Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Last week we had a really informative session from Anthony Millner from Accounts & Tax Services UK - a Bollington-based accounting firm which specialises in small businesses and Ltd companies.
Anthony took us through the basics of the pros and cons of trading as a Sole Trader versus a setting up as a limited company, including the tax, NI and administrative implications of both. He also provided some guidance on the types of expenses we can and cannot claim for. His session was really useful and cleared up a lot of the questions we had - he also offered us access to a simple spreadsheet he has put together to help ensure we are all recording the information the Inland Revenue are going to require when it comes to that dreaded Self Assessment time!
Anthony can be contacted directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or via 01625 578030. He is also offering a 15% discount to all new customers to compile end of year accounts and tax returns - usually this cost will be less than what he can save you in tax so it may well be worth giving him a call, particularly with the Self Assessment deadline looming!
Kelly Byrne is going a great job generating media interest in Happy Mondays and its members in the local media - we have coverage in this Thursday's MEN and more coming up in Local Life and Cheshire Independent in January. In order for your business to be part of future features we need you to compile 150-200 mini profiles of you and your business asap in order that she can send the out to the media. You simply need to provide an overview of your business, your contact details, plus some personal information abou yourself e.g. what was your career before you set up your own business, what made you start working for yourself etc. Please forward these back to me ASAP and Kelly can get to work!
We're also working on a local advertsing campiagn for 2010 and will shortly be sending out a questionnaire seeking your input on which publications you value the most, thus ensuring that we hopefully meet your needs.