Category Archives: Business Startup

What can I record as Expenses?

Most things that you buy for your business can be classed as expenses. Any Corporation Tax your business pays is calculated after your expenses have been taken into account. So accurately recording expenses means you can end up paying less tax. Startup Costs One of the first things your business can claim back are your company […]

What is a Holding Company?

Earlier this week Google announced that they are re-organising their business by forming a holding company called Alphabet. Holding companies are a pretty common way to organise large businesses but can also be useful for smaller organisations. Google’s main motivation for forming a holding company was to give it’s investors a better idea of what […]

Most reports on the number of UK startups are rubbish

Another week, another report on the record number of UK startups. The latest one comes from the Centre for Entrepreneurs who are behind the Startup Britain campaign. It got quite a lot of attention including coverage in The Telegraph, on various business blogs and on social media. It’s claim that 600,000 new business are set […]

5 Startup Scams to Be Wary Of

Startups are as vulnerable to fraudulent activity as the most established businesses, in fact they’re arguably more so. The process required to get companies registered with Companies House and properly set up to begin trading makes them a prime target for scammers who are using increasingly sophisticated methods of deception. Many scams involve criminals pretending […]

Which Party Should Startups Put Their Trust In?

With the general election looming ever closer, the political parties are fighting tooth and nail to try and convince undecided voters to pledge their support to them on polling day. One of the demographics that have been a focus for virtually all of the campaigns has been the country’s small business owners. Widely agreed to […]

6 Numbers Every Business Owner Needs to Know

We’ve all seen it on Dragon’s Den. The sight of budding entrepreneurs squirming in front of the panel as they try to recall the financial information about their fledgling businesses that will go a long way to determining whether they secure investment or not. But it’s not just your prospects for receiving a cash injection […]

Why Your Startup Needs a Mobile-Friendly Website

You may have considered how the content on your website should be optimised according to what your target audience searches for, but have you given much thought to the devices that your customers are accessing search engines from? If not, then you should be. Last year saw the number of mobile internet users surpass the […]

Budget 2015: What does it mean for startups?

With the general election less than 50 days away, George Osborne has unveiled his sixth Budget as chancellor. Against the backdrop of economic recovery and declarations about Britain’s status as a great place to start a business rife in recent months, there was much anticipation as to whether the contents of the little red briefcase […]