Your accounts need love too

Rosie Slosek, One Man Band Accounting reckons we need to give our accounts a Valentine’s hug.

Valentine’s Day for your accounts? Allow me to explain.
14th February is about love and romance, yes? Showing appreciation to your partner, celebrating your relationship. If you’re single, it can be about being miserable – or a day to pamper yourself in how fabulous you are (that’s what I did when I was single).

When was the last time you blocked out the rest of the world and spent quality time with your freelancing self? Just the two of you.

Take your freelancing on a date on Valentine’s Day. This is the time for that decadent establishment you’ve had your eye on. I love a Mozart for my date: hot chocolate and coffee with hazelnut liqueur, topped with whipped cream and flaked almonds.

Thank yourself for all you have done for your freelancing life and business.
Thank you for the good times and the harder times. Are you looking forward to growing together in the future?

Have a look at your numbers. Which make you squeak with joy (large new client paying up front)? Where do you want to take your relationship? Are you ready to go to the next step?
Look at your cash flow. Do you want to save for that special something? Maybe pay for outsourcing to free up some much needed you time?
Where are the niggles? Make a note and look at them later.
Tonight, tonight it’s for you.
Your business.
A toast, a toast to your freelancing!
You make a fabulous couple.
Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂
This post was sponsored by red velvet cake.

Rosie Slosek runs One Man Band Accounting, supporting one man bands in the UK with
hassle and fearfreetax returns and practical business advice, with a home made brownie for every

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Who is Alex Butler

Hello, I'm Alex Butler and I founded the KindredHQ community and blog back in 2011 after I re-started a freelance career. I LOVE freelancing and I wouldn't swop the freedom, control and joy of working for myself for anything. But I realised how much I missed the company and energy of other people - of having a team around me. So, I got a few people together one day with our laptops, a jar of coffee and some jelly babies and we sat and worked together one afternoon. We've been doing that every week in London, UK since then! I am still 100% freelance and I like to share the everyday highs and lows of being a freelancer here on the blog.

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