I must admit that I’ve taken quite a bit of time off this summer to enjoy the fine weather. Why wouldn’t I? I remember the summer of 1976; I’d just finished my first year at a girls Grammar School. If the next good summer is another 40 years away then I may not be around to see it.
This got me thinking about how others had got on with the good weather. So I asked our team of accountants about their life as a CheapAccounting.co.uk franchisee and what it meant for them this summer.
Here’s what some of them had to say about their summer. ….
“There is no getting away from the fact that working and having children will always be a juggling act but this is made so much easier when you are your own boss and have the flexibility to set your own hours. Also getting stuck in traffic is now a rarity rather than a daily event so those hours can be spent on something more productive. The CheapAccounting.co.uk Accountancy Practice provides an online accountancy service which means that I can work wherever I have WiFi. As my parents live in Portugal I am able to spend several weeks per year there without being restricted to an annual holiday allowance.” Andrea Dobson
“Having my own CheapAccounting.co.uk Accountancy Practice means that work fills in the gaps left by my social life! I rarely work a full day and love being able to regularly meet with friends for coffee or volunteer locally and still complete my work in line with clients’ expectations.” Sheila Thompson
“I love the flexibility of running my own CheapAccounting.co.uk Accountancy Practice. With this year’s heatwave, I managed to improve my tan when I got back from holiday in June. I can work in the evening or work in the garden and there’s no commute. As long as the client work gets done on time, it doesn’t matter where or when.” David Hasley
“Like all previous summers this summer is no exception. Being a franchisee of CheapAccounting.co.uk I have the flexibility to plan my work day to allow me to enjoy the lovely weather. There is no commute for me – no travelling by car or train. I have time to do my daily tasks and enjoy a pleasant walk in the forest near me. I do have the best of both worlds.” Dipak Radia
“Joining CheapAccounting.co.uk is one of the best decisions I have ever made! After joining the Apprentice scheme 7 years ago, I now have a successful Practice and have achieved far more than I had ever hoped for – and the cherry on the top is being able to work from home, the flexible working hours and no dress code (pyjamas and slippers if it suits!).” Rebecca Moir
“Having my own CheapAccounting.co.uk Accountancy Practice has enabled me the flexibility to enjoy time with my young son whilst working part-time, gradually building up the practice to fit around school time and scheduling work to deal with longer holidays going forward. I have personal satisfaction in knowing that I am offering a good service to clients whilst keeping my work-life balance. This relaxed and flexible lifestyle would not have been possible had I remained working in industry.” Nicola Rose
“Having my own CheapAccounting.co.uk practice has been fantastic for spending more time with my family and improving my work life balance in general. I have just returned from a lovely two week holiday with my family without having to ask permission from anyone – when I worked in industry there was always endless negotiating between the team as to who could take time off in the school holidays. As my own boss I can structure my work around quieter times and catch up in hours that suit me.” Claire Burn
“Having my own CheapAccounting Franchise provides the flexibility to work from anywhere at any time opening opportunities to visit favourite Countries and locations whilst still keeping our finger on the pulse of the business.” Karen Taylor
Pretty amazing feedback!
If you want to be able to say the same about your work / life balance then why not join the CheapAccounting.co.uk Network as a franchisee. Full details at www.cheapaccounting.co.uk/joinus