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5 common bookkeeping mistakes - and how to fix them

Save yourself time, money, and renew your confidence by reading this guide to common bookkeeping mistakes, including a checklist of what to do every week and month.

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Cocktails & Chat Meet the Maker Podcast

Cocktails & Chat Podcast

This show is designed to build community among makers and artisans by hearing from fellow makers about their start, their whys, their challenges – and seeing that we’re more similar than different.

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Hourly Rate Calculator

How much should you charge for an hour of your time? Whether you’re pricing products or services, this calculator will give you a solid number to start with instead of guessing.

Tax Bill Savings Calculator

Do you want to get ahead for next year and save as you go instead of being hit with an unexpectedly high tax bill? Then use this ready reckoner to see where you stand.


If you prefer to read than watch or listen, you’ll find blogs on getting started with your bookkeeping, why we keep accounts in business, and more.

Training Videos

I’ve created a library of live training videos. I’ve collected several together here for you; the rest are in my Facebook group.

What my clients say

I worked with Sara-Jayne for several months on a project for a charity, and I was extremely impressed both by her technical skills, and by her ability to understand the issues behind a question. Several times, I asked her if A or B might be possible, and I always received really helpful, insightful responses, which often went beyond the original question and showed deep understanding of what was actually needed. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Sara-Jayne – she is brilliant.

Nick Rosenthal Salford Translations Ltd
Nick Rosenthal

Her expertise and ability to demonstrate her scale of knowledge in order that the customer would understand was invaluable. She encouraged and patiently ensured that our workforce could get on board with new applications. She could explain our new support system with such ease and in easy to understand terminology.

Rosey Bennett Counsellor
Rosey Bennett

I worked with Sara-Jayne on creating new initiatives for improving the on-line structure of a charity organisation. I’ve been more than impressed by her ability to quickly understand a problem and create easily achievable answers. She is approachable at any stage of the design process, quickly producing prototypes which are close or ready for production.

David Gibbons MBACP Liber8 Counselling Services Ltd
David Gibbons MBACP

Sara-Jayne is impressively competent and professional. She takes the time to explain your options and will organise your books like a dream. Invaluable. Can’t recommend enough.

Dr Emma Fowler 
Dr Emma Fowler

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When you worked with us I saw our organisation become more professional, efficient and effective. It was really great being walked through my technical problems. So helpful and patient.

Daniel Weaver Todmorden Therapy
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