When you need to find business funding fast, what are your options and what are the quickest ways for you to secure more finance? We talk you through the most viable fast funding options for SMEs who need finance in a hurry, and include practical tips on how to ensure your funding application goes as […]
The area of tax for small businesses is not straightforward, in fact it can be a real minefield for the unwary. However, if you take a little time, and work with your accountant, it’s usually possible to find ways to save some tax. To help you think about ways you and your business could pay […]
The latest Government statistics show that the number of VAT-registered enterprises grew by 3% during 2007, reaching over 2 million by the start of 2008.
Entrepreneurs banking on the concessionary 10% capital gains tax rate on business sale proceeds need to plan carefully and think well ahead, company owners have been told.
From 1st October 2007, new VAT invoicing regulations came into play which some small companies may not be aware of. From this date, all invoices issued should use an identifying number that is unique and sequential.
The issue of VAT accounting when the goods involved are put to both business and non-business purposes is perhaps more widespread than many would first consider. Careful use of the so-called ‘Lennartz Accounting’ scheme can provide cash flow benefit for a number of organisations.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest report on the number of registered businesses in the UK. There was a 3% rise in business enterprise numbers in the year to March 2008.
This article on the Corporate Manslaughter Act was written exclusively for Bytestart by Ian Lower, Group Information Technology Director for BSI, Europe’s leading specialist business accommodation provider.
If you’re in business, the Corporate Manslaughter Act should be on your radar, even if you work in what you think is a fairly low-risk industry.
The code that effectively created the world wide web, was put into the public domain by the Cern physics lab, based near Geneva back in 1993. Its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, believes that the web is still in its infancy. That seems very true – but what a difference it has made to the way businesses […]
The Companies Act 2006 is the longest piece of legislation ever created – with quite a complex implementation timetable.
Business start-ups were at their highest levels for 20 years in 2007. However, the slowing economy meant that the number of businesses closing also surged during the year.
Many businesses work on long-distance collaboration, and up until recently that meant lots of conference calls for some people. Now, however, the world is moving at a totally new pace, as internet technologies develop and broadband speeds increase.
The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (formerly known as the DTI) has published some interesting statistics on the state of small business in the UK.
It’s easy to focus on the day-to-day running of your business, especially when you have only just started-up. But once your business is established, it is actually time to start planning again. Here’s why you should review the performance of your business and how to get started.
Hargreaves’ Spinning Jenny helped to eliminate slavery and kick-start the Industrial Revolution. Henry Ford revolutionised global manufacturing by achieving yield/high quality output while providing decent working conditions.
Expert opinions may vary, but in general there are some standard analyses that a business plan ought to have, regardless of specifics.
Small business owners and managers are risking it all by having absolutely no plans in place for their business when they retire or if they were to suddenly become ill or die, according to the latest research from Bibby Financial Services.
The Small Business Service (SBS), an executive agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, has published Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Statistics for the UK 2005.
Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax which is applied to transactions of most goods and services provided by VAT registered entities in the UK.
The latest statistics on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK show that there was a small increase of 1.4% in the number of small businesses from 2004 to 2005.
A questionnaire can be an important business tool, whether it’s to collect essential information from new applicants, or just to build up a database of market research information.
Ben Hopps solicitor in Sykes Anderson LLP’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department discusses problems that can arise when buying the shares in a company from a buyers’ perspective.
A major report published by Warwick Business School entitled “Finance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises” reveals some fascinating statistics relating to the small business world in the UK.
The Small Business Service (SBS), an executive agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, today published Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Statistics for the UK 2003. The figures make fascinating reading…