Accounting for Start-ups

October 17th, 2022|

Did you know that around 500,000 to 700,000 new businesses are launched annually in the UK, with 77 launching every hour? The start-up world has grown exponentially over recent years, and there are currently over [...]

Best London accounting firms for tech companies

May 15th, 2019|

If you're a technology company in London looking for an accountancy firm who understands your needs, you should go for an accountancy firm that is specialised in your field. Find out why.

Who can use the SEIS tax scheme?

May 3rd, 2019|

One of the most common questions we receive from businesses looking for investments are in regards of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and in particular who is eligible for the scheme.

A recent encounter

June 14th, 2016|

Let me tell you about a recent encounter I had with a business owner (to save his blushes, we’ll call him Pete) whom I met at a networking event last week. Over a beer, Pete [...]

One year old and time to grow up

June 14th, 2016|

To help celebrate Disrupts first birthday, we have summarised the challenges that a one year old startup most commonly faces and the questions that founders will have to tackle. Let us know whether you agree [...]

What makes a start-up successful?

June 14th, 2016|

At a recent event, I was asked to provide five key factors that help determine whether a start-up succeeds. Here’s my list – see whether you agree! Ensure You Have A High Quality Business Idea [...]

What’s the best way to incentivise your employees?

November 25th, 2015|

We all know the importance of incentivising people to ensure that their performance and loyalty is being rewarded, but few people are clear on what is the best way to structure such an incentive plan. [...]

The Financial Deadlines Every Company Should Know

November 25th, 2015|

There are many financial deadlines that company directors need to know and manage. In an ideal world your accountant will be managing this aspect of the business on your behalf, but how do you know [...]

Key Performance Indicators That Help Maximise Sales

October 12th, 2015|

Most people are familiar with the term Key Performance Indicators (or “KPI”s), and know that they are a simple way of determining how your business is performing against its objectives.  However, few businesses are actually [...]

How a startup can be socially responsible and save money

September 22nd, 2015|

It's now widely accepted that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not only good for society, but makes sound commercial sense as well. So how can a startup be socially responsible when it's operating on the [...]

5 Top Tips for Pitching to Investors

August 5th, 2015|

There are three fundamental things that any business must have to be a success – an idea, the right people and the necessary resources to make it happen. The most important resource of all is [...]

Opening the cookie jar – How can a startup secure funding?

July 22nd, 2015|

Featured in Disrupts Magazine - ( Although the costs of launching a startup have fallen substantially, surveys[1] have shown that access to finance remains the top issue for founders. Entrepreneurs recognise the need for funding [...]

Make the most of SEIS

June 26th, 2015|

Featured in Disrupts Magazine (   So, you’re a startup and you’ve bootstrapped your idea for the first few months. You now have the building blocks ready, but you need investment to make it happen. Unfortunately, [...]

Tax Chaos: Developers Not Aware Of Video Games Tax Relief

September 10th, 2014|

8 out of 10 Developers unaware of this recently introduced tax break 8 out of 10 Video Games Developers unaware of recently introduced tax break “Video Games Tax Relief”, which came into force on 1 April [...]

Congratulations to Metric’s “Business Of The Year 2014”

June 18th, 2014|

Ai-Media is an innovative global group that uses breakthrough technology to deliver captioning for the disabled Ai-Media is an innovative global group that uses breakthrough technology to deliver captioning for disabled people in schools, universities [...]

Provide financial ‘peace of mind’ for a creative studio

May 9th, 2013|

Homemade London Ltd provides creative workshops for people and parties of all abilities.   Nicola Barron, a director at Homemade London Ltd, is a lady of many passions, being a self-confessed  fashion design junkie and [...]

Horsegate – what lessons can small businesses learn?

February 12th, 2013|

Over recent weeks, the discovery of horsemeat in beef products has led to a range of processed foods being withdrawn from sale across Europe. This story has continued to grow and shows no signs of [...]

Salary sacrifice – what is it?

October 31st, 2012|

Salary sacrifice can reduce your personal tax bill and save your business NI contributions. But the amount of tax that can be saved varies widely. How can you get the best result? […]

Business growth in nine easy steps

October 3rd, 2012|

Every business owner should be focused on growth. Growth not only increases profits, it also boosts the value of your business. Here are nine quick and easy ways to grow your business. Put them into [...]

Kick-start your business

September 28th, 2012|

Whether your business is a start-up or a veteran, here are 4 ways to get your business off to a flyer this Autumn…increasing profitability, saving you time and reducing your costs. […]

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