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  • Blog Post: Starting a business from home?

    Redundancy, pre-school children, returning to work or can’t stand the boss…. There are lots of reasons for starting up a business from home – including of course, the excitement and challenge of taking a great business idea and running with it. There are lots of resources out there on the web to help...
  • Blog Post: Two cheery (not) priorities for small businesses

    I don’t wish to be miserable but listening to the radio on the way in to work this morning I heard two advertisements that are worth mentioning. Did you know that asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK? Apparently 4 plumbers a week die of asbestos poisoning. This isn...
  • Blog Post: Have you filed your tax return yet?

    You've got until midnight 31 January - ie tomorrow to get yours in online. I've just finished mine and now I'm off for a walk in the lovely sunshine with the equally lovely but rather smelly dog.
  • Blog Post: Reminder! Tax Return online deadline Sunday 31 January

    If you haven’t sent your Tax Return to HM Revenue & Customs yet (editor's note: yes, that includes me!), you’ll need to be quick, or you may get a £100 penalty. Make sure you visit www.hmrc.gov.uk/sa and file your 2008/09 Self Assessment Tax Return online by 31 January. Why not do it today...
  • Blog Post: SMEs and the General Election

    Microsoft hosted the latest quarterly SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) Advisory Panel a couple of weeks ago, and the topic was – not unnaturally – the possible implications of the election on small businesses. Panellists included: Robert Epstein, Head of Small Business, Microsoft SMB...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Using outsourcing to improve performance

    Despite the fact that there has been some seriously good news about the outlook for the UK economy in the last few weeks, there’s no getting away from the fact that SME owners have had, and are likely to continue to have a tough time for a while yet. Although the forecast for UK economic growth...
  • Blog Post: Beware new tax return phishing scam

    A news story on the Small Business Centre this morning has flagged a new scam targetting those who haven't yet filed their tax returns (end of this month btw). Self employed people and small business owners have been warned of a new phishing scam targeted at individuals who file their own tax returns...
  • Blog Post: CGT changes - what are the implications?

    If you're wondering what yesterday's changes in Capital Gains Tax could mean for your business you could take a look at the BBC website here , where you'll find a summary of the potential implications. You should obviously seek professional advice if you are considering selling your business though,...
  • Blog Post: Brief budget breakdown

    A news story on the #smallbiz website earlier today suggested that small firms were not particulary interested in the budget and weren't factoring it into their plans Study reveals Budget 2010 is a minor issue for small firms . But now that the Chancellor has finished unveiling his plans there does...
  • Blog Post: The little brown envelope

    Small Business Blog very recently received the little brown envelope in the post that says it's time yet again to think about filling in a tax return. You may already be practised in the fine art and are comfortable with what you have to do. If, however, you need some help and advice on how to make the...