We work with business owners across many varied sectors and for many business owners, a common question is... am I in a position to hire staff? Employing people can be a costly exercise, you need to be sure that you can sustain the ongoing costs … Continue reading Tips for SMEs – Is it better to outsource than employ staff?
As a business owner, sticking to your guns is all well and good, but it is your ability to adapt and your flexibility that will help your business to survive and thrive. Acceptance From day one, accepting and understanding that things change … Continue reading Tips For SMEs – Flexibility
Tax Penalties As a Company Director, you are required to file your company or limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts on time. You can see more about your responsibilities here . In this article we focus on penalties, payments, and appeals. … Continue reading How Will Late Filing Penalties Impact You?
If you're starting out in business, operating as a sole trader may be the ideal way for you to start and test the waters, without all of the red tape and statutory filing that comes with running a Limited Company. However a Limited Company will … Continue reading Top Tips For Sole Traders
Clients have enquired about the possibility of claiming relief for expenses incurred in connection with closing down their company. In particular, they would like to know whether they could get tax relief for professional advice that they have … Continue reading Tax Question Of The Week – Tax Relief And Expenses
Software Integration Should Improve Productivity Introducing many different software systems at the same time may seem on the face of it to increase productivity. Software providers will often tell you that their product will streamline your … Continue reading Tips For SMEs – Avoid Reducing Productivity
Keep Business And Personal Banking Separate When starting up, one of the first things you'll need to do is open a business bank account, this will help you to keep your business and personal finances separate. Why is this important to you? Save … Continue reading Tips for SMEs – Bookkeeping Tips For Small Businesses
Embrace Digital Marketing Of course word of mouth, referrals and business networking remain among the top ways to grow your business, but once prospects have been referred to you and your business..what's their next step? They are likely to look … Continue reading Tips for SMEs – Embrace Digital Marketing
Bookkeeping – for most it’s a chore that must be done rather than a task we relish. So here are some tips to help you stay on top of it… Allocate Time each week and devote it to your bookkeeping Don’t leave it to the last minute – HMRC deadlines … Continue reading Tips for SMEs – Outsource Your Bookkeeping
Do you lose endless hours with phone distractions and app notifications? Meredith Wood, Business.com explains how you can turn your phone into your businesses' swiss army knife. "There are endless apps out there designed to help you take charge of … Continue reading Tips for SMEs – Time Management and Apps
It's true- time is money, so ask yourself - "how many hours do I waste in a week?" You'll be surprised at how many hours get lost with little productivity to show for it. One way to free up your time is to stop being a 'yes man' and start … Continue reading Tips for SMEs – Time is Money
Keep An Eye On The Competition Rather than competing with larger corporations, take inspiration from them and see how you can apply what they are doing on a smaller scale to suit your local market. It is more important than ever to be noticeable, and … Continue reading Tips for SMEs- Keep an Eye On The Competition