As Accountants for Small Businesses in the UK we are very aware that raising money / funding to invest in growth or new ventures is a lot trickier than it used to be. A relatively new concept is that of Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding companies operate through internet sites, which allow each entrepreneur to present their business plan… Read More


Let’s face it, paying your tax in lump sums twice a year is a killer for many taxpayers. Unless you are a ruthless saver, stumping up hundreds or thousands of pounds to HMRC can make January and July rather bleak. There is now a better way to spread the pain. HMRC have recently launched the… Read More


Hidden away in the 2014/15 Budget, George Osborne announced he would “modernise and strengthen HMRC’s Debt collection powers”. It sounds great, until you delve into the detail and discover that this legislation will allow HMRC to take cash directly from a taxpayer’s bank account. The standard process will involve communicating with the taxpayer on at least 4… Read More


It’s an old saying but very very true in the world of startups and small business – it is far easier to spend money than to make it. You need to be ultra focussed on keeping your fixed cost base low whilst you are getting your business off the ground and building your sales pipeline.… Read More


Working from your own home office is becoming more and more popular and is likely to be the way of the future – it is what we do, as do many of our clients. You can run modern small businesses from just about anywhere if you have a good IT infrastructure and the best thing is that… Read More