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I never enjoy going back to work after a holiday but this time it seems to be worse than usual. On top of the post holiday blues is the ever increasing workload.

Whilst on holiday I received three new business enquiries in less than a week, I’ll follow these up, mind you I’m become more selective as my spare capacity diminishes/disappears. Anything which falls into the too hard/too unusual/take too much time category will be politely declined – always difficult when it’s a referral. The rest will be welcomed with open arms (and a sigh).

Anyway, sitting down at my desk yesterday and today I’m feeling slightly overwhelmed by the work that needs doing. I did around 1 week’s worth of work in August – the bare minimum really – payrolls, vat returns a few other bits and pieces so I was expecting a lot to do when I got back.

September and October are from experience very busy months for me, a combination of the holiday backlog and certain sets of accounts which always end up being done in this period. It get me prepared for the busy winter months - don’t mind that – better than working in the summer.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the summer break (and the Ashes victory – hurray!!) but this time of year is always painful.

Next year will be no different, in fact I’m hoping to take even more of a break next July/August – just need to pull my finger out between now and then!

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Man of Kent

Chartered Accountant based in Kent.

After leaving practice very soon after qualifying, swearing never to return, in 2011 I did exactly that.

Now a sole practitioner and loving it, business growing rapidly and looking forward to the future as my own boss.

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02nd Sep 2015 17:52

Lifestyle business

Anything which falls into the too hard/too unusual/take too much time category will be politely declined – always difficult when it’s a referral. The rest will be welcomed with open arms (and a sigh).

That's exactly how I feel! I guess that's what a "lifestyle" business means. The determining factor is "Does this work fit in with my lifestyle?".

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By tom123
02nd Sep 2015 20:44

Back to school time is always difficult - whatever age we are, but, like January it is also a nice clean sheet and time for resolutions.

 

ps: What's the significance of the train? Re-branding like Google?

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03rd Sep 2015 19:50

Nothing wrong with that

@RL - nothing wrong with a lifestyle business despite what 'business coaches' may tell you.

@Tom - its all in the name, will probably choose a pub next time.

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By tom123
05th Sep 2015 07:17

I see

Kent accountant wrote:

@RL - nothing wrong with a lifestyle business despite what 'business coaches' may tell you.

@Tom - its all in the name, will probably choose a pub next time.

All becomes clear...

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09th Sep 2015 23:41

Good to know that I'm not the only one dreading this month!  Although I've got the added stress of what to do for my daughters birthday.

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