Funding your business start-up

Starting your own business can be a daunting process. You’ve got the idea, or the early concept, and you know the direction you want to take, but there’s one question stuck at the back of your mind: “How do I find the money to start my new business?” This is often the...

Risky Business: Good Risk Versus Bad Risk

From a business perspective, there are good and bad risks. Every opportunity that creates value can be considered a good risk. Bad risks include ignoring regulations or failing to implement effective policies and procedures. Successful business owners understand when...

One Business or Two For VAT?

A recent VAT Tribunal had to decide whether two hairdressing businesses should be treated as a single business for the purposes of VAT registration. The distinction was critical as the two separate businesses were operating below the registration limit (currently...