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Hi there, small business owner!

Want to get your accounts organised but don't know where to start?

How long have you been putting off getting your books in order? Let's be honest, we're all friends here!



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From clueless to confident: everything you need to know to manage your small business accounting

Are you losing sleep over taxes?

Do you need to understand what the numbers are telling you?

Ready to take action and get it sorted?

Then let's go!

I get it.

I'm a small business owner too. I know exactly how hard it can be when you're starting out. 
ou are the CEO, head of marketing, manager of sales, operations, HR, IT, as well as the entire accounts department; you have to wear ALL THE HATS. It's no mean feat!

It's especially hard when you don't really know what you're doing. It takes a huge amount of time to attempt to figure things out and it can feel overwhelming.

Whatever kind of business you have created, you will always need to do the accounts to comply with the law and more importantly know your numbers and what they mean. How can you grow your business without such vital knowledge?

Hiring an accountant can be expensive especially when you're just starting out. I know that this isn't an option for everyone even though we all need to do our books and pay our taxes. It can be a tricky situation.

I recognise this and
want to be able to support people like you in understanding your numbers right from the start, putting you and your business on the right track to future growth and success. This is why I developed my course 'Mastering DIY Bookkeeping for Small Business Owners

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Does this sound like you?

  • Accounts are overwhelming

  • I'm not a numbers person

  • I'm burying my head in the sand

  • I'm lying awake at night worrying about my accounts and tax

  • I have no idea where to start with doing my books

  • I don't understand how to use accounting software

  • I don't know what records I need to keep

  • I don't understand what the numbers are telling me about my business

  • I need to understand the numbers to be able to develop and grow my business

  • I don't know how to register as a business

  • I spend too long on my bookkeeping and not enough time doing what I really want to do

  • I don't know how much money is coming in or going out

  • I spend ages trawling the internet searching for answers to my queries

This course could be exactly what you

and your business need right now.

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Imagine if...

  • You could feel confident knowing that you are doing everything correctly to comply with UK legislation

  • You know that everything is upto date way ahead of the tax filing deadline

  • You understand how profitable your business is and what you can act on to improve this

  • You are in a better position to achieve your business goals

  • You are in control of cashflow

  • Your bookkeeping is no longer chaotic

  • You are spending a lot less time doing the books and more time doing the things you want to do whether that is working on other areas of your biz or spending time with family

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I want to help you!

I created this course specifically for small business owners who are just starting out or who are relatively new in business to enable you to understand the basics of accounting for your business. 

No longer will you need to spend hours searching the internet looking for how to file a tax return or which expenses are allowable. 

You will get instant lifetime access to ten modules of video content delivered by a qualified professional to learn in your own time and at your own pace. You could choose to go through all the modules at once or dip into each topic as and when it becomes relevant for you and your business.

You will also receive lots of useful checklists and templates to help you get started.

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Presented by Laura Holmes,
Founder and CEO of Athena Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

Hi, I'm Laura and I work with small businesses throughout the UK, supporting their finance function. In this series of self-paced video trainings I'll share my knowledge with you to help you get to grips with your accounts, bookkeeping and tax. 

Here's what you'll learn...

What to think about when you start your business so that you are compliant and have all bases covered

Choosing a legal structure, bank accounts, how to pay yourself

How to set up an accounting system so that your key data is available when you need it

We will cover types of software, what they can do for you and how to manage your bookkeeping

Accounting basics
I will explain the fundamentals of accounting in plain language (no jargon!)

What processes to follow so that you know what needs to be done and when

I'll advise you how to manage your invoicing and expenses as well as reviewing your bank transactions

What the numbers mean

How you can use the numbers to understand how your business is doing

Budgeting & cash flow forecasting

Why budgets and forecasting are important and how to create and monitor them

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

How to track and measure your business' performance

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Why should you enrol?

In this course I'm going to help you get to grips with the bookkeeping for your small business.


I'm going to show you how to use this to your advantage to build an even better, more successful business.

What I'm not going to do is teach you how to be a bookkeeper. I will tell you what you need to do to feel confident that you are doing the right things in the right way without getting too technical and in a jargon-free way. 

If you're a sole trader or an owner of a small limited company that needs to get organised but isn't yet in a position to hire a bookkeeper or accountant then this course is for you.

How will this course help me?

You're looking at this page right now because you know you need to get your finances organised. 

Maybe you have piles of paper invoices and receipts but no system in place as you don't really know where to start.

Perhaps last year you spent Christmas frantically trying to complete your tax return before the January deadline and the thought of going through this again makes you shudder.

Are you behind with your invoicing and credit control as the system you have in place is a bit rubbish and as result there is no cash in the bank to pay your staff or suppliers?

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It could be that you haven't yet started your business but want to make sure you have everything set up correctly with the best foundations before you kick off.

This course will help with all of these issues. It will offer you the steps you need to follow to organise your finances. It will help you to take control and feel confident that your accounting system is working for you.

You will get instant access to the course which covers all of this!:

Starting Your Business - The Essentials


Setting Up Your Accounting System


Accounting Reports


Accounting Basics


How The Numbers Can Help You Understand Your Business


Budgeting and Cash Flow Forecasting


Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

It's packed full of valuable content!

You also get:

Sales Forecast Template


Monthly Finance Checklist


Budgeting Template


Cashflow Forecast Template

Everything you need to feel confident in getting started with your business bookkeeping!

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"This was a really useful overview of all things bookkeeping and accounting. Laura is extremely knowledgeable and explains the concepts very clearly."

About Laura...

Laura is a fully qualified accountant and bookkeeper and a licensed member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

She has 15 years’ experience in accounting and finance having worked in the travel, property and design industries.

Seeking a better work-life balance after becoming a mum, Laura founded Athena Accounting and Bookkeeping Services to focus on her true passion and desire to help fellow small business owners to grow and develop their businesses.

Laura is an expert in cloud accounting software and a certified advisor of Xero and QuickBooks Online. She supports entrepreneurs throughout the UK in managing their accounting and tax function.

In her personal life, Laura enjoys long walks with the dog or lying on a sun lounger somewhere hot with a personal development book in one hand and a G&T in the other!

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  • Who is this course for?
    This course is specifically designed for entrepreneurs like you, who want to understand their numbers, feel in better control of cash flow, increase profits and grow their business, all in plain language without the financial jargon. It's important to note that the course material refers to UK accounting legislation and rules so if you are not based in the UK some elements will not be relevant to you.
  • How is the course set up?
    The course is entirely self-paced, giving you the freedom to learn at a time that suits you. I understand that time is precious, so each module is no more than 15 minutes long.
  • How soon will I be able to access the course content?
    You will get instant access to the entire course!
  • I really struggle with numbers. Will this help me?
    Believe it or not, accounting is not maths. It's more about the systems you have in place which is explained in the course.
  • About Mastering DIY Bookkeeping (Beta)
    As an early adopter of this course you will benefit from a huge discount in exchange for your valuable feedback. The cost is £39 for lifetime access and you will receive a free copy of the final version of the course as a token of gratitude.
  • I am only just starting out in business. Is this course right for me?
    Absolutely! This course is for small business owners who want to set good foundations to be able to truly understand their numbers. We will cover bookkeeping basics, how to implement your finance processes as well as the fundamentals of reporting.
  • I’m not sure if this is the right option for me.
    Please feel free to message me with any questions or concerns.
  • I don't know any of the financial jargon, will this be an issue?
    No, absolutely not. All financial jargon is explained in simple, easy to understand language.
  • What is the cost?
    The cost for the beta version is £39. This is a limited time offer and the price will increase.
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