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Happy New Year


A little early as I'm going down to Watford today until Wednesday, but wishing all you lovely forumites a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Big changes for me in 2019, I'm ditching a part time job I had and going to really concentrate on building my business up from February. new website planned (had planned to do it 2 years ago) and a facebook page. I want to gain a few more CIS and build the payroll side up as that is what I love doing the most, and at long last I'm going to restart my AAT, although from Level 3 instead of level 2 as I originally planned. Will give myself a year to a year and a half to get my qualification then decide whether to do ATT.

Anyone else got any aspirations for 2019?



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Hi John and a Happy New Year to you as well

Glad to see that you have come up with a clear plan for the future, judging by the knowledge you show on here you will breeze through AAT so good luck with that and with the expansion of your business.

For myself, not sure if aspirations is the right word but certainly some decisions to be made, been thinking about this for a while now and need to decide during the quiet period between Jan & April.

I too still work part time (not in accounts) but love it so not a chance I will be packing that in so my decision is between

1. Packing the accounts work in altogether

2. Carry on as I am, if any new clients come along then fine or if they don't then I am not really bothered

3. Or grow the business by trying to gain more clients

Not sure which but will see how Jan goes and then decide

Cheers



-- Edited by Artois on Sunday 30th of December 2018 10:16:48 AM

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Go for it John!

What Doug? Pack it in - after doing all those exams? Go for option (3) but dont throw any money at it, then (2) will happen!

Im retiring to the Caribbean and taking up getting drunk on Midori, Kahlua and Baileys shots.

Happy 2019 folks (and 2020 and beyond!)



-- Edited by Cheshire on Sunday 30th of December 2018 05:24:26 PM

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It's great how the New Year gets that new broom sweeping through life!

As Joanne says, go for it John. I'm a No.2 Doug as I find that, ironically (as long as you are doing the right things of course), when you're not 'foot to the metal' looking for clients, they appear - get referred to you etc, and you can pick the ones that suit how you want to work. This works well for me :) and leaves me time to have fun :)).

Caribbean - YES PLEASE! Have been lucky enough to go to Barbados & Antigua - prefer Antigua for the beach we stayed on....would love to be there now!

HNY all.

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I'm sort of with you Doug,

Been back in coorporate for over a year now and its time for a change of scenary but I find that I I have no desire to go completely back to practice. I kept a couple of clients to keep my hand in but overall I'm not thinking of a wholesale return to the practice side of the fence anytime soon.

2018 was a good year for achieving life goals and will be a difficult one to beat.

2019 I suppose is grab some popcorn, sit back and watch Brexit with the same sort of morbid curiosity as watching a train wreck in slow motion.

Happy new year to you all,

Shaun.




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Happy New Year to everyone, lets hope its a good one and a successful one!

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Amanda wrote:

Happy New Year to everyone, lets hope its a good one and a successful one!


Happy new year Amanda, what happened to the tiger?



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Doug,

Thought I better change it as everyone seems to have changed theirs since I was last on here!

Tigers are the best though!

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Happy new year all

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Happy new year to all. I too am looking for some change in 2019. Im no longer freelancing to an accountancy practice which topped up my own clients. I looked at possible employment and it made me realise how lucrative my clients are so Im now looking to increase (hopefully double) my client base. Im going to start by increasing my skill set in Feb/ March and looking at potential Payroll and Tax courses/exams. I then need to get better at marketing myself. Good luck everyone, hope 2019 is kind to you.

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