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Business appraisal services can breathe life into your business

  • November 10th, 2017
  • Business appraisal services to help you review your strategy, keep plans on track or even take your firm to the next level could be what you need if you’re feeling unsure on strategy, or a bit stagnated. Business owners tend only to go to their accountant for services such as end of year accounts, payroll

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    How to prepare accounts for smooth tax returns filing

  • November 3rd, 2017
  • Knowing how to prepare accounts properly for your accountant, or for you to file your own tax return, is an important area to get to grips with. Keeping adequate records is vital in order to be able to provide the necessary information to HMRC, or your accountant, from which they can calculate how much tax

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    Three main advantages of a limited company

  • October 27th, 2017
  • Understanding the advantages of a limited company from the outset of business start-up can be very beneficial when deciding on a business structure. Small to medium sized firms make up around 99 per cent of all UK businesses, and one of the many considerations when setting up is whether to establish as a limited company

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    Self-assessment advice high on the agenda for businesses

  • October 19th, 2017
  • Self-assessment advice is possibly one of the most requested accountancy services, and is on the rise due to self-employment being at record levels. According to an article in the FT, more than 385,000 tax payers left filing their self-assessment until deadline day this year and 870,000 people missed the midnight cut-off. So, what is it

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    VAT compliance guidelines for businesses

  • October 12th, 2017
  • Registering for VAT and ensuring VAT compliance is an area of confusion for many business owners. From knowing when and how to register, to managing the duties around it, VAT can be a confusing subject. However, not knowing the obligations or not meeting them could land you in hot water with HMRC, so it’s important

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    Business strategy advice for small businesses

  • September 29th, 2017
  • Many small business owners feel they need business strategy advice, as they are often daunted by the prospect of developing a strategy for their business, believing it to be a mammoth task. However, keeping the approach to business strategy simple is often the key to success. Here are some easy-to-follow business strategy advice guidelines: Don’t

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    Business expansion advice: from funding to diversification of goods or services

  • September 19th, 2017
  • When looking to take a business to the next level, you might want to consider business expansion advice. Getting an independent perspective from an expert who can offer a business appraisal, explore areas ripe for growth and help with information on funding and other growth aspects can often be the best option. Here are some

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    Key considerations when deciding how to grow a business

  • September 11th, 2017
  • When considering how to grow a business, it’s important to get the right foundations in place before rushing ahead. Growing a business without a sound base or a solid plan can be detrimental to the business and have the opposite effect of growth. There are some key factors to be considered before embarking on business

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    How to write a business plan for start-up success

  • August 31st, 2017
  • Knowing how to write a business plan is key when starting out in business. A business plan will e the roadmap for the company and lays out the important factors of business success, from funding to sales and marketing. However, research suggests than just one in four start-ups bother writing a business plan. There is

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    What expenses are tax deductible? Be in-the-know

  • August 17th, 2017
  • One of the major considerations for start-ups when it comes to running a business is knowing what expenses are tax deductible. There are many myths and misconceptions around this area, and getting it right from the start will save a headache later on and ensure tax relief on relevant items is maximised. Business clothing and

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