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112, 2020

Things to think about before hiring friends and family

December 1st, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Things to think about before hiring friends and family So you need to hire more employees. Business is going well and you could do with a few extra pairs of hands. And hiring friends and family sounds ideal; it might even sound like a dream come true to work alongside the people you get along with best. Joking all day with friends while running your own business sounds like the [...]

2411, 2020

Is it true that keeping staff is better than training a new employee?

November 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Is it true that keeping staff is better than training a new employee? The time has come for someone to fill the shoes of an important position in your company. Will you search for the perfect new employee from outside the company or will you choose an existing employee to step up to the task?  Different business owners will have varying opinions. Some will appreciate the fresh eyes on the [...]

1711, 2020

Why networking is what you need for business growth

November 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Why you need to network for business growth Growing your business can seem like a gargantuan task. You’ve started out small and simple. Now how do you expand that into something bigger? If you want to get your company out there, you could concentrate on your advertising and marketing. But never underestimate the value of networking. It’s a great way to build strong and valuable connections that can massively benefit [...]

1011, 2020

The pros and cons of creating a new business franchise

November 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The pros and cons of creating a new business franchise There comes a time in many businesses’ lives where you have to think about the next big step. How do you go from one level of success to another? One option is creating a franchise out of your business, allowing other would-be entrepreneurs to start a new branch of your operation. Franchises are huge contributors to the UK economy. They [...]

311, 2020

Furlough Extension and other support for Lockdown 2

November 3rd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Lockdown 2.0 - November 2020 Furlough extension, increase in help for the self employed and financial aid for businesses forced to close. These are some of the measures HMRC has introduced to support businesses financially during the upcoming lockdown period. Furlough Extension - CJRS The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or furlough,  was due to end on 31‌ October. It has now been extended. The UK government will pay 80% of wages [...]

311, 2020

Is HMRC fair? How to navigate the UK tax system as an SME

November 3rd, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Is HMRC fair? How to navigate the UK tax system as an SME We’ve said it before, but there are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes. Tax is a necessary evil, but that doesn’t mean the system is perfect. It supplies the country with the money it needs to run. But some feel it isn’t as fair to SMEs as it is to the bigger, multinational companies. Running [...]

2710, 2020

Why hiring an accountant is better than a DIY approach

October 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Why hiring an accountant is better than a DIY approach When running a small business, you may feel like you don’t need an accountant yet. After all, who knows your business better than you? And why pay someone to do something you can do yourself? At first, these seem like obvious reasons why you shouldn't be hiring an accountant, but when you look into it, doing accounting yourself often leads [...]

2010, 2020

Joining the gig economy: becoming self-employed

October 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Joining the gig economy: becoming self-employed With the current pandemic shaking up the working world, now is a great time to explore new avenues and push yourself into running your own business. The nature of the current gig economy makes it easy to become self-employed and pick up work at a pace that suits you. Plenty of people dream of being their own boss and doing what they love every [...]

1610, 2020

Handpicked Accountants Network Picks Big Hand 4 Business

October 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Big Hand 4 Business joins Handpicked Accountants network We are proud to announce that we are now a member of the Handpicked Accountants network. They have recognised our outstanding customer service, highly skilled team and friendly approach.  Through assessing our core accountancy service, the Handpicked team ranked Big Hand 4 Business as an outstanding accountancy provider for owner-managed businesses. We understand that as a business owner, your skills lie in [...]

1310, 2020

How to prepare for your business valuation – and how you can increase its value

October 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to prepare for your business valuation - and how you can increase its value So it’s time to sell your business. You’ve had a good run, but for one reason or another, you think this is the end of the road for you and you’re ready to pass it onto another safe pair of hands. There can be a number of reasons why you want to sell, both good [...]

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