Need Help to Grow? Learn about the latest Government-backed support for SMEs

The Help to Grow campaign was first announced in the Spring Budget earlier this year but received yet another mention in the Autumn Budget as the Government ramps up support for smaller businesses. It has been designed to help more than 100,000 SMEs access management training and advice on innovations that are focused on boosting … Continue reading

Simple steps you can take to cut business costs and maximise profits

Cost-saving will be key for many businesses struggling to get back up to speed after the pandemic. Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were hit hard and now face higher inflation, skills shortages and rising wages. The Bank of England says the inflation figure could even hit four per cent by December. So, cutting costs … Continue reading

Managing business costs – what the energy and supply crisis may mean for your company

The last month has highlighted the challenges that many businesses face when it comes to supplies and costs. Visions of people filling up plastic bottles with petrol or pulling trolleys of toilet rolls to their car may seem bizarre but they have become reality in the last year and this shortage of key supplies is … Continue reading

Buying a business – Top tips to secure the best deal

Have you ever considered buying a business? Whether you are an experienced entrepreneur or just starting out, acquiring a ‘ready-made’ business offers a number of advantages. For established businesses, buying a second company can help them break into new markets or acquire machinery, skilled workers or innovations that can help their operations grow. Meanwhile, new … Continue reading

MTD for Income Tax delayed – What it means for you

Unincorporated businesses have heaved a sigh of relief after the Government delayed the date for the implementation of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) by one year to 2024. Hit hard by the pandemic, it will give these businesses, including the self-employed and landlords, an extra 12 months breathing space to prepare … Continue reading