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How does your locus of control influence entrepreneurial success?
Running a small business involves a lot more than juggling logistics. Knowing how to tackle and overcome challenges is an essential aspect of entrepreneurship. (more…)
How SMEs should prepare for and handle tax investigations
Between the 2020/21 and 2022/23 tax years, there was a 21 per cent rise in tax investigations into SMEs, highlighting the fact that HM Revenue…
How the King’s speech could affect your business finances
His Majesty the King's speech, at the state opening of Parliament, is a significant event for businesses and financial professionals who rely on Government regulation…
Everything you should know before becoming a sole trader
Starting a freelance career marks a significant transition from traditional employment but it’s a decision that many are nervous to make. (more…)
Is unconscious bias impacting your business decisions?
When it comes to business decisions, taking an objective view is essential. But distinguishing your thoughts from the facts is easier said than done. (more…)
Everything you need to know about Government Start Up Loans
Starting your own business can seem daunting, especially when it comes to finding funding. (more…)
Research and Development tax relief changes
The Government has recently updated some elements of the Research and Development (R&D) tax relief application process. (more…)
Preparing your business for a merger or acquisition
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are often completed to gain market share, increase revenue, or expand business amongst many other things. (more…)
Understanding and navigating job expenses
Navigating job expenses can seem daunting at first glance. There are a plethora of rules and regulations that can leave employees feeling overwhelmed. (more…)
New HMRC service allows businesses to set up online payment plans for VAT owed
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have recently confirmed that businesses that owe less than VAT £20,000 can now set up a payment plan online. (more…)