The Journey Begins – Exciting new business opens in St Neots

23rd May 2018

https://www.shume.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/IMG-20180321-WA0012-800x321.jpgA lot of our blogs are about rules and regulations, however something that happens often in our world is that we get the fantastic opportunity to be part of a new business venture for one of our clients.

Shume Bottle Emporium – is a beer shop specializing in locally brewed beer, cheese, coffee, gin and a few other delights. I would say it offers a continental feel which is uncommon in most shops and is definitely something different in the town of St Neots.

The biggest feature for me is owner Luan, who’s passion and interest in not only all his products but also where and how they are produced offering a rare and refreshing knowledge and judgement that you just don’t find in your local supermarket.

Whiting & Partners will be looking after his bookkeeping using Xero with the shop currently running an iZettle system (Rebecca Marley has recently written a blog on this) and producing his accounts at the year end. More importantly we will be producing Luan with quarterly management information, giving him advise where he needs it and allowing him to focus on running his business and doing what he loves!

Starting a business takes a huge amount of courage but also a passion about a product or a service that drives a company forward. Most of us are unable to control every aspect of a business and if we are, perhaps we are taking time and energy away from areas where a real impact could be made. Like Luan, let Whiting’s help with support, advice and your workload. You’re not alone and we want you to be successful just like you do!

And if you are in the St Neots area, check out Shume. From beer drinkers to cheese enthusiasts, it’s an experience I have rarely had myself and will happily return again. A fantastic example of a budding business venture of which Whiting’s will be right behind!

 



 
Other items in Blogs
 
Keith Day
7th February 2019 Businesses urged to prepare for post-Brexit Customs

HMRC is urging VAT-registered UK businesses which trade exclusively with the EU to be prepared for a no deal Brexit.   In a letter sent to 145,000 affected businesses, HMRC explains changes to Customs, Excise and VAT procedures in the ‘unlikely event’ that the UK leaves the EU without a Brexit deal.   HMRC’s letter…

Read More »

Adrian Mackenzie
7th February 2019 Beware of pension investment scams

The Insolvency Service has urged individuals saving for retirement to protect their pension pots from criminals and ‘negligent trustees’.   Research carried out by the Service found that criminals use a range of tactics to convince savers to part with their funds, including persuading individuals to access their pension and invest in unregulated schemes.  …

Read More »

Victor Courdelle
7th February 2019 MTD for VAT – pilot extended to all eligible businesses

  HMRC has extended its Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) pilot scheme to all eligible businesses. For most businesses, compliance with the regulations is mandated for VAT return periods beginning on or after 1 April 2019. However, MTDfV for some ‘more complex’ businesses has been deferred until 1 October 2019. This deferral applies to:…

Read More »

Stephen Malkin
1st February 2019 MTD for VAT: Which Bridging Software?

As we approach the 1 April 2019 deadline for the introduction of MTD compliant VAT submissions, many businesses will at last be focusing on what solution they should adopt.   If their current bookkeeping system does not already have an upgrade that automatically provides this new functionality, they will be considering adopting ‘bridging software’.   Looking through…

Read More »

Ian Piper
18th January 2019 CryptoCurrency Taxation: HMRC close loophole?

HMRC are not known for being ahead of the curve, so trying to find official guidance on how exchange gains from selling bitcoin, and other crypto currencies, is expected to be self-assessed and taxed, was always going to be ‘problematic’. At the time of first researching this, the latest HMRC guidance was published in 3…

Read More »

Peter Brown
13th January 2019 5 things you need to know about Making Tax Digital

  Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the hot topic this year. It’s one of the most fundamental changes to the UK tax system since the introduction of self-assessment. From April 2019, VAT registered businesses with a turnover of over £85,000 will be required to keep records using software approved by HMRC.  We have condensed the…

Read More »