Investing in small companies

A beginner’s guide to investing in small entities and the available tax reliefs for doing so. Starting a business is rarely glamourous. Many of the globe-straddling behemoths of the business world had low key beginnings. Both Apple and Hewlett-Packard were famously started in their founder’s garages while the mighty Samsung began life as a grocery […]

Exporting for small businesses

How to sell goods and services overseas for beginners. Internationalising your client base can be an intimidating prospect for small business owners with no experience in trading overseas. Depending on your sector and your export destinations, deciding to sell products and services abroad can increase your expenditure, consume your time, and introduce new regulatory and […]

What to consider when starting a business

Last year 608,110 businesses were incorporated according to data from Companies House. This is a year-on-year increase of 26,937 on the 581,173 businesses started in 2014. However, figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 55% of new businesses fail within 5 years. In order to avoid becoming part of this statistic, it is […]

Systems for getting new customers (Video)

Andy Gittins talks about The No Brainer Business Book and Systems for getting new customers. The No Brainer Business Book helps business owners, such as yourselves, grow their businesses using our tried and tested formula.  To find out more and download your free copy, head over to The No Brainer Business Book. Westbury Accountants and Business Advisors is […]

Strategies To Help You Get More Customers

Many business owners wanting to grow their business start with, “I need more customers.” After all, getting more customers is the most obvious way of growing a business, yes? Well, as you’ll discover, it’s not always the most effective way; but as it is what many businesses concentrate on, we’ll start here. What are you […]

How to overcome 3 common Social Media issues

In April of this year, the NYPD launched one of the most disastrous Twitter campaigns to date. The hashtag was set as #myNYPD and it aimed to fill the people of New York with pride for their police force. The results were the exact opposite. People sent in various photos, depicting the NYPD negatively. Amongst […]