Business planning

The importance of budgeting in your small business

By |2019-08-20T08:08:50+00:00August 20th, 2019|Business planning|

The importance of budgeting in your small business cannot be underestimated.  Not only does budgeting provide a benchmark against your peers, it also allows for variance analysis and performance assessment, leading to improved sales.  Are you actively budgeting in your small business? Read on to learn more on budgeting processes that can help your small [...]

Top Tips for Small Business: Data Protection

By |2019-07-30T06:38:45+00:00July 30th, 2019|Business planning|

Research shows despite 66% of  small  businesses being affected directly by cyber crime, only two thirds  of small businesses consider cyber crime a serious risk to their business operations.  These stats are alarming, especially considering that small businesses are most susceptible to this type of crime as systems and processes may not be as sophisticated [...]

Limited Companies: The Top Ten Expenses you should be claiming now

By |2019-07-23T07:34:29+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Business planning, Cloud, limited company, Personal tax, Tax|

As a director of a limited company, you will likely be well versed in the basics of business allowable expenses; that is, you can only claim expenses which are "wholly and exclusively" related to your limited company activities. But are you really making the most of the tax reliefs available to you? As a start [...]

How much does it cost to hire an employee?

By |2019-06-21T07:30:55+00:00June 21st, 2019|Business planning|

Hiring an employee for your small business should be a celebration and feel like a step in the right direction and it means you are profitable and growing.  But the process of hiring an employee and being an employer may be a daunting task, and you will want to make sure you consider all the [...]

Ultimate business tips for the self-employed – growing your business

By |2019-06-13T08:29:56+00:00June 13th, 2019|Business planning, Tax|

When trying to grow your business, preparation is key and first impressions really do count. Before a networking event or meeting with a prospective client, do your research.  Prepare an elevator pitch ahead of events, so you don't waste people's time with too much detail and lose them in conversation.  Always follow-up after an event [...]