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Online HMRC forum launched to give small business owners direct tax advice

A new online HMRC forum has been officially made live, offering company owners a place to ask questions relating to every stage of starting and growing a company. The forum, launched 2 August, acts as a live message board and displays … Continue reading

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RBS Payout to small businesses

Seen on www.businessadvice.co.uk Challenger banks set for £835m RBS payout to tempt new business banking customers The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to set aside £350m to facilitate the switching of customer accounts to eligible challenger banks, after the … Continue reading

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Top tips for starting a business

For those starting or growing a business, it’s important to navigate the available support with confidence. So, here are some sources of government assistance that could help in 2017. The government is also worked hard at consolidating its support and … Continue reading

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Mobile Friendly Websites?

Guest post from one of our associates – Nigel Stevenson I’m going to concentrate on the present big issue with website design … “Mobile friendliness will affect how prominently websites appear in Google search results pages from 21 April” (source: … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding – how to sidestep the banks – help from the FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA) have come together to give small firms and start-ups advice on how to access finance through crowdfunding. Recent FSB research showed that only 37 per cent of its … Continue reading

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Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is a vital first step when starting a business, in order to set out your proposition, your market, customers and competitors.  The business planning process will give you a feel for the various elements that will … Continue reading

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New Access to The Centre for Micro Business

At The Centre for Micro Business we are always looking for better ways to service our customers.  To this end we have partnered with East Kent College and opened a new office at their premises in Broadstairs.  As part of this … Continue reading

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So where do you get start up advice?

So you’re ready to start a business. The UK has a very supportive environment for startups, with a flourishing wealth of networks, groups and organisations for all types and style of new business, where you can get practical advice, ideas … Continue reading

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The New Bank Referral Scheme

News from the KPMG business advice website: http://businessadvice.co.uk/finance/get-funded/heres-how-the-new-bank-referral-scheme-actually-works/ A new government initiative will join up small business owners who have struggled to access finance from traditional banks with alternative funding providers. Here’s how the new bank referral scheme actually works: … Continue reading

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Starting a business from home

It’s simple to start a business from home and growing numbers of people are doing it. There are 2.9m home-based businesses in the UK and they contribute £300 billion to the economy.  As part of its long-term economic plan to … Continue reading

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