Do Fly

The Do Book Company publish varied titles, all at inspiring the reader to (you guessed it) do something. I’m reading “Do Fly” at the moment, hoping to pick up tips on how to run a side business passion project whilst holding down a Nine-to-five.

I shall report back…


Home Design Resourses

I had a subscription to Self Build Magazine for a year.
The website has lots of resources for people self-building (of course – the clue is in the name), but a lot of the elements can be used for smaller projects – for example, kitchen design in the Beginners Guides. You need a login but I think it’s free to sign up & everything.

Variance Analysis: Know the story, give them the précis

Kaplan have a wealth of online materials that I find really useful for cribbing up on the management half of management accounting  (Deloitte do a newsletter about developments in pertinent reporting standards for the UK, so that’s my main tool on the accounting half).

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Small UK Businesses – Available Support

If you’re based in the UK and run (or work for!) a small business, your enterprise may be eligible for support from the Government as part of one of the schemes they’re running to promote certain activities (or just the economy in general).

The list of everything currently available is HERE, and you can filter down to:
– Equity
– Grant
– Loan (including guarantees)
– Advice
– Awards

(Obviously different businesses will find some of these categories more attractive than others)

You can also filter by location (i.e. put in your postcode and filter on items for which this address is eligible), company size (via number of employees), type and business stage.

If any of this seems relevant, I urge you to take a look at what’s available. The government makes these things available as part of initiatives, and when small businesses are involved, the benefit tends to stay where it was intended (rather than, say, paying for dividends to non-dom shareholders until the company goes into administration. Just as a crazy unlikely example…).