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04 Aug 2017
We take a look at some Kickstarter campaigns to see what there is to be learnt from the world of crowd funding.
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02 Jun 2017
We take a look at how you can benchmark your business against your competitors and ask the question: should you be taking on another employee or getting more from the ones you have?
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23 Feb 2017
Who are your debtors and who are your creditors? Though these terms are seemingly straightforward they can often be confused. It is important to understand that the debtor and creditor process can work in different ways, especially for small businesses. This article explains it all...
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13 Dec 2016
It is the season to be jolly, in this article we explore VAT and Christmas markets. Who has to charge VAT and how much? If your thinking about trading at a Christmas market this year read on to find out what you need to know.
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07 Oct 2016
Accounts and Legal see business from every market and sector. We have recently seen a rise in the number of Amazon drop shippers we decided to investigate what they are and why more people are doing it.
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31 Aug 2016
It's time for a new Client of the Month! Get your math book out and pencils sharpened for this one, it's time to meet our featured client for September: Alphablocks Nursery School.
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18 Jul 2016
Britain is in the grip of an entrepreneurial revolution, and technology is playing an increasingly important role in driving this culture of entrepreneurship.
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14 Jul 2016
Data from StartUp Britain reveals that the UK is on track to incorporate a record number of new startups this year.
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29 Jun 2016
While it’s important to point out that nothing is certain at this stage, we take a look at how small business taxes might change as Britain negotiates its exit from the European Union.
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17 Jun 2016
Accounts and Legal are not like your usual accountants, we can also help you raise finance for your business, help you with business growth, market research and digital marketing. In this article we introduce to your our recently appointed business consultant Louis Lines, and how the team can help your business.
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26 May 2016
London may seem pricey and overcrowded to set up your own enterprise, but there are still plenty of opportunities for small businesses.
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11 May 2016
Ever wondered what statutory accounts are, and why you need to file them? What should even be in the accounts? Here's what you need to know.
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19 Apr 2016
If your small business is growing, but isn't quite ready to take hire its first employee, here are four low-cost alternatives to adding a permanent staff member to your team.
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29 Feb 2016
With one in thirty UK businesses failing victim to invoice fraud, how purchase orders help small businesses avoid being duped?
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25 Feb 2016
More than one million sole traders in the UK have had their applications for business financing rejected by high street lenders, but many are unaware of alternative financing options.
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18 Feb 2016
If you’re a student and you’re considering joining the UK’s growing army of self-employed freelancers, here’s what you could be doing and how.
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03 Feb 2016
Record numbers are becoming self-employed, the latest data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed. We reveal the pros and cons of life as a sole trader.
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22 Dec 2015
From following your dreams to making more money, there are plenty of reasons to start a small business. But is it better to pursue a business idea for passion or for profit?
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07 Dec 2015
In a small business’s early days the business owners may loan money to the company when other sources of funding are hard to come by, but as the company grows they may want to temporarily take money out of the business through a Director's Loan.
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26 Nov 2015
Many new businesses struggle to raise startup capital until they have proven their business model and gained some traction. When funding is hard to come by capital requirements are often funded by loans from company directors, which are then repaid as the new company begins to generate revenue. Here's how it works...
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24 Jul 2015
Money comes in; money goes out. Managing your cash flow may seem as simple as subtracting your outgoings from your income, but in fact it’s much more complicated. Follow these six steps to keep your cash flow healthy!
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03 Jul 2015
Online crowdfunding has drastically improved small businesses’ access to finance. We spoke to our delightful clients, Alice and Fleurette, co-founders of Attollo Lingerie, about their Kickstarter campaign to find out why they chose gift crowdfunding in particular, and how to do it.
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26 Jun 2015
Fifty percent of new businesses go bust in the first five years. The first thing you should do before starting your own company is understand the common pitfalls so you can avoid them.
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21 May 2015
All small businesses need good accountants. Businesses in London face the toughest competition, and need the best support. But there are hundreds of accountants vying for your attention; how do you choose the right one for your business?
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24 Apr 2015
Businesses across the UK often keep their search for an accountant local, mostly for convenience but also because they can be cheaper than city accountants. But nowadays, when everything can be done remotely, and with more standard pricing, might hiring an accountant in London be better for your business?
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03 Nov 2014
A company that is being closed because it can no longer meet its debts is known as insolvent. The options are creditors' voluntary liquidation or compulsory liquidation.
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18 Jun 2014
Although it may be completely unrealistic to make your customer swear marriage vows it is possible to build a lasting relationship where they promise to be loyal if you promise never to deliver less than the original attractive deal.
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14 Apr 2014
The simple answer to this is yes; there are no restrictions on a non-UK resident owning a UK company, however, there are some things that you need to know.
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14 Jan 2014
In 2013 a survey carried out by Accounts and Legal found that an astonishing 80% of small businesses wanted more commercial guidance from their accountant and overall only 10% were happy with their current bean-counter. There is a need for change.
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12 Dec 2018
We are regularly asked: as a non-UK resident how can I open a business bank account in the UK? We looked in to this and here's what we found.
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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...