Month: April 2015

Happy Earth Day 2015

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Morning all and Happy World Earth Day! (Although why is it called ‘World Earth’ Day when they are essentially the same thing? Anyway…)

April 22nd marks Earth Day and everyone around the world will make a more conscious effort to do ‘Acts of Green’. Whether this be recycling more of their trash, planting some trees or being a part of petition or movement to exact change, people will do something to begin saving our planet. And why shouldn’t they?

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Oklahoma City Bombing 20th Anniversary

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Not sure how many of my followers are American or others that even remembered the events that happened on April 19th 1995; 168 unfortunate souls lost their lives when two national extremists decided to bomb the Oklahoma City Federal building.

Former President Bill Clinton gave a moving memorial speech earlier today and many people have pondered over the acts of violence that have occurred over the years, both national and international.

While I don’t want to turn this into a big debate, I think everyone can agree that from time to time, when we see these sorts of tragedies occur, it makes us appreciate and value our lives and the lives of our loved ones. At any moment in time we can lose them….

Sombre thoughts but important ones nonetheless.

Future Female President?

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So I’m sure you’ve all heard the news regardless if you’re American or not: Hillary Clinton will be campaigning for President in 2016.

I’ve not read up on many reactions and reviews so I’m curious to hear yours? From what we know via the media – because let’s face it, there’s not many of us on here that know her personally – she seems like an alright gal. Her work during the Obama administration has been of such a great benefit in my opinion.

While I don’t feel she would’ve been suitable for the 2008 election and Obama being voted in was the right decision, I feel like now is her time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying my views are 100% or that I would even class myself as a strong political supporter but it’s interesting to see these sort of potential developments.

America has had her first Black President, how about its first Female President? What are your views and reactions? Please leave a comment below.

End of Term

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So it’s coming to the end of the Easter term and for some this means kiddies go back to school! And with some it also means they’re adding the finishing touches to some Home DIY (or mourning over the fact they have lost the time to do so).

Those of us in the UK Business world might also be preparing end of year accounts or starting the prep work ready for for when the letters come from HMRC. It’s always good practise to keep on top of your books throughout the year and larger businesses tend to have no problems with this. However, smaller businesses are usually run by family people that may have other commitments and worries, and then when it comes to the end of their tax year or doing their self-assessments, it’s normally a rush and very stressful.

If I was running a non-accountancy business I would most definitely have someone separate to keep my books and sort that side of things out – it would allow me to focus purely on my business and my family.

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