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How to switch off from work and enjoy your holiday

With summer quickly approaching, many of us are starting to think about booking a holiday. When you run your own business it can be very difficult to switch off from what’s happening back home however. Everyone will tell you how important it is to take a break every once in a while so below are[...] Read more »

Windsor & Maidenhead Business Group

As a local business, we sometimes have questions and could do with a bit of advice from those in a similar situation. A while back now, we thought it would be great if when this happens we had somewhere we could go to get the opinions of like-minded people. Being a pro-active lot here at[...] Read more »

Tax deductions for small businesses

If you’re running a small business then chances are that you’re looking to cut costs wherever you can and ultimately, pay less tax. Below we have highlighted just a few of the ways you can do exactly this. Company car Although you can’t claim on regular home to work business travel, sole traders and business[...] Read more »

Predictions for the 2016 Budget

It’s less than two weeks now until George Osborne will deliver the 2016 Budget and although nothing has been officially announced, there have been a lot of rumours about what might and might not be unveiled. If you’re keen to know what might come up, here are some of the top predictions that have been[...] Read more »

Some of the worst business decisions that have ever been made

Unfortunately, it’s only natural that we’re going to make mistakes from time-to-time. The good news is however that we often learn from our errors and grow stronger as a result. If you’re feeling bad about a forgotten email, a typo in an important document or a missed deadline, you can cheer yourself up by reading[...] Read more »

Top tips for growing your business

If you have built up a good company and are generating a healthy profit, then now could be the time to start thinking about growing your business. For many, the thought of hiring new staff, changing the structure of your company and possibly moving premises can be daunting. When armed with the correct knowledge, moving[...] Read more »

The most common misconceptions small businesses have about tax and accounting

Everyone has preconceived ideas about how tax and accounting works. For some, these misconceptions have even put them off starting up their own business. Below are some of the most common misunderstandings and why they shouldn’t stop you from fulfilling your dream of running your own company. My business is too small for an accountant[...] Read more »

The benefits of befriending your competitors

Most businesses wouldn’t dream of making friends with their competitors. Believe it or not though, most companies actually have very few competitors. This is because even though you may operate in the same market, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will ‘play’ in the same space and target the same demographic with the exact same[...] Read more »

What are the benefits of outsourcing payroll?

Payroll management is time consuming and difficult so it’s not surprising that very few business owners enjoy it or like to do it themselves. If you’re trying to decide whether to carry this on yourself or outsource this service, here are a few benefits which should help you to make a decision. Cost If you’re[...] Read more »

The top things to consider when setting up a new business

Although running your own business can be incredibly rewarding, there are a number of things you should consider if you want to ensure the greatest chance of success. Below are some of the top things you should consider if you’re thinking about setting up your own company. It will change your life If you currently[...] Read more »


 

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