To be able to start a business without much cash behind you, you must usually be setting yourself up as a sole trader or self-employed individual who does not require a business premises. It shouldn't cost too much to set up a business that provides a local or personal service such as window cleaning, house cleaning, hairdressing, make-up services, or personal fitness training. "To set up a business that offers one of these services, you don't usually require a lot of money behind you," said Oisín Geoghegan, head of enterprise in the local enterprise office (LEO) in Fingal. "It mainly comes down to the skills of the job, the tools of the job, and your ability to provide the service. It costs anything from a few hundred euro and upwards to set up a basic business." If you have anything from a few thousand to up to €10,000 behind you though, what businesses could you set up? Coffee stall It should be possible to set up a coffee stall in a farmers' market for around … [Read more...] about How to become your own boss
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BUSINESS savvy workers can boost their income by thousands of pounds a year by taking on a "side hustle". One in five Brits have taken on a project outside of work hours that is helping them earn extra cash to top up their salary, according to new research by notonthehighstreet. And while the study found that some of the most popular passion projects include making art and prints, jewellery and personalised goods, we've had a look around to find the ones where you can earn the most. If you took on all of these side hustles in our round up, you could boost your income by more than £46,000 a year, from renting out your spare room to flogging your old CDs online.Rent out rooms in your home - £41,600 a year The Rent a Room scheme lets you earn up to £7,500 a year tax-free by renting out a room in your house. This means listing your spare room on sites like Airbnb and Wimbdu could see you raking in the cash on top of your salary. How to start your own businessBEFORE you … [Read more...] about Best side hustle jobs to make extra cash on top of your salary revealed
A: If you are both first-time buyers you can go for the help-to-buy scheme, but you need to buy within the rules of the scheme. That means finding a new-build property where it is offered and that it will be finished before the cut-off date, according to Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers. If you are going to buy in Dublin and may move back to Limerick one day then it would make sense to ensure you buy where somebody else might rent from you. If you plan to stay in Limerick why don't you buy there and then do rent a room where you can get up to €14,000 a year tax-free? You need to make a decision if a property purchase is the right thing for you to do this year. If it is then make sure that at least one of you use the place. As you don't live in the same city and aren't married you may be best served keeping your affairs separate for now, Mr Deeter said. Q: I am going away travelling soon for five weeks. Luckily, I have a good neighbour who has agreed to check in on my home … [Read more...] about Should we apply for the help-to-buy scheme as it ends in December?
Admin, admin, admin Like everything in France you should prepare yourself for lots of admin and paperwork when opening a business. Keep on top of it as best as you can, always send any hard copies by lettre recommandee so that you can track its journey, and always have copies of documents filed away for the next 5-10 years to come, should you ever need them. A good accountant Taxes in France are fairly high, and there are so many of them. To avoid any unexpected (and unwanted) surprises from the tax office, make sure you get yourself a good accountant (a French one otherwise known as an expert comptable) who knows and understands the system front to back so that they can either explain it to you, or just take care of all taxes and payments on your behalf. Have you launched a business in France and want to tell our readers about it? Email [email protected] READ ALSO: Expat community Join all the expat … [Read more...] about Seven essential tips for starting a business in France
The economic history of the United Kingdom deals with the economic history of England and Great Britain from 1500 to the early 21st century. (For earlier periods see Economy of England in the Middle Ages and Economic history of Scotland). After becoming one of the most prosperous economic regions in Europe between 1600 and 1700, Britain led the industrial revolution and dominated the European and world economy during the 19th century. It was the major innovator in machinery such as steam engines (for pumps, factories, railway locomotives and steamships), textile equipment, and tool-making. It invented the railway system and built much of the equipment used by other nations. As well it was a leader in international and domestic banking, entrepreneurship, and trade. It built a global British Empire. After 1840, it abandoned mercantilism and practised "free trade," with no tariffs or quotas or restrictions. The powerful Royal Navy protected its global holdings, while its legal … [Read more...] about Economic history of the United Kingdom