Start Ups

Starting your own business is usually a step into the unknown. You have the business idea and some trade experience, but need assistance with the setting up and running of your new business. Areas such as structure, regulation, tax and deadlines are likely to be unfamiliar to you.

We offer a whole range of services which can help. Typically, these will include:

Preparation

  • Business Plan preparation, if required by a funder or you deem a helpful exercise for you personally,
  • Advice on the most appropriate trading structure:
    • Sole Trader
    • Partnership
    • Limited Liability Partnership
    • Limited Company
  • Assistance in the structuring and raising of finance and, setting up appropriate banking facilities,
  • Searching for possible sources of grant funding,

Getting Started

  • Incorporation, if you decide to trade as a limited company,
  • Considering and registering for all of the appropriate taxes,
  • Pro-active tax, finance and business advice,

Running the Business

Meeting with one of our partners, associates or managers for a free initial consultation should be your starting point. This will enable you to explain your business plans to us and ask us for guidance in the relevant areas. Our business future is tied into yours, and we are passionate about providing you with all of the advice and support services that you will need to prosper.



 
Latest Blogs in Start Ups
 
Scott Bishop
14th November 2017 New to business? Beware of payments on account!

  When setting up in business you will be fully aware that you will have tax to pay on your profits, and you will ideally be putting money aside to cover this. What you might not be aware of is that you may have to pay two years’ worth of tax in just six months.…

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Scott Bishop
1st November 2017 Consequences of overdrawn Director’s Loan Accounts

  Most people who form a limited company understand that it is a separate legal entity, many however, especially those who previously traded in an unincorporated form, do not fully appreciate what this means in respect of taking money out of the company. In a sole trader situation the proprietor is free to withdraw money…

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Donna Gidney
17th October 2017 Start-Ups: Choosing a Business Name

  What’s in a Name? Having decided to start out in business, you will need to choose an operating name.  This is an important decision as it is the first thing that customers notice about you.   There are several factors to consider, including:   Relevance & Personalisation You may want to refer to your…

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Mark Burrows
13th July 2017 BREAKING: Changes to Making Tax Digital rollout timetable announced by Government

The Government has now set out a revised timetable for implementation of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) project.   Three million of the smallest businesses and landlords will be able to move to the new digital system for keeping tax records at a pace that is right for them, Ministers announced today as they set…

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Donna Gidney
5th June 2017 How to choose a business structure

Are you thinking about setting up a business?  If so, one of the first decisions you will need to make is that of business structure. The main business structures are: sole trader, partnership, limited liability company, and limited liability partnership (LLP). Sole trader – This is the easiest set up, with very little in the way of red…

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Ian Piper
18th May 2017 General Election

General Election: Which manifesto helps TechCo’s ? With the 8 June general election fast approaching, directors of technology companies will be scanning the main manifestos to consider which party is potentially offering the most useful new policies for their business: Conservatives (link to 84 page manifesto) Running a balanced budget by the middle of the…

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