So, you want to be your own boss? Studies that suggest the under 25's group have a growing desire to be self employed. How much do we know about the routes to self employment, the risks and the rewards? Tip Of The Iceberg On the surface, … Continue reading Buying A Business? The Struggle Is Real
With 500,000 businesses believed to change hands every year, you may be curious as to why? Avanti work with businesses across multiple sectors and see businesses change hands for many different reasons. The truth is, it is not always a failing … Continue reading Thinking Of Buying a Business – What Do You Need To Know?
Many business owners will build a business from scratch, grow it, and then the time comes to move on. Time to find an appropriate buyer... You will have invested time in preparing a valuation and taking all the steps to get your business … Continue reading Selling Your Business – What Should You Ask Prospective Buyers?
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
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
1) Don’t pay by cheque Brown decided for periods 11/14 onwards that he would stop paying his VAT electronically and instead send a quarterly cheque payment to HMRC. This meant he lost the extra seven days you get for paying electronically (one … Continue reading Ten Points To avoid VAT default surcharges
Peter Wade who assists in the bookkeeping and payroll department of Avanti deals with a variety industries on a daily basis helping with the bookkeeping which includes purchase and sales ledge, bank reconciliation and VAT. The clients he is … Continue reading Case Study – Bookwork Efficiency
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
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
If possible remove paper from your day to day operations. By doing so you'll not only increase your green credentials but you will remove ongoing costs of paper, ink, printers and the maintenance of such machinery from your business. Making your … Continue reading Tips for SMEs – Go Paperless