Archive for the ‘General business’ Category


RecordsSuggestions for how a small business can reduce its annual accountancy charges.
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BlindsIf you have a small business that you prefer to hide from your main employer, what are the risks of being discovered, and what steps can you take to minimise the risks?
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handshakeAn explanation of the important difference between expenses and bank payments and receipts for business and tax purposes.
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CashWhether a self-employed sole trader needs to use a separate business bank account to run the business, and the advantages of operating separate bank accounts.
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Germany flagAs Germany and the UK are fellow states of the EC, there are complicated VAT rules affecting business carried out between the 2 countries. This post outlines the main issues as they apply to a small UK business.
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HMRCAdvice on the most important aspects of a business plan, to avoid the main pitfalls and to give the best chance of success in securing funding.
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NewspaperAre we heading for a recession? That now seems likely, especially in view of the Chancellor’s recent comments. Small businesses should consider preparing for this now, so they are ready to weather any economic storm. Here is our list of steps to consider.
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ChartWhere a person is planning on running more than one business, he often wants to know whether he can run them all under one limited company, or whether it is better to have a different company for each business.
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Our recommended outline of what to include when preparing a business plan to present to a bank, for the purpose of securing funding for a small business.
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In an internet scam currently in operation, an email which purports to come from HM Revenue & Customs notifies you that you are due a tax refund, and then directs you to a fake government website for you to enter your bank or credit card details to claim the refund.
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