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Self Assessment advice

Happy New Year to you all,

Very excited about 2017, and to kick-off, my first ever blog post.  Ever…  Anywhere…   🙂

Please find it on my website at:

http://www.dsvaccounting.co.uk/single-post/2017/01/02/How-to-avoid-HMRC-fines-on-your-Self-Assessment-in-2017

I’ll be writing more, either weekly or fortnightly (TBC) so watch this space!

If you do need help with your Self Assessment tax return this January, please get in touch!

Best,

Daljit.

Daljit Virdee MAAT

DSV Accounting

E-mail:  DSV-Acc@outlook.com

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Christmas Tweetup

Each time I go to a Tweetup, I have the best intentions to write about it and then life in that way creeps up on you and gets in the way.

So here I am writing about it now while I can. (Yep at 6 to midnight. I’m writing a blog post).

The Tweetup Invite

Our Tweetup this time was hosted by Emma and the lovely team at the Pavilion at the Park (if you’re not following them on Twitter they are @bedfordpavilion). The menu was grazing boards with the intention that we could all sit down and keep networking and chatting while eating.

Anwyn (Evie and Lola) suggested that rather than us each stand up and talk about our own businesses (which in all honesty can be terrifying around new people!) we would tell the person to our left who would then stand up and talk about us and our business. I was sat with Emma to my right so I stood up and spoke about her, the Pavilion, the Kiosk in the Park and her a few other things that I could remember and we had discussed while tucking into our meal.

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The grazing boards were lovely with lots of different bits to choose from and our two gluten free people were also well catered for (I believe! They might tell me differently!). My favourite was the pigs in blankets (made with proper size sausages rather than chipolata sausages) or the halloumi sticks. My favourite from the desserts would be the mincemeat crumble although I did smuggle home a piece of gluten free chocolate brownie for my husband (especially as he then played taxi for me to get home).

As it was Christmas we had a Secret Santa, the theme for the swap was “What is your small business must have?” I received a lovely big mug and two sachets of tea from Q at Nothing but Tea. I would tell you what I gave but that might give away the game unless my person has guessed who gave it to them. (If you want to know send me a tweet @daisy_media).

Along with that the “dress code” for the evening included Christmas jumpers. I was going to wear my “fair isle” style Christmas jumper that I actually bought two Christmases ago but I put it on and it was making my arms itch (how random!) so before I left the house I went to raid my husband’s wardrobe and stole his Christmas jumper for the evening which is actually more Christmassy overall!

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However, I think the winner of the best Christmas jumper had to be Paul from White Label Dev. It had a little pouch for his phone so that he could play a log fire video on his phone and this appeared in the fireplace on the jumper.

Overall it was great food with great company. Once Christmas is over, I wIll have to start on the next Tweetup maybe?

 

Hi there! I’m Hannah and I run Daisy Media. Whether you need help getting started or someone to manage your social media presence, just drop me an email and we can get chatting about your requirements. When I’m not running my business, I blog, crochet, knit, creative journal and any with lots of stickers!

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Christmas Tweetup!

BedsHour Tweetup

Pull that Christmas jumper out of the wardrobe and wear it on Thursday 1st December. We’ll be getting together at the Pavilion at the Park to see in the festive season.

Bring your Secret Santa present. The theme is: What is your small business must have? Share it with others. The budget is £5. Bring your gift with you and Santa will distribute them during the evening.

Doors open at 7pm and Networking commences at 7.30pm. Don’t forget your torch!

Further information and booking can be found here.

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Growth Hacking & Business Mastermind workshop

Growth Hack UK

Growth Hack UK presents Bedfordshire’s premier growth hacking and business mastermind event.  Limited to 8 attendees who are all SME business owners, you will be taking some time away from your daily routine to work on your business not in your business.

The 3-hour workshop costs just £10 and is split in to three parts…

Business Mastermind – bring your business problems and share them with the group to leave with lots of different ideas and perspectives on how you can solve them.  Listen to the problems that other business owners are facing and share your experience and ideas to help them.  Somebody else has probably solved the problems you face and knows how to get the most of the opportunities you have, so get a short-cut to success from the collective group experience.  Discuss what your business does and let the group ask you questions about it.  Let them come up with ideas on things you can do to grow your business, improve sales, reduce costs and increase efficiency.  Often these are things you haven’t even thought about!  Get a fresh unbiased perspective on what’s holding you back.

Lunch – a picnic hamper lunch is included with the workshop, and you also get unlimited tea and coffee for the duration, worth the price of the ticket alone! Om nom nom!

Growth Hacking – decide one thing you could do in just 1 hour to benefit your business there and then, work on it and complete it for immediate results before you leave!  Try a suggestion made by somebody in the mastermind or do something you need assistance with, everyone else will help you.  Bring one secret that has helped your business and share it with the group, and in return leave with several other invaluable secrets that you can use to propel and grow your business quickly in new and exciting ways.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to make the most of a few hours for your business.  Silence your phone, ignore your inbox and spend some time focusing on your own business, it deserves your attention once in a while.


44 Harpur Street logo

The Bedford group is kindly sponsored by 44 Harpur Street. Four themed rooms to meet train or break out. Escape your desk to a world of coffee, cake, tea in a pot, putting green, sweet shop and full AV set up.


Arrive as strangers, leave as friends.

 

£10 ticket: https://growthhackuk.eventbrite.co.uk

Our website: https://growth-hack.uk

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I Am Strong Motivational Mugs

I Am Strong motivational mugs

Designed with your favourite I Am Strong slogan of – “Strong is a mindset…not just how you take your coffee”, our fun and stylish motivational mug and spoon sets are just what you need to brighten things up. Looking for a quirky, inspirational, fun and unique gift? Looking for something a little standout to keep you company while you work? These mugs are guaranteed to make you smile.

Motivational mugs to go!
With the design commissioned by I Am Strong, you won’t find the same motivational mugs anywhere else.  Yours will be unique – guaranteed! Available in red, black, blue and pink, each mug comes with it’s own cheeky spoon that slots right into the mug handle.

We are intending to bring out a new motivational mug design every six months. This first ‘Strong is a mindset…not just how you take your coffee’ design is a limited edition and going fast at just £15 + pp each.

To place your order, whether you would like 1 or enough for the entire office, please email sarah@strongcoaching.co.uk.  Alternatively you can purchase online in the I Am Strong Store.

 

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Tweetup Feedback

We’d love to hear about what you enjoyed or didn’t enjoy at the last tweetup. If you can spare a few minutes please fill in the following questionnaire – Thank you!

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Any issues or further comments let me know @daisy_media or just email here.

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Let’s get down to business!

lets get down to business

Let’s get down to business

Fridays – 44 Harpur Street – come along!

‘Strong’ will be available all day to give you taster coaching sessions, discuss what you are looking to achieve but struggling to move on, support you to plan and strategise on (not in) your business and make business coaching better understood and more widely accessible to all business owners and team managers in Bedford.

If you would like to know more then there is more information here otherwise just pop in and have a chat over some tea and quite possibly a salted caramel brownie…

Looking forward to seeing you there,

 

Sarah x

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Choosing, Using and Protecting Your Brand – Free Online Event

Hello!

In partnership with Small Business Saturday, I’m running a workshop on trade mark protection for SMEs on Thursday 29 September. The “in person” tickets have all been taken now, but it will be live streamed on Periscope and there will be a Twitter Q&A session so if you have any questions, or want to follow along, please join in. I’d love it if you could share details with anyone else you know who may be interested – thanks!

More details can be found here.

Thanks, Clare

Stanmore IP

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