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225% Corporation Tax relief for every £1 spent!

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225% Corporation Tax relief for every £1 spent!  I’m delighted to report on another hugely beneficial claim successfully made for a client undertaking some research and development work. Let’s have a talk about what you are doing.  Surprisingly it’s not that difficult to qualify for this increasingly-generous tax relief.

“Profits are a consequence of the actions you take.”

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I think a change of catch-phrase will be an important part of this year’s drive to help people put that £2m into their back pockets.  The key is to recognise that success in your business is not a matter of luck, but is the result of a concerted programme of action to make the business run more profitably.  So this year it’s to be that “Profits are a consequence of…

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So a bit of snow comes down and the world of commerce falls apart.

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Transport stops and offices throughout Kent all seem to be closed.  But January is the busiest month of the year for us and I am SO glad that we work in our VIRTUAL OFFICE. It’s business as usual, everyone’s at their desk and everything continues to work like clockwork.

Have you considered switching your business onto the VAT Flat Rate scheme?

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For some clients its simplicity just makes life much easier.  But in other cases it can also save a trader thousands of pounds a year.  That doesn’t apply in every case – but I’ve just saved a client some £4,000 in her first year of trading. That discussion was certainly worth a few minutes of our time – and will help her to enjoy both a happier Christmas and a…

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“Do as I say, don’t do as I do!”

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I’m reminded of this every time I finish up a client meeting by asking: “Now that you have updated your Will, have you put that Lasting Power of Attorney in place?”  This should be an essential protection for anyone running their own business who could, at any time through illness or accident, become incapable of managing their own affairs either temporarily or permanently. It’s simple and inexpensive compared with the…

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Put £2m in your back pocket

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I’m proposing to hold my next 75-minute Seminar demonstrating the power of some of the Business Development Tools I use at 9am on Thursday 22nd November at the Great Danes. The case study is based on an unexceptional self-employed roofing contractor who  works with us and, using relevant tools, increases the profitability and value of his business dramatically.  With good tax planning and management of his personal finances he finds himself well over…

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Managing the High Growth Business

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Thanks to Laurence Ainsworth for his excellent course which finished yesterday. This course was a development from an earlier course “The Business Improvement Programme” which was run as a joint venture with James Magee and had very positive feedback from all participants. The Business Improvement Programme is a course that can be run for other companies as required, please contact Brendan if you are interested in finding out more