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What are R&D tax credits?

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Discover the power of R&D tax credits! These government incentives can significantly reduce your tax liability, making it easier to invest in innovation. Whether you’re developing new products, advancing technology, or improving processes, R&D tax credits can provide substantial financial benefits. Learn how your business can qualify and claim these credits to stay competitive and fuel growth. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your R&D efforts and secure a brighter future for your company.

Should I Get a Business Loan?

Should I Get a Business Loan? Running a successful business often requires a steady flow of capital to cover various expenses and seize growth opportunities. However, not every business has the financial resources readily available to meet these needs. This is where business loans come into play. In the UK, there are several reasons why […]

Should I Become a Limited Company?

A common dilemma faced by many budding entrepreneurs and freelancers in the UK is: should I become a limited company? This question arises as a natural step in the growth journey of any small business or self-employed professional. But, deciding to incorporate a limited company is a crucial decision that can have far-reaching implications on […]

Top 10 “I didn’t know that” questions answered

I didn’t know that? This is a phrase we hear a lot, especially when someone sets up a limited company and especially in January when personal tax returns are due. Here are our top 10 I didn’t know that questions 1 . I didn’t know that I needed a separate bank account?   Yes, a limited […]

13 Ways an Accountant Can Help a Small Business Owner

There are two huge mistakes that many start-ups or small business owners make. The first one is trying to manage their own accounting system. This is often done incorrectly which can hurt the business in the long-term. The second mistake is assuming that an accountant is only good for managing accounts and filing Tax or […]

Starting your own business after redundancy

Facing redundancy can be incredibly challenging, but it could also be the perfect time to start a brand new career based on your interests, your lifestyle and your aspirations. Does this sound too good to be true? With these five steps, we can help you transform your redundancy package into your very own startup: 1) […]

Hiring an accountant could save your business!

A lot of new businesses fail. A lot of old businesses fail. A lot of previously successful businesses fail. Why? Usually, it comes down to issues around finances. If you’re starting a new business, or if you’ve been in business for years and are trying to grow your team and scale your company, hiring an […]

The 9 step guide to business development

Here at 1 Accounts we are invested in helping your business develop and succeed. We find allocating some time each week to business development is the best way to really make sure that your business grows according to your plan. Business development is: any activity that is nurturing the future of your business, not the […]

Talent Management Planning: Why Do It?

Talent management planning is a term we often hear floating around the business world, but what exactly does it mean and why should we do it? To help you gain a clear understanding, we’ll explore what talent management planning is, what it consists of and, most importantly, why it’s beneficial to both you and your […]

How to combat rising wages and staff shortages

It’s no secret that hundreds of small businesses are suffering from increased wage costs and staff shortages. These issues span multiple industries, from hospitality to construction, and have only intensified since the beginning of the pandemic. So, how do you handle rising demands with limited labour? To help you navigate these challenging times, we’ve curated […]

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Election 2024: What Business Owners Need to Know

Election 2024: What Business Owners Need to Know As the 2024 election approaches, business owners across the UK are keen to understand how potential changes in government policies might impact their operations. The outcome of this election could bring about significant shifts in economic, tax, and regulatory environments. To help you stay informed and prepared, […]