Starting a business is a very exciting time but I understand it can also be quite daunting. There are so many questions you may be asking yourself and so many uncertainties about how everything will fall into place.
It is also a huge risk financially taking the leap into the world of self-employment – therefore it is so important to think everything through and have a solid business plan in place.
When most people decide to start a business the first person they turn to is an accountant. This is a good first step as accountants can manage your tax registrations and end of year accounts – however they are generally ‘accounts focused’ and understandably they often don’t have the time to provide clients with business consultancy service.
This is why I provide a bespoke business advisory service whereby I can give you the time you need to understand the basic concepts and make sure that you have identified the important areas that will ensure the growth and success of your business.
I can provide you with the expertise you need to make sure your business gets off to the best start.
Here are some of the questions that you may be asking yourself…
What are the first steps in starting a business?
Should I trade under a sole trade, partnership or company?
How do I register my sole trade, partnership or company?
What are my obligations regarding income tax and filing a tax return?
How to I register my business name?
Do I need an accountant?
Can I do ‘the books’ myself?
How much should I be charging for my product or service?
Am I obliged to register for VAT?
Is it worth my while registering for VAT?
How do I register for VAT?
What are my obligations as a VAT registered trader?
What do I need to do if I want to take on an employee?
How do I register as an employer?
What are my obligations as an employer regarding employment law; holiday pay etc.?
What payroll software will suit me best?
What is the best way to keep records?
Do I need accounting software? Which one will suit me best?
I was very impressed by the professional knowledge and detail to their work. Also very responsive and good value for money.
Very knowledgeable and creative way of thinking, also very friendly and available which means a lot.
April spent a lot of time helping me set up my business…. she provided me with a huge amount of advice and took the stress out of everything… 100% recommend her services to anyone starting a business….
Excellent and professional service. Very friendly and approachable no matter how big or small the query. Highly recommended!