business name

What is the most difficult element of starting your business? Coming up with the concept, writing a business plan, raising funding? No!!! it’s how to pick the perfect business name. Get it right and people will instantly remember you, get …

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small business 2019

Many would be business owners take the opportunity of a new year to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. If you are going to use 2019 to launch your new business then it’s important to remember that finances are a necessary part …

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gift aid christmas small business

At this time of the year many business owners and employees do tit-for-tat giving at Christmas – gifts to clients, gifts to contractors plus the office secret Santa, the result being, generally a whole lot unwanted tat. An alternative for …

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know your numbers

As a freelancer, sole trader or small business owner, other than knowledge of your own trade the most important thing to keep on top of in your business are the numbers. Income, expenses, cashflow, projections, first-hand knowledge of these will …

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VAT registration

When it is a biscuit! True… No VAT is charged on plain biscuits or cakes. But when a biscuit is covered in chocolate it becomes a luxury and standard rate VAT at 20% is added to the price. Mcvities, famous …

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tax-saving

Anyone running and owning a small business will tell you this one thing “be careful with tax – it’s not straightforward!”, in fact, it can be a real minefield for the unprepared. However, taking time and working closely with a …

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tax deduction

When completing your tax return a good accountant will check that all of your tax deductions are included. Sadly, however, some are less pro-active and will simply process the details you give them, without looking for extra tax savings. So, …

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credit card

HMRC will no longer be accepting credit card payments when you pay your self-assessment bill. From January 13, self-employed, sole traders and company directors will no longer be able to use their own personal credit card to pay their self-assessment …

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money management

Whether you like them or not, finances are a necessary part of running a small business, so to get some insight on effective procedures that entrepreneurs can adopt to improve their money management we’ve compiled our top five tips for …

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