One year of Easy As VAT: what I've learned about running a business

One year of Easy As VAT: what I've learned about running a business

I can't believe that EAV has been around for a year (well, it was a year last week). It started as a resource for business owners to learn how to deal with tax, accounting and anything else numbers-related and has grown into a fully-fledged business.

I really feel like I've found my place in the business world and I can't thank you all enough for being kind enough to read the blog, share my work and work with me. This time last year I wasn't in the best place and being able to pour my passion into EAV and the support I've been given have honestly changed my life.

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Six things I did to improve my money mindset

Six things I did to improve my money mindset

You guys are no strangers to my background with money - I was, to put it bluntly, awful with it until a couple of years ago. Any money I earned would quickly be spent on…I don’t even know what…and I’d be broke until I got paid again. It was a vicious cycle which left me feeling like I wanted to throw up every time I even thought about money.

I can honestly say that now, I have a great relationship with money, I’m a lot more relaxed around it and don’t get sweaty palmed when an unexpected expense arises.

To get to this point, I had to do a lot of work to improve my mindset. While some think it’s a bit airy-fairy, anyone with half a brain can tell you that having the right mindset is crucial to being successful and happy. Here’s what I did.

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Why I don't believe in the frugal living trend

Why I don't believe in the frugal living trend

When I think of “saving money” or being “financially savvy”, the first thing I think of are programmes like Extreme Couponing and SuperScrimpers (remember the woman who made a necklace out of paperclips?) where the people are making their lives unnecessarily difficult.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! It’s totally possible to be smart with money without walking around in jewellery made out of office supplies, with a hair mask made of mayonnaise and holding up the queue in Tesco with a book of 10p off vouchers. So here’s why I don’t believe in frugal living.

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How to ask for money (and actually get it!)

How to ask for money (and actually get it!)

Asking for money is terrifying, there’s no doubt about that. But there are some occasions in life when it’s a must. Thankfully, there are ways to ask for money without sounding like a greedy brat, so here are three situations where you need to ask for money and how to do it in a way that doesn’t ruffle any feathers.

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