Entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses

Starting up a business

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Whatever their reasons for wanting to start a business – there are three main factors start-ups will need to consider. Here is some advice on starting a business. More …

How do you really want to use your pension?

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By now most people are aware that their pension pots have become more flexible. We all have more control over how much we take and when – we can even withdraw the entire amount if we want to. More …

Prior planning prevents tax-poor performance

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Recent changes in residential property tax are confusing for us all. But for our many non-domicile residents, or people who are considering a move to the UK, the sheer array of potential pitfalls must leave them begging the question whether UK property ownership is worth the aggravation? More …

Rapanui - sustainable profits

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“We initially tried to set up a sustainability consultancy. But our cheap suits and young faces, combined with the big investments needed, worked against us” More …

Bet the house on it

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The words of the late Bob Hope still ring true: “A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it”. More …

Should you bet the house on it?

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The words of the late Bob Hope still ring true: “A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it”. Business owners are increasingly under pressure to put up their family home as security to borrow. But there are options. More …

Happier families

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Differences of opinion between board members of a family business can be difficult with a social dynamic not seen in other businesses. Experienced advisors can help avoid dragging cases through the courts. More …

Changes to calculating holiday and holiday pay

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Questions over holiday for those on long-term sick leave have become much clearer recently, but which payments count towards the calculation of holiday pay has been upset by a case last year concerning British Airways employees. More …

A living Will for your business

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Just as with people, businesses need ‘living Wills’ too. A 'living Will' will govern how your business is run and what will happen to it after you’ve gone. More …

Financing your start-up: Seed enterprise investment

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In the current market, entrepreneurs need to work hard to fund start-up ventures. With bank lending remaining elusive, start-ups have been increasingly drawn to offering equity-based investments. More …