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  • 2016Wednesday 3rd February 2016

    Trends to watch in 2016

    Social selling With social media platforms making major moves to enable social selling with original brand content, businesses will have to expand their messages in order to influence their target markets. As users' activities continue to evolve, businesses will have to innovate their social ...

  • HashtagThursday 17th December 2015

    Hashtags - Getting More Exposure on Social Media

    Hashtags were first created by an early Twitter user as a way to keep up with new abbreviations and trending phrases. While they were originally implemented into the Twitter platform, hashtags can now be used across a wide variety of social media sites. The proliferation of hashtags is truly ...

  • EISThursday 3rd December 2015

    Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

    TAX RELIEF UNDER THE ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME (EIS) The Enterprise Investment Scheme allows unconnected investors to obtain a 30% set off against their income tax liability up to £1,000,000 investment each tax year. So a £10,000 investment reduces the investor’s income tax ...

  • CustomersThursday 19th November 2015

    Some Customers are More Equal than Others

    Businesses will always say that all of their customers are important to them. However, when it comes to making money, your best customers are always going to be the ones who buy the most from you. So how do you identify which customers you should focus on? First segment your customer list, and ...

  • 80/20 ruleThursday 12th November 2015

    The 80/20 Rule

    The Pareto principle (also known as the 80–20 rule, the law of the vital few, and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle and named it after Italian ...

  • House IHTThursday 5th November 2015

    Downsize (or upsize) to save Inheritance Tax?

    From 6 April 2017 an additional Inheritance Tax (IHT) Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) starts being phased in to enable individuals to pass on their family home to direct descendants. The additional nil rate band starts at £100,000 and rises to £175,000 for deaths after 6 April ...

  • ScamThursday 22nd October 2015

    Beware - Companies House Scam

    When a new company is set up, we ‘open’ that company at Companies House – they register the information that businesses are legally required to supply then make that information available to the public. Many clients choose to use our address as their registered office, so we ...

  • Buy and sellThursday 15th October 2015

    Buying or Selling a Business?

    BUYING A BUSINESS? NO RELIEF FOR GOODWILL NOW Ever since April 2002 when a limited company acquires the trade and assets of another business it has been possible to obtain a tax deduction for the goodwill and other intangible assets of the acquired business, generally in line with the accounting ...

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