Success Guide to Lettings

It’s not always easy for community businesses to get their hands on the kind of detailed financial data that helps build a business case, and get an important local service up and running. Unlike businesses in the private sector, local groups often only have minimal access to information, advice and inaccurate financial data on income generation to support their planning and goal setting. Read the full article…

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…

How do I cost my work and services? – #MoneyMatters with MyCake

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Since the start of the year Yorkshire Artspace, through their Studio 54 online resource, have been running the popular professional development programme for creative entrepreneurs called Starting Out. Having met many early career artists, craftspeople and designer-makers over the last 13 years, Studio 54 has the know how to make your creative venture into a Read the full article…

Building good habits when it comes to finance

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It’s time to get serious about the finances in your creative business. The start of a new year is all about building good habits when it comes to finance. After all you wouldn’t start driving a car without first learning the basics about driving would you! Learning the basics for managing the finances in your Read the full article…

Special Offer: MyCake Toolkit for School for Creative Startups

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We have a special offer at MyCake this month for businesses that are part of the School for Creative Startups community. New registrations to the MyCake bookkeeping and benchmarking toolkit will receive £10.00 off the cost of a 12 month subscription. If you are looking for simple and easy to use bookkeeping software for all Read the full article…

This is not just bookkeeping this is MyCake bookkeeping: so what are the benefits?

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There are definitely benefits to choosing MyCake for your bookkeeping needs beyond generating invoices and logging receipts… A good robust bookkeeping system can help you use your financial information to help you better understand how your business is working. MyCake can help you or your accountant ask questions like: Who are our key clients? Are there Read the full article…

Is your accountant asking you to change bookkeeping systems?

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So, your accountant is proposing that you change bookkeeping systems. What should you do? The key question is “is this in the best interest of your business?” Many accountants have one bookkeeping system that they prefer and their goal is to get as many of their clients as possible to use it as this is Read the full article…