Starting up a new business can seem like a minefield. With our extensive experience in working with new businesses we can assure you that our advice will be tailored to meet your specific business goals and objectives. The links above will guide you through essential aspects of the start-up process, from preparing an initial business plan to developing an e-commerce strategy to give your business a competitive advantage. Please contact us to discuss how we can be of further service to the growth of your new business.

Employed or self employed?

The question as to whether someone is employed or self employed is not as...

Buying a business

Buying an established business that someone else wishes to sell provides a path that...

Initial costs of starting in business

No new business is the same as another even if the product or service is similar....

Proving your credentials to investors

People don't invest in ideas; they invest in people. You can have the world's best...

The tax system for the self-employed

If you start working for yourself, you must register with HMRC.

Business deductions

In order to attract a deduction in computing the profits of a trade or business, any...

Claiming expenses

The rules which determine what expenses can be deducted from profit for tax purposes...

Choosing your accounting date

You are free to select your choice of accounting date. Under the current year basis,...

Buying a franchise

Is buying a franchise of interest? This is one approach that many adopt in order to...

The construction industry

There are special tax rules affecting the construction industry, which are designed to...

Preparing your business plan

Do you have a written business plan? Failing to plan is the first step towards...

Essential record keeping

Ideas on how you can reduce the time we take to prepare your year-end accounts.

The national minimum wage and the national living wage

An employer must pay their workers a minimum amount per hour as defined by law. This...

Working from home

Some people work at home; others see the home base as the perfect solution to a noisy...

Insuring your business

Adequate insurance is fundamentally important for a business. And in many cases, it is...

Tax planning for businesses

If you are thinking of starting a business, you should consider, among other factors,...