Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Happy Christmas and our collaboration with Fina Fraternity

Happy Monday's is please to announce a new collaboration with Fina Bar and Grill and The Fina Fraternity. The Fina Fraternity is a opportunity to get together for a night of social networking in relaxed surroundings. It's the perfect place to catch up with friends or make new friends. Come together for business or pleasure with like-minded ladies from your local area and make new contacts. At every event, there are partners who come along to exhibit to guests. From health and fitness providers to dazzling jewellery boutiques.

The next event is on Tuesday 26th January and begins at 6pm for those wanting to join us straight from the office. Take advantage of 2-4-1 on all drinks in the bar area until 6.30pm or come along a little later once the school run is over and the children are settled.

Entry is £8 per person which includes a glass of wine on arrival and nibbles throughout the evening.
Please register your attendance to mandy@finabarandgrill.co.uk. Fina Bar and Grill is situated at 11 Marketplace, Macclesfield, SK10 1EB.

Future dates for your diary (last Tuesday of every second month) Tuesday 30th March and Tuesday 25th May.  
I hope everyone has a restful and fun xmas and New Year and thank you for all the support this year, Sue and I have really enjoyed meeting lots of great women with so much enthusiasm and talent, it has been a great start for Happy Mondays and hopefully the New year will be even better.

Accountants and end of year woes

Last week we had a really informative session from Anthony Millner from Accounts & Tax Services UK - a Bollington-based accounting firm which specialises in small businesses and Ltd companies.
Anthony took us through the basics of the pros and cons of trading as a Sole Trader versus a setting up as a limited company, including the tax, NI and administrative implications of both. He also provided some guidance on the types of expenses we can and cannot claim for. His session was really useful and cleared up a lot of the questions we had - he also offered us access to a simple spreadsheet he has put together to help ensure we are all recording the information the Inland Revenue are going to require when it comes to that dreaded Self Assessment time!
Anthony can be contacted directly via accountsandtax@btconnect.com or via 01625 578030. He is also offering a 15% discount to all new customers to compile end of year accounts and tax returns - usually this cost will be less than what he can save you in tax so it may well be worth giving him a call, particularly with the Self Assessment deadline looming!
Free PR
Kelly Byrne is going a great job generating media interest in Happy Mondays and its members in the local media - we have coverage in this Thursday's MEN and more coming up in Local Life and Cheshire Independent in January. In order for your business to be part of future features we need you to compile 150-200 mini profiles of you and your business asap in order that she can send the out to the media. You simply need to provide an overview of your business, your contact details, plus some personal information abou yourself e.g. what was your career before you set up your own business, what made you start working for yourself etc. Please forward these back to me ASAP and Kelly can get to work!
We're also working on a local advertsing campiagn for 2010 and will shortly be sending out a questionnaire seeking your input on which publications you value the most, thus ensuring that we hopefully meet your needs.