL-enabled. In other words the URL of your website needs to start with https:// instead of http://. The Really Simple SSL plugin makes this whole process easier.
You can normally obtain basic analytics data directly from your web host. However it’s useful to gather your own statistics about how many people are visiting your website. Koko is a great privacy-focused alternative to the market leader, Google Analytics.
Although most web hosts will backup your website for you, it’s important to perform your own website backups too. This is your ‘get out of jail free’ card if something goes horribly wrong. Don’t take backups for granted!
In part 2 of my video series about how to use spreadsheets I showed you some formula examples using absolute formulas ($ dollar sign in formulas). Here's the spreadsheet I used so you can have a play along.
Did you know you can take remote payments using Zettle? In this article I’m taking a look at the ‘Pay-by-Link’ feature. Is it any good and how can it benefit your business? This is great for businesses who are used to taking face-to-face payments who are rapidly evolving their business model to handle more remote ways of working. In this article I’ll step you through taking remote payments from customers.
The 2020 budget has been long awaited. Delayed due to Brexit shenanigans, scuppered by a general election, complicated by a change of chancellor and then almost entirely wiped out by a global pandemic, this has been a hard one to get across the line. Across the line it is and Rishi Sunak did an admirable job. So what does it all mean for you hard working self employed folk out there? Let’s find out!
The 2020/21 tax year in the UK runs from 6th April 2020 to 5th April 2021. Tax returns for this tax year are generally due by 31st January 2022. Here are some of the most common at-a-glance figures you might find useful for the next tax year.
Being able to accept credit cards is essential for any modern business. Cash is dead and moving with the times can transform a small business – it did for me! Today I’m going to take you through how to use a Zettle card reader – from initial set-up to configuration of more advanced features such as barcode scanning and more.
At the time of writing we’re approaching the start of the 2020’s. Physical cash is dead. Everyone wants to pay by credit card or contactless technologies. It’s more professional and it means you no longer need to be an unpaid credit facility for your customers. Money can circulate around your business faster and this can massively promote growth, especially in the early days of self employment. In this article we’re asking the question, is cash finally dead?
Here's the tax and NI calculator I used on this recent video so that you can play along at home. It's just designed for smaller businesses and doesn't cater for higher tax bands or more complex tax scenarios.