Starting Out In Business
Helping you & your business get started
Starting out in business can be a difficult time – so much to think about, on top of just doing the everyday work. But if you get things right at the outset, it will make things easier in the long run.
How we can help
You know how you do what you do – and we know how you can turn that into a business. And we know all the ‘paperwork’ that’s needed (mostly online these days). We’ve helped many people start in business – and we’ve helped many others who got started before they realised they needed help. We know the right things to do and we know the pitfalls to avoid.
VAT services and advice
Compulsory or voluntary registration? How does it all work? We know the answers.
PAYE & Payroll
We handle small and specialist payrolls, taking care of all those headaches.
They leave it to you and then fine you if you get it wrong. We can help.
Profit & Loss Accounts
Mark up? Margins? Break even? We can explain what it all means.
Balance Sheets (where needed)
Debits? Credits? We get it. And we can tell you what it all means.
Companies must file accounts in a special format; we've got it covered.
Bookkeeping System Advice
Keep it simple. We know how.
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” Benjamin Franklin.
Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity - but cash is King!
Whether buying one or setting one up, we can advise
Advice on Buying a Business
Is it worth it? How best to structure the deal? And more.
We know how to present your plans in the best light
Corporation tax returns and planning
It's your company, but it's the company's tax return; we can help
The rules just got more complicated - we can help you plan your strategy.
Claiming tax relief on expenses
What Expenses Can I Claim? We know all the answers.
'Benefits In Kind' planning
Taxable or not taxable? What to report? We can help
See what else we are able to offer our clients. View all services.
Expert advice & information
Free advice is plentiful these days – and if you know exactly what you need to know (and you know when you’ve found it – and not been led up the garden path), then it’s great. But that still leaves the ‘unknown unknowns’ – and with tax legislation forever changing, the only way to fully understand it is to handle it day after day after day. Which is what we do. So don’t risk it – speak to a professional – speak to us.
Keeping tabs on cash-flows
Turnover is vanity – profit is sanity – but cash is King!
Where to start with Business Plans
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail" Ben Franklin
Buying a Business
Make sure you know what you are letting yourself in for
What Expenses Can I Claim a Deduction For?
Claim what you can!
VAT could be good for you…
VAT - good or bad? You could be missing a trick...
Understanding your tax calculation
Income minus allowances, multiplied by tax rate? Sometimes.
Profit or Loss?
Accounts and Company Law
Complying with Company Law
When the Tax Man Enquires
A case of damage limitation
Is a franchise the best option for you?
Franchises - choose carefully...
Taking money out of the company
Avoid the pitfalls when extracting money from your company
VAT - when you must register
Failing to register can be costly - simple rules to follow
What balance sheets can tell us
Taking stock - in more ways than one
What are Capital Allowances?
Tax relief for capital expenditure
VAT Fuel Scale Charges
VAT claimed on petrol/diesel use for private travel
When do I need to submit my tax return and pay my tax?