News & Views

The latest information regarding Steer Your Business activities as well as small business articles of interest.

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Did you think it would be easy to be a green gardener?

You’d have thought it would be easy but have a look inside any garden shed and you’ll find teetering stacks of single-use flowerpots, piles of plastic bags full of compost (often far from peat-free), plastic handled tools from far and wide, plus a poisonous pharmacopoeia of remedies.  The horticultural industry is slowly mending its ways, …

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Money

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are amazing!

When starting out, they are managing everything from websites to social media to hiring and firing, but what about income and retirement? And what about maternity leave?  One of the biggest problems I see as a GP when it comes to the self employed is a lack of financial planning.   In fact, last week, a …

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Treating Your Employees

Can You Treat Your Staff?

With the festive season approaching you may be thinking about treating your employees to a Christmas party and/or gift and need to know the tax implications of these.  The good news is that these can be exempt from tax and National Insurance for the employee and also tax deductible in the company as long as …

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Are YOU keeping up-to-date with technology?

I was recently at a social media day in London and listened to several talks about changes in social media and the technology we all use every day in our businesses.  It was quite amazing to realise how quickly things change and how we all need to keep up-to-date with the latest platforms, ideas and …

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Do YOU need to work in your business?

Do YOU need to work in your business?

Having just spent a week in New York city, it struck me how amazing it is to realise that my business can run without me!  Do YOU need to be in your business every day or can it run efficiently without you? My vision is to have a business which I can run from a …

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Are You a Walker or a Talker?

Many business owners talk a good story but do they actually practice what they preach and take their own advice?  Are they walkers or talkers? Looking around, there are many business owners who clearly aren’t following their own advice for whatever reason.  We all know it’s easy to say something but it’s not always so …

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