Anyone registered as a micro-entrepeneur (or "ME") in France is required to a submit quarterly declaration (Déclaration Trimestrielle de Recettes), which are used to determine the amount of cotisations (social charges) you will pay. These are separate from taxation and are based on the amount of money you've been paid. This can all be done online… Continue reading How to Submit your Declaration Online as an ME in France
Two pieces of free software I like to use are SkyFonts, a font manager that you use to manage any non-system fonts downloaded from Google Fonts or Font.com, and Inkscape, a free vector graphics tool that is a good freeware substitute for Adobe Illustrator. I find Inkscape to more akin to the old Corel Draw… Continue reading Link SkyFonts to Inkscape
Whether you're using your computer for business or just for personal stuff, the chances are there are files, photographs and other pieces of info (passwords, etc.) that you don't want to lose. If you want to be sure you have it all, should the worst happen, are you prepared? When did you last back up… Continue reading 4 Ways to Backup Your Files and Prevent Data Loss
Don't get caught out by Facebook Ts and Cs by trying to run your business via a Facebook Profile. For your business you need a Page or a Group. Read on to find out why.
Clean Up Your Hard Drive Regularly cleaning your computer's hard drive, removing unwanted and outdated files, is an important computer maintenance task that can be easily overlooked but that is quick to do and has lots of benefits in terms of security and the smooth-running of your equipment. When we use our computers - writing… Continue reading Spring Clean Your System: Part One
Spring is in the air - at last! With the increasing light, we naturally start to clear out all those dusty corners and give our homes and gardens a good tidy up, ready for the year ahead. But what about your technology? If, like me, you use your computer for work and also have a… Continue reading Spring Clean Your System Series: Introduction
QWERTY or AZERTY? If you're using a computer designed for the English-speaking market, be that US, International or English-English, it can be a challenge to type French accented characters. In systems set up for French speakers, its far simpler because they have a AZERTY keyboard, which gives quick access to the characters and symbols that… Continue reading Typing French Accented Characters on a QWERTY Keyboard