Starting Your Own Business

Do you have a business idea you want to get off the ground? Are you ready to step out on your own and become a business owner ? If so, we’ve got the knowledge, support and services you need to help start your own business.

Starting a business is an exciting prospect. But it can also be a challenge, especially if your business experience is limited.

We’re here to help you get to grips with the financial and legal aspects of setting up and running a business. We’ll also introduce you to the benefits of cloud-based accounting systems, such as Xero, and the ever-growing ecosystem of business apps and online tools.

We’ve been working with businesses of all shapes and sizes since 1884. If you work with us, your business will always be in safe hands.

FREE New Business Kit

The more help you have as a new business owner, the easier it will be to build a business that’s stable and profitable.

To get you started as a business owner, we’ve created a new business kit. Download it for free and start your business journey.

Click here for your FREE new business kit

Have you thought about…?

Coming up with a business idea is just the start of the process. There are plenty of tasks to plan for before you can start trading.

To help you keep ahead of the curve, we’ve created a diagram of the some of the most important things to consider.

Click here to view our key considerations diagram

Managing your start-up finances

Getting your finances in order is one the most critical parts of running a new business – so a good accounting system is vital.

Xero online accounting provides a way to manage your bookkeeping, accounts and invoicing in the cloud. As a certified Xero partner, we believe it’s the ideal tool for start-ups.

Find out more about Xero online accounting

Registering for business taxes

Whether you’re a sole trader, or a new limited company, you’re liable to pay tax on the money your business earns.

We’ll help sole traders to register for self-assessment tax and limited companies to register for corporation tax and we’ll also assist with the registration of VAT, PAYE and National Insurance – where relevant.

Find out more about our tax services

Creating a clear business plan

Every business – however big or small it may be – needs a business plan to help it attain its key goals and objectives.

We’ll work with you to agree your goals, set up realistic budgets and create a long-term strategy for success. And we’ll be there throughout the year to help measure your ongoing performance.

Find out more about us business planning services

Testimonial: Understanding your accounts

Getting a full understanding of your accounts can be tricky if you’re not from an accounting or finance background.

We help you to become familiar with the accounting basics, whether it’s your balance sheet or your profit and loss – so your numbers speak to you and help you make good decisions.

Find out how we helped one start-up client

Making your business idea a reality 

The first year of running any new business can be hard work. But we’re here to support and guide you.

Our experienced team of business, accounting and tax advisers will guide you through your first steps as a new business. We’ll give you the confidence and advice you need to turn your business idea into a success story.

Call us anytime for a no-obligation chat.

Our Start-up team is waiting to hear from you