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412, 2018

It’s approaching the end of the year – have you done your taxes?

December 4th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It’s approaching the end of the year - have you done your taxes? Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner. You probably can’t wait to take a few days off work and kick back with your favourite people over the festive period. But the self-assessment tax return deadline, on the 31st of January, could ruin all of this if you don’t get your act together right now. This [...]

2711, 2018

The business owner’s dilemma – franchise vs startup

November 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The business owner's dilemma - franchise vs startup Starting your own business can be challenging; especially as there is more to it than simply registering your limited company and getting on with it. Alongside traditional business models, there are also franchise opportunities to consider. Each has its pros and cons. So whether you want to get your own business off the ground or make the decision to buy into an [...]

2011, 2018

An employer’s guide to payroll tax

November 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

An employer’s guide to payroll tax So you have accomplished your dream and are now the proud owner of a limited company. You are your own boss, and you may well already be somebody else’s. With that comes a host of responsibilities, from insurance to wages. You are not only responsible for paying your own taxes, but all of your employees’ too. It can seem daunting at first. But once [...]

1311, 2018

Is your business accountant doing everything they can?

November 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Is your accountant doing everything they can? Every business needs an accountant. Running a business is challenging enough without juggling the minutiae of finance. Having an individual or group to do it for you is often the best course of action. Although your business accountant might be doing a fantastic job of making sure your bottom line is healthy, ask yourself, are they being proactive? Are they helping your business [...]

3010, 2018

Which is the best bank for your business?

October 30th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Which is the best bank for your business? Finding the best bank for your business can be an exhausting process. It takes hours of research which can be a challenge to factor into a busy day of work. That’s why we’re here to tell you which banks are a good fit for your business. So whether you're just getting started or you're looking for a change, here's what you should [...]

2310, 2018

Should you register your business for VAT?

October 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Should you register your business for VAT? Many business owners often misunderstand VAT. While some are obliged to register for VAT, others can choose to do so of their own accord. So, why might registering for VAT be a good idea, and when should you register? What is VAT? Let’s briefly discuss what VAT is, just to make sure we are all on the same page. VAT, also known as [...]

1610, 2018

Seeing the bigger picture – what your prices say about you

October 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Seeing the bigger picture - what your prices say about you Your business is in a bit of a tight spot. Your profit margins have dropped continually, but your services have stayed the same. How could this be? Do people just not want what your offering anymore? This could be the case, but it’s unlikely. Maybe you need more customers. Everyone knows that the more customers you have, the more [...]

910, 2018

Insurance policies – what does your business legally need?

October 9th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Insurance policies - what does your business legally need? Whether you're a new business or an established one, the question of what insurance policies your business needs isn’t as simple as listing them and sending you on your way. It depends entirely on what type of business you’re running. However, there’s one type of insurance that is compulsory for all British companies. Employers’ liability (EL) cover This type of insurance [...]

210, 2018

How to write an invoice

October 2nd, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to write an invoice We wouldn’t be surprised if you said the financial side was your least favourite part of running a company. Without knowing what to do, or the best ways to do it, managing your cash flow can be stressful. From payroll to bookkeeping, it's enough to keep the best of us up at night. But, we want your business operations to be as smooth as possible [...]

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