Posts by Mark

Stand out from the crowd – how to differentiate yourself from competitors When you are starting – up in business it is important to be a bit different, being unique is a good thing and will help you stand out from your competitors within the market. You can create something different whatever you do be […]

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OFF-PAYROLL  RULES (IR35) TO BE EXTENDED TO PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS? As mentioned in the Autumn Budget, the Government has opened a consultation into a possible extension of the rules that currently apply to “off-payroll” workers in the public sector to the private sector. This consultation is being undertaken at the same time as the consultation […]

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Limited companies – what is share capital? So, what is shared capital within a limited company? Well, the easiest way to explain it is that it is the amount of money that is invested by the business owners which are exchanged for shares of ownership, typically the Company Directors will be shareholders in their business. […]

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Twitter is up there with Facebook and Instagram as one of the most popular social media platforms worldwide. In today’s digital world having an online Twitter profile is a must for small businesses, as this will help them reach out to an even larger audience. Currently, Twitter has around 330 million monthly active users, this […]

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CHANGES TO TERMINATION PAYMENTS Care is always required when employees are made redundant or payments are made on the termination of employment. Not only are there employment law considerations, there are also important tax implications and this is an area where professional advice is strongly recommended to avoid unnecessary pitfalls. The tax treatment of these […]

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With almost 2 billion monthly users (1.8 billion on mobile), Facebook is undoubtedly the largest social media platform today. Does it make sense for small businesses to have a company page on Facebook? Whether you’re B2B or B2C, the answer is yes, absolutely. A Facebook business page will help raise awareness of your business, drive […]

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NO MAJOR TAX CHANGES IN CHANCELLOR’S SPRING STATEMENT As announced last year, the Chancellor’s Budget will in future take place in the Autumn each year as opposed to the Spring. There was however a Statement by the Chancellor on 13 March, but he made little mention of tax changes, instead choosing to focus on the […]

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A guide to hosting a successful workshop Other than the basic marketing tools, have you ever considered alternative ways to raise interest in your business? Organising a workshop to teach your area of interest to others could be just what you need to attract a new and fresh audience, as well as meeting new people […]

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ARE YOU SURE YOU OR YOUR WORKERS ARE SELF-EMPLOYED? Last year we reported that the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee published a report calling on the Government to close the loopholes that allow “bogus” self-employment practices, which burden the welfare state but reduce the tax contributions needed to sustain it.   Most of the […]

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Three reasons your start-up needs to go digital Starting a new business is always exciting. Along with you business plan, you have the drive and determination to finally start putting your ideas into place. Whether your business is a pet store, a retail outlet or an estate agents, there’s countless things to think about and […]

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