Well here we are in April and I am very proud to say that Glitterwitch is now officially VAT registered. Having said that, I might not be feeling so proud when it comes to completing the first quarterly return - but that is weeks away yet!
Although it was very time consuming,I did manage to get all the prices amended on the Website to show the VAT content, and no, I did not increase the prices. So imagine my excitement when the first order came through yesterday (1st April). The automatic email from the site showed the net cost, and the VAT content and I was feeling very smug........... and then I realised that it had not broken down the VAT on the postage charge! So after much searching in the back of the website I finally found a tiny little tick box and managed to correct the problem. Then disaster struck - my printer decided it had printed its last!
This brings me to today's topic - Which hat today? When you run a small business entirely on your own you have to wear a variety of hats. This morning, I had my IT Support Hat on as I connected and configured a new printer. While I was doing that I popped on my Social Networking Hat to keep up with Facebook and Twitter. Later today I will have my Finance Hat on as I check the paperwork returned from my Accountant yesterday and looking forward to (hopefully) wearing my Crafting Hat this evening. Do you run your own business - if so how many hats do you wear?
So. with my Marketing Hat on, I have now signed up for Craftfest which is an online Craft Fair taking place in May - but there will be lots more about that in the coming weeks. The website has lots of Easter crafting ideas and well as Craft Kits for all age groups to keep the little ones busy in the Easter Holidays.
I will leave you this time with a Marketing quote from my favourite fictional character - Pooh Bear:
"You can't stand in the corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes"