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05 Sep 2017
With 57% of British SMEs admitting they don’t offer training and development for their staff, we consider a range of no cost or low cost management training courses.
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03 Aug 2017
Corporate finance isn’t just for big business. If your business is built on solid foundations, you present yourself in the right way with solid financial forecasts and a robust business plan then there will, more than likely, be someone out there who will finance your business.
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05 Apr 2017
Understanding how your business performs is essential if an entrepreneur is to really take control of their business. We take a look at how we work with our clients to support them in achieving quality reporting and performance analysis even in small business.
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06 Feb 2017
Tips to help creative businesses to focus on the accuracy and timeliness of systems and identification of risks to allow them to make better commercial decisions, identify cost savings, better cash flow management and inevitably succeed.
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14 Oct 2016
We take a look at the rising star of the recruitment sector - tech. With demand for skills outstripping supply, coders and programmers are choosing to go it alone rather than stick with permanent contracts - we look below the surface to understand how this is impacting on the recruitment industry.
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06 Sep 2016
New challenger bank set up to specifically address the needs of the UK's Freelancer community - we look at what makes them different.
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19 Jul 2016
With a Brexit waiting two years down the road, this might lead to relocation of company headquarters and talent away from the UK. Will this lead to a talent boom for British businesses?
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15 Jul 2016
Are you trying to decide on the right business structure for your start- up? Thought about starting as an LLP but not quite sure what the company structure consists of? Here's what you need to know.
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05 Jul 2016
Whether we like it or not, Britain has voted to leave the European Union. How should small business owners deal with the fallout?
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24 Jun 2016
Are you looking for a new small business accountant? It really doesn't matter where you live, thanks to new technology and software, you could hire an accountant from anywhere in the UK. Here's why an accountant in London is a good choice.
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31 May 2016
UK unemployment has fallen to a 10-year low, but is it employers or sole traders driving the growth in the labour market?
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23 May 2016
Industry regulator the Competition and Markets Authority is looking to improve competition and access to banking and this week released early recommendations before a full report is unveiled in August.
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19 Apr 2016
Getting a mortgage is hard enough even if you aren't a self- employed contractor. Here's a few tips of how you secure a loan.
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21 Mar 2016
What is working capital, and why should small business owners understand how to manage it?
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24 Feb 2016
A new report from the Enterprise Research Centre has confirmed that the number of High Growth Firms across the UK has risen to its highest level since the dotcom boom in the early 2000s.
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24 Dec 2015
As a cost effective, flexible and scalable source of web traffic, AdWords has become a favoured advertising service for startups and small businesses. But are businesses in the UK required to pay VAT on their AdWords spend?
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10 Dec 2015
What is the EFG, how can it help businesses secure small business loans, and is it right for your company?
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30 Nov 2015
While the UK has better business survival rates than many other countries, more than 50% of British businesses are shut down within their first five years of trading. Whatever the reason, shutting down a limited company can sometimes be a complicated process.
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13 Aug 2015
The number of companies has grown by more than 50% in the past decade, but finding a small business accountant who will help you avoid becoming one the 12% of those companies who dissolve each year is not always easy.
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06 Jul 2015
As the UK continues to recover from the recession, and the government makes legislation more favourable to SMEs, more and more professionals are seeking to take charge of their own career and finances, opting to become self-employed.
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26 Jun 2015
What do successful people do differently? Are they superhuman? There’s no easy path to success. It’s hard work. But if you get disciplined and follow these steps, you’ll be on the right track.
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08 Jun 2015
If you’re a first-time entrepreneur starting a business in London, you’re entering one of the world’s toughest markets. If you’re going to make it, you need to understand some specific issues surrounding accountants, London, and your business.
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27 Apr 2015
These days the location of your accountant might not seem so important. But do accountants in London have that “something extra” needed to give your business an edge?
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30 Mar 2015
Crowdfunding is not new, but new digital platforms have reinvigorated this democratic form of investment. With the banks reluctant to lend, we’ve seen a flurry of new businesses taking advantage. But which crowdfunding model is best: debt or equity?
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04 Aug 2014
Tax used to be a slightly annoying inconvenience. When I opened my monthly payslip, along with my colleagues, I’d tut over the amount of tax I had to pay and then get back to whatever I was doing. But now as a freelancer I have to face my tax demons head on.
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14 Apr 2014
Most successful business ventures starts with a ‘what if..?’ about a gap in the market and the dawning realisation that something could be done just that little bit better.
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18 Feb 2014
Hiring a cheap accountant in London can cost you dear. In a city where people come to earn their fortunes, new businesses start, and equally, fail every day. But what is the difference between the ones with staying power and the ones who fold?
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15 Oct 2013
Many small business in London find them looking for the cheapest accountant in town. We explain why a good accountant should pay for himself...
