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6 reasons why choosing independence is best for your growing business

Despite a slight glow of a silver-lining recently where the UK's GDP appears to have expanded by 0.6% in July-September, the best quarterly growth in almost two years,  the silver is waning as economists see a storm brewing with KPMG citing that UK growth will slow to 1.3% amidst Brexit uncertainty. Suffice to say - [...]

By | November 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The clock is ticking. Are you ready for HMRC’s Making Tax Digital on 1 April 2019?

The taxman is going digital, but the question is, are you? The UK Government's latest initiative to help business owners stay on top of their tax affairs kicks off their Make Tax Digital (MTD) initiative on 1 April 2019.  If your business is above the the £85,000 threshold, then we're talking to you. HMRC is on [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The clock is ticking. Are you ready for HMRC’s Making Tax Digital on 1 April 2019?

Understanding the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS): How it works

Working with growing businesses, and their investors, is what we do. We've been on both sides of the table - and we work with investors, management teams, auditors, business owners and other key stakeholders constantly - to help them identify the best; the best investment value, the best business growth opportunity, the best financial support [...]

By | October 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS): How it works

It’s time for SMEs to build up their defences against a late payment culture

Starting a business is great. Sustaining it, is the hard part. And if you play your cards right, do your homework, surround yourself with the right people - you have a pretty good chance of long outlasting your competition. Sound idyllic? Yep. But unfortunately, in a cave lives a nasty beast that threatens the survival [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on It’s time for SMEs to build up their defences against a late payment culture

Becoming King of Payroll: Whether you do it yourself, or not.

Payroll may not be a whole lot of fun, but it's one of those things that simply needs to be done. And when you're walking the fine tightrope between having enough staff to make money, but not so many that they’re wasting money, payroll can become even more tedious. We know. Because many businesses ask us [...]

By | October 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Becoming King of Payroll: Whether you do it yourself, or not.

A new type of trading: Cryptocurrency and what that means for my business

Although it's been bubbling under the surface for a few years, cryptocurrency really burst onto the scene late in 2017 when Bitcoin's rapid rise to nearly $20,000 per coin spurred a massive development of digital currencies and widespread interest in the blockchain-supported technologies. Since then, however, Bitcoin has levelled off somewhat - but interest in this [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on A new type of trading: Cryptocurrency and what that means for my business

“Do I need an IPO?” Things to know before you go Public

Do I need an IPO? I want to grow, and I need access to new equity. Apart from the traditional routes, do I need to list my company on the stock exchange? Is that my only option? We hear so many questions from businesses who are looking to grow. We've worked with them for over [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on “Do I need an IPO?” Things to know before you go Public

Part 3: Getting to grips with your management accounts. 

In this 3-part business planning series, we discuss 3 critical business essentials for anyone considering starting their own business. Quick recap: Part 1: If you aren’t forecasting your cashflow, your startup may already be failing. Part 2: Business forecasting that will make, or break, SMEs before they've even started We live in a world of [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Part 3: Getting to grips with your management accounts. 

Part 2: Business forecasting that will make, or break, SMEs before they’ve even started.

In this 3-part business planning series, we discuss 3 critical business essentials for anyone considering starting their own business. Quick recap: Part 1: If you aren’t forecasting your cashflow, your startup may already be failing. Not too dissimilar from cashflow forecasting, general business forecasting gives you the birds eye view of all that has happened [...]

By | September 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Part 2: Business forecasting that will make, or break, SMEs before they’ve even started.

Part 1: If you aren’t forecasting your cashflow, your startup may already be failing.

There's very little more fulfilling than starting and growing your own business. But ask any business owner who has done it and they will almost certainly tell you that their true experience of starting their own business, is quite often so much further away from the ideal they had in mind when they opened up [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Part 1: If you aren’t forecasting your cashflow, your startup may already be failing.
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