Where are you with managing your money? Our survey says…

Back in the autumn we circulated a small survey to a number of community businesses to find out how they managed their money – in some cases, literally.   Our results are quite interesting from the small data cohort we used: Managing and keeping track of money is one of those things that we all MEAN Read the full article…

Creative Money: 10 recommendations for cultural organisation on how to organise their finances

Sarah Thelwall talks about the nitty-gritty of running a business in the cultural industry and about how to fine-tune the financial side of cultural organisation’s work. 1. Strike a balance between your creative drive and basic financial knowledge People who come to the creative industry or cultural sector seek to tell consumers about their products, Read the full article…

Do you have enough income to enjoy Christmas and the January sales?

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a better idea of what your forward income looks like? Here’s how to achieve a future picture using MyCake or other book keeping systems: take each existing project and allocate the fees you’re charging (according to the stage payments you’ve agreed with the client) into appropriate invoices date these invoices Read the full article…

Tax Return – how to avoid the January panic

Should the 31st October deadline for paper tax returns be the mental deadline for all of us? So the deadline for paper filing of tax returns is looming on the 31st October, but some people argue that this should be your deadline even if you complete your tax return online. Why? In part to avoid Read the full article…