Clifford Towers’ client, Peter Walker of Compass Garden Designs, chats to us about managing client expectations, his advice for start-ups and why he swapped the constraints of the corporate world for perennial planting. Peter’s skill at transforming gardens, large or small, to truly beautiful places of sanctuary are a testament to a natural sense of […]Read More
Do you need an accountant? Many people set up a business without using one as they can do all the regulatory stuff that is required of them online. HMRC has made it easier than ever to do it yourself – for Income Tax, Corporation Tax, VAT and Payroll – there are online facilities you can utilise.
So, the big question is why should you spend hard earned money on an accountant? Seeing that I get to answer this question frequently for prospective clients and the general man or woman on the street, here, in no particular order, are my top six reasons:Read More
MarketPlace is part of the Government’s Growth Vouchers programme, a research project to test how to help micro and small businesses grow through the use of subsidised business advice. As business advisors we have added our services to the MarketPlace so that we can take part in the Growth Voucher programme.Read More
You may or may not be aware that the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) runs a Business Advice Service (BAS) for its members. Accountants, like ourselves, who advise business start ups join BAS; and businesses looking for advice specifically searching for a chartered accountant can be put in touch with a member of the BAS scheme in their local area.Read More
My heart sinks slightly when I hear the words:
“I was talking to a man in the pub (or customer or mate) and his accountant tells him that by doing X, Y and Z – I can achieve A,B or C….” Then my client will say “why can’t I do this”?Read More