Chris Silb

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Taking Steps to Start a Business

With more people deciding that they want to pack in their full-time job and start their own business, it should come as no surprise to learn that there is a broad range of online resources out there to help you on the road to becoming your boss.

Scary jack-o-lantern with jagged spiky teeth.

It’s only a few short weeks until Halloween 2019 which means it’s time to get prepared for the spooky festivities. Most people love Halloween, and that means there are a few keys things to get sorted. So, we’ve pulled together our guide to preparing for Halloween 2019.

 

Aberdeen, Guide to Aberdeen

The city of Aberdeen and the stunning Royal Balmoral Estate are all well-known parts of Aberdeenshire, but this bucolic part of the UK has so much more to offer. Whether you’re looking for beautiful gardens to explore or old historic castles, Aberdeenshire has something to offer everyone.

Pregnant woman holding her bump, looking down at it and smiling.

Welcoming a new baby into the world is one of the most joyous times in your life and, like every other new mother and father out there, you want to be ready when the time comes, and that means a bit of forward planning

London

One of the most scenic and tranquil ways to explore England is by train. Although train fares in the UK can be expensive, it is often one of the quickest and easiest ways to explore the many historic and beautiful cities of England. You can leave the south-coast and be in the north of England in as little as 3 to 4 hours.

DIY

Making a start at the beginning of any home improvement project can seem daunting at first, making it difficult to know where to even begin. Even after simple tasks such as choosing paint and debating over layouts, the fun of it all is often quickly lost when feeling overwhelmed. 

A man looking a credit card and putting the details into a laptop.

It’s no secret that in the years since its introduction, mobile banking has grown exponentially in popularity. In fact, 4 in 10 people in the UK use their mobile banking apps regularly with 71% of the adult population (around 38 million people) accessed their banks via browser or mobile banking app in 2017.

designer kitchen, bespoke kitchen

It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, the kitchen space just doesn’t seem to work to the needs of the family using it, making it a space only used for necessity and not enjoyment.

A man looking a credit card and putting the details into a laptop.

It doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that missing a payment on your loan will affect your credit score, but did you know that many other seemingly innocent actions can also have an effect on your score? We strive to do everything right; never missing a payment, not maxing-out cards, but more and more of us are finding that we still have bad credit.

5 seeds and nuts that count as superfoods spilled on a while table

At some point, we’ve all heard the term “superfood” before. Superfoods are by no means a new thing, but they have seen a spike in popularity in the past couple of years after being endorsed in medical journals

Red House Keyring

Let’s paint the scene. You’ve acquired or scouted some property that’s perfect to rent out. You’re ecstatic at the opportunity, despite having no experience as a landlord prior to this. As far as you can tell, everything seems good - but this is a big undertaking

credit

If at any point in your life you have applied for a credit card, started a phone contract, took out a loan, financed a car, leased a flat or bought a house—chances are, someone checked your credit rating. But, what is a credit rating – and why is it so important?

Organising Your Finances in Retirement

Many of us work our entire lives with the hope of enjoying a good few years of retirement after finishing up full-time work. The road to retirement requires a great degree of financial planning and a keen eye for detail.

4 Tips for Surviving Summer Without Student Loans

We’ve all been there at some point, summer has rolled around and those savings we promised we’d make to help cover us over the summer months are non-existent. Now, you find yourself with no classes – and no money! Here four tips for surviving summer without your student loan.

3 Qualities to Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs often share a wealth of qualities, but what are the most important for really becoming a success? We’ve rounded up some of the most prominent qualities we found in some of the world’s most well-known and commercially successful entrepreneurs.

 

Do You Know Your GDPR Rights?

You may remember this time last year when you weren’t able to click on any website or email without hearing about GDPR changes. Every site would display you with something along the lines of “We’re making some changes to our Privacy Policy.

lockchain

Setting up a small business in today’s digital age of information overload can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to know where to start and how to find out what you need to know. So let’s start with one of the most important things: keeping your company safe. 

4 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy

In any company, happy and motived employees are essential for promoting productivity and an overall good workplace culture amongst staff. Offering employee benefits is an excellent way to ensure that your team feels valued and appreciated in the workplace.

5 Essential Accounting Tips for Freelancers

When it comes to freelancing, you have a lot of things to keep on top; your finances are one of the most important ones. When you’re working freelance, whether that’s for a range of companies or yourself as your own business, you are responsible for everything financial – from everyday banking right up to taxes.

business curve

With graduate-entry level positions becoming increasingly competitive, more graduates than ever are considering setting up a business of their own and going down the self-employed route. But how do you get started? How do you source funding and mentorship? Here we will look at how graduates can turn their great ideas and skills into a fully-fledged profitable business.

sold

Sometimes selling your home is just as exciting as buying it as this marks a new chapter in your life. To get that new chapter off to the best possible start, you want to be making as much for your old home as possible. Here we’ve rounded up some of our best tips for selling your home.

Top Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

More and more young people are making the leap from education straight into the world of entrepreneurship. Even if you haven’t already started your business, there’s a lot you can do at a young age to improve your chances of success for when you do

handbags

Many businesses rely on holding stock in order to meet customer demand – including B2C customers like shops or restaurants, and B2B suppliers and manufacturers. Effective stock management is key to ensuring you can meet your customer demand, without losing money through damaged or stolen stock.

Guide to Buying Your First Car

Buying your first car is an exciting time and a significant life event, but there a lot of factors that you need to consider. Car ownership comes with a large number of ongoing expenses that you’ll need to be able to pay for.  With some careful money management, you can run a car without breaking the bank.