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{20} Weekly Update 21 June 2012: My Sewing Bible, Etsy's ABOUT PAGE & Mod Podge (T.U.T vlog #6)

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Added by Shantell.B on June 21, 2012 at 18:04 — No Comments

MY 1ST WEEKLY UPDATE VLOG

Hope you guys enjoyed the longest bank holiday ever! Just uploaded the fisrt of my Weekly Update vlogs. This is also the first video towards my 90 day challenge. Check it out. Comments more than welcome.x

Added by Shantell.B on June 6, 2012 at 13:55 — No Comments

BUSINESS CHALLENGES: Setting 2012 Goals

 I don’t give  business advice. Mainly because I don’t feel I have enough experience to offer it. I just tell my story and  epxlain my  aspirations in the hope that they may be of use to somebody. I’ve set myself some challenges which I hope will help you. I’m a firm believer of continually moving forward. That’s the ....

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Added by Shantell.B on June 1, 2012 at 16:35 — No Comments

EMAIL MARKETING: Does it still work?

Even though consumers are bombarded with spammy email, and have instant control to simply delete a message from their in box,  small business advice sites still push  this as a credible  and exciting method of promotion.  With concerted effort to be creative and innovative after consolidating emails, a campaign  will not only drive traffic to you business, it can cement brand identity.

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Added by Shantell.B on June 1, 2012 at 16:31 — No Comments

ORANGE- REQUESTING A VAT RECEIPT ON PAYGO TOP-UPS

HMRC states that you can claim back a percentage of the VAT on purchases which are both for business and non business purposes. So for me that’s  the  business calls I make on my personal mobile  phone. Again, the  dreaded VAT receipt is needed to  prove this.   Anyway after all that there is an option to request a VAT receipt for  purchase of the voucher.  Since finding out I could  reclaim  this as…

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Added by Shantell.B on April 19, 2012 at 17:20 — 1 Comment

VAT- an unnecessary pain in the bum!

 

VAT arhhh!!! It’s confusing enough with out  the added drama of being messed about by online  sellers refusing to give  you an invoice.   Self- Assessment happends  each year.  To reclaim the cost of VAT on your business expenses, HMRC requires  VAT receipts from all your purchases. However, the…

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Added by Shantell.B on April 16, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Starting a T.Shirt business

Love Tees? Wanna start a business? Well check out this great video by T.shirt designer and owner Kym of HerroHachi. There are many many  vids on YouTube on starting your own T.shirt business…

FULL STORY---http://theurbantiger.blog.com/?p=361

Added by Shantell.B on March 28, 2012 at 12:32 — No Comments

Got that Spring feeling

I hope my post finds you in good spirits? The sun has been shining all day today in my part of London, and that means working in the garden. My spirits are lighter when I'm closer to nature....

 Full post--- http://theurbantiger.blog.com/2012/03/26/got-that-spring-feeling/

Added by Shantell.B on March 26, 2012 at 21:10 — No Comments

MARCH SALE !!!

MARCH DISCOUNTS!!

20% OFF ALL ITEMS + FREE SHIPPING @ THE URBAN TIGER

Hi Tigers,

Spring is coming!. Make savings…

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Added by Shantell.B on March 6, 2012 at 11:24 — No Comments

BEWARE OF THE EXTRA TAXES AT CUSTOMS ON INTERNATIONAL PARCELS!!!

Three weeks into the S/S Collection…….

I ordered some fabric from the USA…..guess that means I’m a real designer?  Lol, oh I’m too funny sometimes. No but really I did. I spotted the print on an Etsy sellers shop and fell completely in love.  I did surf the Internet looking for a UK stockist, to no avail. Whilst I was doing that, I spotted another fantastic print, and yes again…. I fell in love. Its true what they say. When waiting for hours for one bus, two always…

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Added by Shantell.B on December 12, 2011 at 16:12 — 1 Comment

Chil-laxing,contemplation and a suprizing OPPORTUNITY

I have  been a total recluse for the past two weeks. I took a week  off from T.U.T  for my birthday and a few more days off for luck. The past seven days have been spent chill-laxing at my mom’s house.Yes I have been working..mostly designing the Spring Summer  garments. I am as joyful as I am anxious about the prospect of producing a collection. I really want to…

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Added by Shantell.B on October 21, 2011 at 23:55 — No Comments

HMRC SELF ASSESSMENT AND NI EXEMPTION-I'M all legal!!

Even though a few month ago I spent a good few days  investigating  Self-Assessment, Tax,VAT thresh hold,taxable goods.....yawn...  that information just wouldn't compute today. Must be all the sun we had over the weekend,gone to my brain and burnt the little grey cells lol. I was informed many moons ago that a  trader had three months before he/she had to…

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Added by Shantell.B on October 3, 2011 at 23:00 — 3 Comments

Christmas prezzie ideas!!

  It's that time again folks. Christmas is only a few months away so lets talk prezzies!!!. These are just two of the many items within The Urban Tiger boutiques which are great gifts ideas or fab accessories to finish your christmas party outfit. For Handmade & Upcycled crochet and fabric headbands, hair…

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Added by Shantell.B on September 26, 2011 at 23:17 — No Comments

Blog Mondays & a new feature on Managing your online shop

From my reading of the forums on the two sites I have shops on, I found that most sales are generated by other sellers. I guess its Etsy’s way of further publicizing your gaff. This is not a bad idea as Etsy is vast and it is so easy to go unnoticed. There is allot of work to do as a seller on that site to be noticed, like taking great shots of  items,being active within the forums,adding favourites to you shop to name a few. That’s why I’m adding a couple new segments to the…

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Added by Shantell.B on September 26, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

I HATE Lace and do I need to say .COM?

 .....I’ve been looking at free websites. These are companies which offer free homepages to advertise your products. I bought The Urban Tiger .COM & CO.UK domains early this year from a site called Cheapest UK.com. They offer three free home pages  but the designs are pants!!!  Think it may be time to think  of some sort of website because when I qouting the blog address to people I get funny…

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Added by Shantell.B on September 19, 2011 at 1:53 — No Comments

The POST OFFICE-Business Services

Whilst trawling the Internet for more freeness…someone should make that a word… I found out that the Post Office have a whole segment on their online site specifically for the needs of Small to Medium businesses. Naturally I was intrigued.........

To read the rest of this post visit http://theurbantiger.blog.com/2011/09/13/the-post-office-business-service/

Added by Shantell.B on September 19, 2011 at 1:34 — No Comments

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