Structure What You Want

 

Structure what you really want.

What I mean by that is, well let’s face it.

Very few people actually write business plans and even less people look at them, once they have written them!

 

Most people reflect on the life and business at this time of year.

What worked?
What would I do differently?

Or whatever questions you prefer.

 

Often it our thoughts, our feelings and our beliefs that hold us back. Rather than our lack of business planning!

We don’t believe we can do that, be successful or find the shortcuts to actually get what we want.

 

I want you to have what you want next year.

Not be short of money, having a hard time or working really long hours.

 

If you would like a one to one special transformational business support session with me?

Message me and we’ll sort you out.

 

All the best for 2018,

Jenny

 

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Help! I Am So Busy

 

Help! I am so busy.

It is that time of year.

When we often try and take on, a little too much! We get to the stage, where we can’t think and are making mistakes. Or we just have to sit down and stop.

 

My Top Tip: is to write everything down. Giving you space to think.

Either on a computer or a bit of paper. Essentially what you are doing, is download what’s whirring around your head, so you have some thinking space.

 

Once it is out of your head. You can start to think about it.

Do I really need to do that? Or maybe there is a more creative solution, for solving 3 of those problems? Rather than when they were all going round in my head?

 

Yes you will have to cross some things off!

 

Often we are over-optimistic and we can’t actually get all that done by the deadline.

 

To be honest, I am sure both your customers and your family, would much rather have a relaxed you, than a stressed you. Plus you are unlikely to complete your whole list either way!

Draw a line under it, accept what you can do and get that done. Anything else? Put it to one side.

 

All the best, Jenny

 

 

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Timing is key!

 

Timing is key.

 

Use timing to your advantage, for both buying and selling.

 

For example, you don’t want to wait until the last delivery dates, Sun 18 – Tue 22 Dec to order something online for Christmas.

 

However in business, if you are wondering how to promote yourself in December?

 

Try giving your customers a call, rather than send them a Christmas Card.

 

Some businesses aren’t busy in December and they might be up for a chat – a great way to promote yourself.

Or call someone new?

 

All the best, Jenny

 

 

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Budget from a Self-Employed Perspective

Welcome to a short POSITIVE round up of the main Budget of the year, from a Self-Employed perspective.

The short answer is there is not a lot of change that is going to happen today, in terms of business.

The very exciting news, is the Chancellor talked about innovation and technology and how he wants to support the businesses of this country. Which is always good to hear.

He was aiming at high growth, as he is trying to improve the productivity of UK, which is a bit flat-lining at the moment.

If you’re planning to grow your business, now is a fantastic time to do it.

A couple of technicalities! If you pay business rates or capital gains, then it is worth checking out the small print next week, when the journalists and accountants have had a chance to go through it.

For the rest of us, if you have a van your fine. If you have a diesel car, then they are increasing the duty slightly. Fuel duty overall is staying the same.

So it is quite an exciting time for the future.

There is nothing detrimental in the budget for the self-employed, which is really great news.

To increase productivity, I am going to sign up for fibre-optic broadband, which is now available in my local area.

If you liked this explanation and would like more explanations of money.

Please go to iexplainmoney.co.uk

All the best, Jenny

 

 

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It’s Black Friday next week…


 

It’s Black Friday next week. Friday 24th November 2017.

 

It is also the Autumn Budget, which to be honest, I am a bit more excited about.

 

I will give you a short, positive, round up of the Budget.

It is up to you to do some thinking about Black Friday!

 

Yes there probably are deals.

I would go to MoneySavingExpert.com for the best deals and to find out about codes and coupons.

 

Thinking about it now.  Is there anything you need to buy, or planning to buy in the next 6 weeks?

Because if you are, it worth looking at it next Friday, even if it is just free delivery.

 

Don’t worry if you don’t get all your shopping done on Friday.

I am sure local businesses will really benefit from the shopping you do in December.

 

Enjoy, Jenny

 

 

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Intuition versus Logic in Business?

Intuition versus Logic in Business?

If you want to be wildly successful, in the business of your dreams, you do actually need both.

 

Intuition is creativity, inspiration, passion.  It all sounds very exciting.

 

Logic is work-ability and day to day practicality.  It ensures you make money.

 

Not so exciting for many people!

 

In fact, we tend to go one way of the other.

 

If you do want to be wildly successful,

then focus your time and money on both intuition and logic.

 

For support, contact me, Jenny@jennybracelin.co.uk

 

Thank you, Jenny

 

 

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Why Isn’t My Business Working? This Time It Is Personal!

Why isn’t my business working?  This time it is personal!

 

For the last few years, I have been testing ideas.  Nothing has quite taken off.

 

Which is incredibly embarrassing as a business adviser.

Even more so, as I knew what wasn’t working, just couldn’t seem to fix it.

I set myself a deadline.  When that passed, I knew I had to take drastic action.

 

I re-did my money coaching on myself, with the help of a friend.

 

It has been more than 20 years since I created it and a lot has changed in my life.

 

The biggest change, is I am now happily married.

 

What I discovered, is I thought I couldn’t be happily married AND very successful in business.  Which obviously isn’t true.

 

Does explain why I kept sabotaging my business – I didn’t want my relationship to end.

So I created a new belief.

I was hoping to be one of those people, where everything spontaneously starts working and the money rolls in.

 

What actually happened.  With my new attitude, I did things differently and found solutions to long standing problems with my business.

 

I also got my confidence back and lots more clients.

 

I am sharing this video, as I think it is important to share the lows as well as the highs in business.

 

And to thank all the people who have supported me on this journey.

Thank You, Jenny

 

 

 

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What is Making Tax Digital in 2017?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) in 2017

 

Making Tax Digital is the Tax Office’s vision for the future.

They want to be a world leader in tax administration!

 

The simplest way to think of it? Online Banking for Tax

 

Where you have own account and you log in and do what you need to do.

 

They did try creating software, but it looks like they have given up on that one.

Manual bookkeeping should be no problem.

 

The most likely scenario? To enter your figures every 3 months.  Not until 2020.

 

If you pay VAT or have staff?  You will need to do it quarterly along with your VAT returns, but still not until 2018.

 

Right now, you don’t need to worry about it.

 

Just know they are making changes, so worth keeping up to date.

 

Follow my blog and I will keep you up to date.

The Tax Office should notify you by letter when it affects your business.

 

So don’t worry about it and carry on doing your books, however you do them.

Thank you for reading, Jenny

 

 

 

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£148 investment for £6000 back, not a scam, just very unsexy!

£148 investment for £6000 back – not a scam, just very unsexy!

 

I have spent a fascinating week looking at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the tax office website!

A good time to remind you about National Insurance (NI) and the State Pension.

 

Don’t switch off, this is the best investment you will ever make!

 

£148 gets you £6000-8000 a year, once you reach the right age.  For the rest of your life.

That is a fantastic investment.

 

Yes I am talking about the state pension and what you are entitled to.

 

At the moment they are transitioning how they treat self-employed people.

 

There is a window of opportunity.

 

You have always been able to back pay National Insurance up to 6 years, for years you have missed.

 

Currently it costs you £148. Next April it is likely to cost £730 per year.

 

So this is a great time to do it.

Go to the Gov.uk website or Call 0345 3000 168 for a pension statement

 

If you not sure because you have been part-time, a mum or out of the country – DON’T IGNORE IT, or worry about it – GET A STATEMENT and find out what the situation is.

You can decide from there.

 

Well worth looking into – the best investment you might ever make.

 

All the best, Jenny

 

 

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