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If you’re thinking of starting a business, ask yourself these 5 questions first

Jun 28, 2021

Anyone can start their own business. In fact, more and more people are taking the plunge. In December 2020, new UK company registrations were up 30 percent on the same period in 2019. So it seems entrepreneurship is thriving, despite (or even because of) the pandemic. But is starting your own business right for you? Are you ready to jump in? Answer these five questions to find out. Why do you want to start a business?When you imagine working for…

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3 ways an accountant can guide your business through coronavirus uncertainty

May 18, 2021

COVID-19 restrictions are finally easing. We’re donning thermals just to have lunch out. We’re huddling under blustery garden gazebos with our nearest and dearest. And we’re feeling very pleased about it. But many of us who are self-employed or own a business are also feeling … well, pretty uncertain still about the future. If that sounds familiar, here are three ways your accountant can help to boost business confidence right now. 1. Claiming government supportThere is still financial support available…

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Are you missing out on COVID-19 business support?

Did you know that government help is still available for a range of businesses? We’ve noticed that many schemes aren’t as well-publicised as they were earlier in the pandemic, but they are still going – meaning you could be entitled to continued financial support, even as restrictions ease. This article will ensure you and your business don’t miss out. Loans, tax relief and grants up for grabsWhether you’re a company, employer or sole trader, you may qualify for one of…

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Do you have a long-term vision for your business?

Apr 06, 2021

In our previous article , we listed our favourite tips for easy business planning. This time, we look at bigger-picture planning. If you’re a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of person, or you want to do more long-term planning but don’t know where to start, these questions will help you create a compelling vision for the future of your business – and your life as a business owner. How does reality match up to your early vision?Why did you decide to work for…

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Now that year-end is out of the way, what’s next for your business?

It’s the end of another tax year – for many businesses, the most challenging year they’ve ever had. But with spring and a renewed sense of optimism in the air (or is that just barbecue smoke?), most of us are keen to look ahead with more certainty. Which means now is a great time to plan what’s next for your business. And if you did some strategic planning at the start of the year, why not take stock and review…

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