Exporting tips for small businesses

When looking ahead to the new year, small business owners might want to dream big and look further afield to exporting. There are tremendous advantages to exporting; however it can be a minefield for first time exporters and small businesses.  Where do you start when you’re thinking about exporting? Peter Stamps, founder of FD Business gives his advice and shares some tips for small businesses … [Read more...]

Top 5 Cloud Accounting Questions

Cloud-based accountancy packages are better than ever, with good value options and up-to-date, easy to use software. All you need to make business accounting easier than ever, is advice on where to start and someone to recommend the best for you and your business. So here goes… Cloud accounting and digital accountancy packages can seem like a futuristic administrative nightmare - daunting, … [Read more...]

Buy-to-let tax increase for landlords

The past few years have been progressively more difficult for landlords, as the government has sought to crack down on what it sees as the inflated private rental sector. Since the most recent budget, the buy-to-let tax increase for landlords is a hot topic and is becoming increasingly more complicated... In this blog post I’m looking at the latest legislation affecting rentals, whether a … [Read more...]

Start-ups and SMEs at IT security risk

Starting a new business is exciting, challenging and demanding, with most of the emphasis on getting up and running and delivering your service to your client base. Once premises, staff, stock and IT equipment have been procured, one of the crucial things that often gets overlooked is IT security and data management. Research by CareersinAudit.com last month revealed that losing customer or … [Read more...]

Tax changes for investors and income

The new tax year, which has just started, offers some new benefits for investors and savers, even though savings rates continue at record low levels and the stock market struggles to recover to the level of this time last year. Here's a summary of the new tax changes for investors and income:- Personal Savings Allowance This year sees the start of the personal savings allowance for all basic … [Read more...]

5 Myths about Finance Directors

 Peter Stamps, Director of FD Business Ltd., has extensive experience in the financial industry having worked with a range of organisations of all sizes in various sectors. Here, Peter dispels a few common misconceptions about the role of the Finance Director and how hiring one could dramatically improve the performance of your organisation even if you are an SME and don’t feel you’re large … [Read more...]