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Managing Your Finances As A Small Business Owner

Small business behind the scenes

Managing Your Finances As A Small Business Owner

When it comes to the joyful time of completing your tax return you will have to make sure you have certain figures ready. You need to keep records of all sales and all expenses and you'll need to keep these on file for seven years. Even after you have filed your return for the year - so make sure you get some folders ready to keep them all in! 

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How I Started My Business

Small business behind the scenes

How I Started My Business

Please know my story is slightly different to others, I never set out to start a business, I never really intended this to be my career, it almost, sort of just happened. There isn't a certain way to get going but I will tell you how I feel Doodling Lucy began and, if you're thinking of starting your own business, some things I wish I had known at the beginning...

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It's Not All Happy Dances...But It's SO Worth It.

Small business behind the scenes

It's Not All Happy Dances...But It's SO Worth It.

And yet, even with all these perks, even with being able to follow my passion I have been struggling recently. I knew when I went full time with my small business it wouldn't always be plain sailing but it still takes me by surprise every time I resent my life choices. 

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Why Doodling Lucy & Farming?

Back British Farming Small business behind the scenes

Why Doodling Lucy & Farming?

Farming themes can be seen throughout my work and products So, as you may know by now one of my core values is to promote Back British Farming.  But why? What's my link with farming? Why does it mean so much to me? My Grandfather (who we call Papa) grew up on a cider farm in Devon, this farm has been in my family for over 300 years and is still going today! He and my Granny moved to run a farm in Hampshire which is where my Dad grew up, and has since been taken over by my Uncle....

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Blooming Buttercups Collection From Sketchbook To Launch Night

Collection Design Small business behind the scenes

Blooming Buttercups Collection From Sketchbook To Launch Night

I started this collection straight after Christmas, I got thinking about last spring and how different it was from any other spring I had experienced.What I could take from that to put into my new collection. 

Now last spring was like no other because of course we were all put in lockdown for the first time in our lives. Remember when it was all new and almost exciting? When we were planning zoom quizzes and where we could go on our daily exercise? Feels like a verrrrryyyy long time ago doesn't it! 

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