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How to write a great business plan
A good business plan is vital for the success of every company - not just start-ups looking for financial help or investments. A business plan is essentially a road map for your business that helps you stay on track with your goals and......
Do I need to register for VAT?
If you're unsure whether you should be registered for VAT we've put together this handy guide to help you.  
The 4 pillars of growing a successful business
Transforming an idea into a profitable business takes passion, hard work, determination.. and usually, a little luck!
Meet Josh, our new Trainee Accountant
Accounting Services for Business (ASfB) has expanded its team with the appointment of trainee accountant Josh Brown.
Positive workplace wellbeing in 7 easy steps
Did you know, employees in the UK work some of the longest hours in Europe? And given that we spend so much of our waking lives in the workplace, it’s no surprise that our jobs can impact significantly on our wellbeing. In fact, 12.8......
7 secrets to starting a profitable business
The number of start-up businesses in the UK is on the rise, as ambitious entrepreneurs increasingly shirk being an employee in favour of striking out on their own. But starting any business takes a lot of time, effort and hard work and......
25 top tips for getting your invoices paid quicker
You’re an ambitious business with a great product and a strong order book. Growth is on the horizon and the future looks bright. But there’s a problem…. While generating leads and landing sales is all going to plan, getting hold of the......
Guide to choosing the right VAT scheme for your business
VAT is a complex area. With six different VAT schemes available, how you go about reclaiming VAT, and keeping your accounts in order, can be confusing – especially for new business owners. To help you choose the best system for your......
Do I need an EORI number? Doing business with the EU after Brexit
With Britain’s impending exit from the EU still looming on the horizon, the government has launched a £100M campaign urging businesses to ensure they’re ready for life outside of the bloc – in particular, to prepare for the event of a......