Start Ups

Setting up a business is often a step into the unknown. You might have a great business idea but you are just not sure how to go about the nuts and bolts of setting up and running the business.

We can help!

We can assist and support throughout the process with aspects such as

  • Business plan preparation
  • Advice on trading structure
  • Bespoke company formation (including groups and alphabet shares)
  • Funding and grants
  • Tax advice
  • Book-keeping guidance
  • Payroll

Why choose us?

  • Specialist start-up expertise
  • Local office locations plus modern remote working tools
  • Pro-active value creating advice, as well as annual compliance/submissions service
  • Provision of outsourced book-keeping and payroll services if you are initially too small to undertake in house

Download our start-up leaflet and find out more about our services for new and growing businesses

 

 

Get in touch with your local office and speak to one of our specialist advisers about our Start Up services.

Client Review

Managing Director of an Engineering Consultancy
As an engineering manager, I started my own consultancy business ten years ago, with my wife as co-director. Whiting & Partners guided us in setting up the day to day accounting systems, which even the smallest company has to have, and have since looked after the annual accounts and tax matters. This, combined with the help that they have given with our personal tax affairs, has allowed us to concentrate on the marketing and technical sides of our business, and undoubtedly saved us money. We find them professional, practical and accessible.



 
Latest Blogs in Start Ups
 
Jodie Pheby
22nd July 2021 Accounts Basis Period Reform – Consultation

Under current rules, businesses draw up annual accounts to the same date each year. The profit/loss for the tax year is usually the profit/loss for the year to the accounting date – called the basis period.  Tax is paid on profits earned in the basis period ending in the tax year in question.   However,…

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Donna Gidney
4th December 2018 Start-up Seminar Success

Our March office held its start-up seminar last week. The seminar covered key areas for start-up businesses, including business plans, business structure, accounting software and employee considerations. A big thank you goes to Emilia Cybulska from NatWest for her presentation entitled “Give Your Start-up a Boost”, which not only covered financing options, but also gave…

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Donna Gidney
22nd November 2018 Guest Speaker confirmed for Start-up Seminar at March Office

Our March office will be hosting its start-up seminar on 29 November 2018 between 6pm and 8pm. The evening will aim to cover the following key areas for those starting out in business: Choice of business structure Record keeping, including digital software packages Compliance with HMRC regulations Funding options Employment issues We are delighted to…

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Richard Alecock
1st September 2020 Top 5 tips for start-up businesses

Businesses are born in many ways but there are some common considerations for all start-ups. Legal form Consideration needs to be given as to the how you wish to set up and structure your business. If you are going it alone perhaps a sole trader could be the best route or, if there is more…

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Scott Bishop
29th October 2018 Start Up Seminar – Wisbech – Further details

We are looking forward to hosting our FREE Start Up Seminar in Wisbech  from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday November 6th 2018 which is being held at the Boathouse. There are many questions that you may have when starting up in business, such as: Should the business be structured as a Sole trader or Limited…

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Amanda Newman
25th October 2018 Ely Start Up seminar Guest speakers announced

Ely Office start up seminar is being held on 20th November https://www.whitingandpartners.co.uk/booking-now-open-for-start-up-seminars/. A chance to gain free advice on the complexities of starting in business from Whiting and Partners and Guest Speakers from local solicitors Fraser Dawbarns talking about partnership and shareholder agreements, leases on new premises and employment law for taking on new staff.…

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Donna Gidney
23rd October 2018 Running A Business From Home

If you are looking to start up a business, it is likely to be home based, at least in the early days.  Figures suggest that over 60% of businesses start in this way and that there are 2.9m businesses in the UK operating from home. This blog looks at some of the common questions regarding working from home. Do I…

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Thomas Carter
12th October 2018 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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Richard Alecock
11th October 2018 Why a start up business should complete a business plan

A business plan is a written document that describes your business. By committing your thoughts to paper, you can understand your business better and also map specific courses of action that need to be taken to improve your business. It covers objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts. A business plan can help you to:…

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Richard Alecock
11th October 2018 Making Tax Digital, VAT and newly registered businesses

All VAT registered businesses with a turnover over the current VAT registration threshold of £85,000 will be required to comply with the Making Tax Digital (MTD) record keeping and reporting requirements for VAT periods which start on and after 1st April 2019. Where a business is VAT registered but has turnover under £85,000 at April…

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