Business start ups

Valuing Your Business

Posted by Kath Docherty on January 28, 2017  /   Posted in Business start ups, Getting started in business

There are many reasons why you may need to calculate the value of your business. Here we consider the range of methods available as well as some of the factors to consider during the process.

It is important to remember throughout that valuing a business is something of an art, albeit an art backed by science! Read More

VAT – Seven Key Points for the Smaller Business

Posted by Kath Docherty on January 28, 2017  /   Posted in Book keeping, Business start ups, VAT

This factsheet focuses on VAT matters of relevance to the smaller business. A primary aim is to highlight common risk areas as a better understanding can contribute to a reduction of errors and help to minimise penalties. Another key ingredient in achieving that aim is good record keeping, otherwise there is an increased risk that the VAT return could be prepared on the basis of incomplete or incorrect information. Read More