Category Archives: HOW-TOs

Banishing “Your Session Has Expired” from the Internet

It’s hard to use the web without coming across “Your Session Has Expired” at least a few times a year. Maybe you’re trying to book a flight, or reserve tickets for a concert. You could be trying to do some … Continue reading

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Blur This! (or Demonstrating MobileSafari’s Awesome Support for CSS3 Filter Effects)

The (iOS native) Yahoo! weather app displays a nice flickr photo of each weather location, and a minimalist information architecture: the most important data you need is immediately visible while it’s just a single tap to drill down into more … Continue reading

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Effortless online VAT returns with KashFlow

Once you are registered for VAT, sending in your returns every three months can be a bit of a daunting task, especially if you’re not keeping strict electronic records on a regular basis. I’ve blogged about various online accounting packages … Continue reading

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Stay legal and pay yourself with PAYE in the UK; (Part 2)

[Note:- this article was originally scheduled for appearance in April but unfortunately time constraints delayed it until after the 2008 end-of-year filing deadline. I’ve published it now in the hope that it will show potential company-founders how easy it is … Continue reading

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Stay legal and pay yourself with PAYE in the UK (Part 1)

Once you’ve started your own limited company and people are paying for your products or services, you may want to start taking a salary. This is a good idea for several reasons: It’s the main way to legally move money … Continue reading

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Create an SEO-friendly website and be up and running in minutes

When you haven’t got any money and you need a website that will look nice and professional, my advice would be to head over to wordpress.com. As well as being really easy to update (even for non-technical users), they offer … Continue reading

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Setting up a limited company with nothing but 20 quid, some ideas and an Internet connection

This article is all about how to set up an official private limited company, but to write about that subject requires me to make some assumptions. Without any, I’d have to write an entire book. So here are my assumptions … Continue reading

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