Starting a business

At Jones Harris, we have decades of experience of helping our clients to launch successful new businesses. Whether you’re considering your first go-it-alone venture or whether you’re an experienced serial entrepreneur, you’ll find an initial discussion with one of our directors thoroughly worthwhile.

If you’ve never run a small business before, you’ll find there’s an almost bewildering array of decisions to be made. Each and every one of them can have a profound bearing on the future of your enterprise, so it’s important to take advantage of the best advice you can get. As award-winning accountants with more than 40 years of history, we’re better placed than most to help you make all the right decisions.

Starting up: making the right decisions

When you embark on your new venture, it’s essential that you set off in the right direction – properly prepared and with the right strategy in mind. We can help you understand:

  • How to prepare a practical business plan – and why it matters
  • The best vehicle for your business – e.g. sole trader, partnership, limited company etc.
  • The company registration process
  • Your statutory legal obligations – tax deadlines and payments, workplace pensions etc.
  • Company secretarial issues – formal paperwork, registered office etc.
  • What business banking support you’ll need (if any)
  • How to deal effectively and efficiently with HMRC
  • What records you’ll need to keep
  • Basic accounting principles – such as eligible expenses
  • The most tax-efficient approach to vehicle ownership
  • Whether you can benefit from special allowances – Patent Box etc.
  • How and when to seek appropriate finance for growth
  • How to monitor your company’s performance and how to keep in on track

Preparing for success:

Besides helping you get the basics right, we’re also highly adept at evaluating your plans, sounding out ideas and generally supporting you in the development of a viable strategy for growth.

From Jones Harris you can expect:

  • Clear advice about vital issues and processes
  • Proactive advice about profitability, cost-saving opportunities and tax
  • Ready access to vital data such as cash flow, sales and expenses
  • Active management of your statutory deadlines and submissions
  • Free business introductions and networking support
  • Free use of our meeting and training rooms
  • Ongoing support for your business as it expands and evolves
  • Signposting to other reliable sources of expertise – finance, legal, marketing etc.
  • The opportunity to access your data online at any time via cloud accounting software
  • The opportunity to free your own time by outsourcing routine accounting functions

For more details, or to arrange a free consultation, please contact us today.

The Jones Harris Difference
  • A personal, dedicated contact
  • Free strategic advice on growth and profitability
  • Free, unlimited telephone / email support
  • Proactive tax advice and analysis
  • Profitability checks via competitor benchmarking
  • A steady flow of good money-saving ideas
  • Active business network introductions
  • Secure client web-space for document sharing
  • No need to email important/sensitive data
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