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From April 2014 Employers can save up to £2,000 on their Employers NIC bill

Employment Allowance comes in from 6 April 2014. Many businesses will save money.

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Work Place Pensions – what does a small business employer need to do?

We’ve all started to see the adverts on the TV about work place pensions and auto enrolment. As an employer you maybe starting to get questions from your staff. This blog helps to give a small business employer some basic

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Seeking Bookkeeper to join our team

Part time sub-contract bookkeeper required to work across a variety of clients. Requirements: Holds recognised qualifications or relevant recent experience of at least 2 years in performing bookkeeping roles across a range of types of clients. Experience at using a

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Budget 2013, what it means for small business

“This is a Budget for those who aspire to own their own home; who aspire to get their first job; or start their own business”. Promising words, but what will be the impact on small business? The biggest stimulant for

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Craker Business Solutions writes in The Argus

See the article we recently wrote for The Argus attached below. CBS Argus Article 26.02.13

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Crowd Funding – a more detailed view of the options

My previous blog Crowd Funding – cheap funding or a hidden nightmare? got a good response, so I thought I’d provide a more in depth insight into the various types of crowd funding.

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Crowd Funding – cheap funding or hidden nightmare?

Crowd Funding involves people coming together in order to get a project or organisation up and running. It takes the concept of community investment, online. There are 4 types of Crowd Funding, Donations, Rewards, Loans, and Equity.

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It’s Climate Week – Day 1 – How we carried out our ethical and environmental assessment?

Climate Week, Craker Business Solutions commits to publish a blog per day. Today is an overview of How we carried out our environmental assessment.

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My Ethical Policies – How I’ve tried to make a small difference?

One of the key reason’s why I wanted to set up my business was to run it in line with my values and beliefs. I wanted to engage with the wider community to raise awareness of ethical and environmental issues, the role of financial management in helping a business to meet its aim, and in younger generations the importance of financial management and careers in finance. Here is my story so far. I challenge you to help break the divide between ‘social enterprise’ and ‘business’ – surely they needn’t be mutually exclusive?

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Craker Business Solutions’ Carbon Footprint:

When planning to start my business I identified the inputs needed to run a small local accountancy practice. For each of these, I researched suppliers who put their environmental impact top of their agenda. By selecting suppliers who have reduced their carbon emissions I too reduce my business’ overall carbon footprint. However, there were many areas in my business where I could directly reduce my emissions. This is my story to date, including calculations of Craker Business Solutions’ carbon footprint.

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