Small Business

Business advice and support for start-up and small businesses

Owner-managed, family and small businesses

A challenge for many small enterprises is that while the business owner is highly skilled in providing the service, or in making the product or acquiring the commodity, it may be that he or she is not as expert at running a business and may need additional business management skills, and certainly appropriate business support.

Capital for businesses

Another issue that confronts some small businesses is under-capitalisation. To obtain capital for intended sales campaigns or specific operational improvements, a business has to produce a good business plan, which we can help you do.

We can also help you with other financial areas:

  • creating efficiencies in cash, cash flow, debtors, stock, fixed assets
  • filing of all statutory and tax returns
  • undertaking VAT and tax returns
  • installing a bookkeeping system, or providing an outsourced service
  • generating management accounts – for informed decisions

Keep tax and VAT to a minimum

We can help monitor business performance with a view to increasing profitability and keeping tax and VAT to a minimum.

We have hands-on experience in working with and for small business. We understand your constraints, goals and the issues you face

… and we also know how to get the best for you.

Start-up businesses

We have worked with many enterprising business owners as they start and grow their businesses.

Company formation sole trades, partnerships, limited companies

We advise on best structures, pre-entry expenditure and also on the necessary administration a business has to undertake. We look at the best methods and approaches to suit the individual business circumstance. We also advise on tax issues, looking for the best option.


The growing trend for e-commerce, particularly as the economy recovers, opens new doors and old challenges. We can help structure business plans that provide the business framework and establish profit margins and online payment schemes so that you can concentrate on developing the product and customer service delivery.

Our sector specialities, among others :

Information technology, Management and consultancy service companies, Property, Manufacturing, Life sciences, Agriculture and Distribution

Did you know?

Even when new businesses are producing or servicing at capacity levels, many don’t break even because they’ve discounted their prices too much in order to enter the market. Controlling costs is vital to survival and growth.

We helped

.. a start-up import business that imported bespoke in-house designed racing cycles, by providing VAT, Customs and Excise guidance and general importing advice that substantially improved its operating margins and streamlined its purchase processes, enabling the owner to leave employment to make a living out of his innovative venture.

Can we help you?

Building a business can be a lonely task; contact us for a friendly chat if we can help.