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03 Aug 2017
Most businesses make mistakes when they apply for funding we take a look at the most common mistakes made.
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18 Apr 2017
An EMI scheme could allow you to incentivise your staff in a tax efficient way, locking in key members of staff so you can grow your business quickly and efficiently.
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23 Feb 2017
In short, Working Capital is defined as, “The capital of a business which is used in its day-to-day trading operations”. It is important for small businesses to understand what their working capital is in order to manage every day operations; it is the capital which you have to work with. Find out more...
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29 Nov 2016
Accounts & Legal take a deep dive into the new Bank referral scheme: a scheme set to revolutionise micro and small businesses lending and change the way business borrow money in future.
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08 Sep 2016
Ensuring invoices are paid, and paid on time, is a critical issue for most small business owners, since unpaid bills (or even late payments) can seriously undermine a company’s cash flow.
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27 Jul 2016
The vote for Britain to leave the EU has caused a lot of political turmoil and uncertainty. Here's what a Brexit might mean for the governments policies for the UK's small businesses.
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18 Jul 2016
As the UK faces a looming talent shortage, can technology help British SMEs plug the talent gaps?
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13 Jul 2016
Even though England didn't win the Euros, Wimbledon was a massive smash, won by Andy Murray. Here's how your business can increase your profits from great tournaments like this one.
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27 Jun 2016
How should a small business owner go about giving employees shares in the business? What share schemes are available and do they offer any tax breaks?
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15 Jun 2016
Annual filings have taken a new shape and name; abridged accounts. For estate agents, this might mean than more information is available to collect on competitors from companies house. So what will this change actually mean?
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23 May 2016
Moonlighting is no longer a dirty word. Here's how digital technologies are encouraging more people than ever to moonlight.
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05 May 2016
Hiring new staff is and should be an exciting moment for any company. Just make sure you are paying them the correct salary. New rules have been enforced this year that you need to take into consideration.
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22 Mar 2016
Increasing numbers of people are going solo when setting up a small business, turning us into a nation of solopreneurs.
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25 Feb 2016
With the EU referendum looming, EU immigration is a hot topic amongst the electorate. But what’s best for middle England is not necessarily best for London’s business community.
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24 Feb 2016
As a global talent shortage looms, we offer four ways small business owners can compete with corporate headhunters and retain their very best talent.
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16 Feb 2016
This collection of free tools could be just the ticket to help transform you into a truly fantastic freelancer.
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22 Jan 2016
It was revealed after the Spending Review that the Business Growth Service, which includes the GrowthAccelerator programme and the Manufacturing Advisory Service, would be wound down. The question is: why?
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17 Dec 2015
Small business founders and sole traders looking to grow a successful business have access to far fewer government grants than entrepreneurs launching a new business, research has revealed.
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02 Dec 2015
A bank loan or overdraft may be the traditional route to finance for a small business. But banks can be unpredictable and reduce your overdraft at short notice or impose steep interest charges or penalties for missed payments. There is another option to help release cash flow and working capital with invoice factoring.
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07 Sep 2015
We quite often get asked to weigh up the merits of a new start up idea. We’ve put together four key tests that help determine whether or not a new venture will succeed.
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09 Jul 2015
This is the first Tory budget in almost two decades. Their majority win was in no small part down to convincing the UK they were the small business party. But yesterday’s budget was not good news for small business owners.
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01 Jul 2015
Accountants aren’t just bean counters. Their experience and expertise can be useful at any point in the life of your business. So what can they do to help your business grow?
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30 Apr 2015
Small businesses need to scrutinise every cost, but cheapest isn’t always best. Never has this been truer than when hiring an accountant. Cheap small business accountants may represent true value for money, or they could cost you more in the long-run.
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21 Apr 2015
Accountants will always tell you hiring an accountant will save you money. But small businesses have to watch every penny; you need to know you’re getting the best service possible, and when you’re starting out, it can be hard to know what to look for. What makes good small business accountants?
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03 Nov 2014
Entrepreneurs are risk takers, and sometimes things don’t work out as planned. When thinking about shutting down a company, there are three main routes available.
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29 Apr 2014
Take 10 minutes out of your schedule make a cup of tea and read these tips carefully. Consider what changes you could implement to make you and your business more successful and sustainable.
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11 Mar 2014
At Accounts and Legal we get asked a lot of questions about accounting costs so we have compiled a list of the most common ones and answered them for you; from finding the cheapest accountant in London to cheap tax advice for small businesses we have got it covered.
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28 Nov 2013
Choosing a company structure is one of the first decisions facing small business owners when starting up. There four choices available: Sole Trader, Partnership, Private limited company (Ltd) and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), here we discuss some of the pros and cons.