Chiefs, are you looking for a “how” process to make your key business decisions….?

Small business and start-up owners are more likely to make big decisions based on gut feel, at times you need to make a fast decision and that works well. However as your business grows and changes; and by that we mean – more product/service offerings, team members, turnover or has just been around longer, it’s likely that that method no longer works. You and your business arena have become more complex. That’s why you NEED this template in your arsenal.

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Small business owner – who’s your ZEBRA?

Have you got a clear description for you and your team that identifies and details your ideal client / customer? This is truly a key exercise (and it doesn’t take long) for ensuring you focus on the ROUTES to success of your business. This is a theme we have blogged on in the past but with the current economic climate (recession) it is possibly even more relevant. We are hear that so many businesses’ main goal is growth, forget that

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Are you in a relationship with a business owner?

For better or worse you may be married to a UK small business owner. It’s a special club, with highs and lows, and definitely an interesting ride. At times you may feel as though he’s only interested in the company and not you, but believe us, in 99 per cent of situations this person is building this for the best for their family, for your security and future. You of all people will notice the changes in your partner, from

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Is your UK small business fit enough to survive through and beyond COVID-19?

As a small-business owner, you can get ahead and help lead the way out of what is going to be a longer term coronavirus pandemic created recession. Here are 10 key rules which if you haven’t done them already will help you successfully remodel your business and succeed in the new economy: Identify and eliminate debt and claim Government Support (see our other posts). If your sales have dropped, you may not be able to service the debt you took

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COVID-19 Government support for small businesses – updated 2 April 2020

Further to our last post release regards support in this coronavirus crisis see updates below: £10,000 Grants – if you are a business paying little or no business rates, your local authority will be in touch in due course to advise on this initiative – you cannot do anything to claim it at present. Local authorities will write to qualifying businesses at their premises in the next couple of weeks or you may be able to complete an application form on

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COVID-19 What key support is available for UK businesses

At this point in the Corona Virus crisis there is a lot of information being provided in the public arena about what small businesses can claim on a daily basis to business owners and employees.   We are summarising the key initiatives for the ease of our SME business owner clients, as to the current status of such announcements:   £10,000 Grants – if you are a business paying little or no business rates, your local authority will be in

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Current Issues: Fraudsters taking opportunity to strike over coronavirus

Be aware that fraudsters are now acting as World Health Organisation (WHO) over Coronavirus in order to obtain personal details. Criminals are disguising themselves as WHO to steal money or other  sensitive information. If you are contacted by a person or organisation that claims to be from WHO, verify their authenticity before responding. Read more at: https://www.who.int/about/communications/cyber-security This reminds us how important it is to protect our own data, business or personal and we think Coutts sum up it well

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Changes to customs arrangements after the UK has left the EU

Businesses in the UK who import and export between the UK and the EU to explain what they can do next to prepare for changes to customs arrangements after the UK has left the EU. Between 1 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry and 31 De‌ce‌mb‌er 2020, there will be an implementation period. There will be no changes to the terms of trade with the EU or the rest of the world during this time. From 1 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y 2021, the way you trade with the

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EMFF – The European Maritime & Fisheries Fund

A grant aid is available under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) programme 2014-2020. When making an application Tribe can assist you, if you wish. A business case –You must only provide a business case if your total project cost is £25,000 or more. Financial information – 3 years of either audited or unaudited accounts. See General Guidance for more detail  Quotes for costs to be incurred – advice is provided in this guidance and the General Guidance

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Our top tax savings tips…

Follow our top tips to improve your tax savings! 1) Remember the cost of a ‘staff work’s do’ are up to £150 tax deductible per head! 2) It usually better for a business owner to claim 45p per mile mileage using a privately owned car. You could save thousands of pounds each year in company car tax. 3) If you or your team spend time creating innovative solutions for your customers (product or process) you may be able to access

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