Start-up Business Support

Whether you’ve got a new business idea or have been in business for a few years, we are here to help support you and your business. You’ll find lots of helpful articles below on a range of topics, such as how to register a business, whether you should set up as a sole trader or a limited company and understanding cloud accounting software.

Chances are, you’re getting into business to create a useful product or service, to do some good and to make some money. It’s less likely that you’re doing it for the fun of keeping business records and filing tax returns. That’s where we come in!

Our purpose is to help our clients achieve their potential and create wealth for the local economy.

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If you’d like to discuss your business idea, get some advice on your existing business or if there is a topic you would like further information on, please get in touch with us below and a member of our team will get back to you soon.

How to register a new business

Good news: registering your business is relatively simple and quick, and it can all be done online. You can also register by phone or post if you prefer.

Sole trader vs limited company: the pros and cons

In this article, we’ll take a look at what it means to be a sole trader or a limited company. And we’ll show you some of the positives and negatives of each approach so that you can make the best decision for you.

5 common mistakes by new small business owners

For years, startups and small business owners have come to us to help them manage their accounts. In this post, we’ll look at the 5 most common problems we see day-to-day, and how your small business can avoid them.

VAT: What you need to know when running a small business

We’re all used to seeing Value Added Tax as a common item on many bills and receipts. But is VAT relevant for small businesses? Is VAT something that every business needs to charge?

How to manage your accounts in a small business

Even if you’re not a financial whizz, you can still do plenty to help yourself and your small business. Here are our best tips for managing your accounts.

Hiring staff for your small business: what you need to know

In this post, we’ll look at a couple of the essentials to think about when hiring staff for your business, along with some common mistakes to avoid.

What services do we offer?

  • Accounts & Management Accounts
  • Accounting Software
  • Bookkeeping
  • Cashflow & Business Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Investments & Pensions
  • Payroll
  • Tax & VAT Advice

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Client Testimonials

I asked Fiona Doctor, HR Director at MHA Henderson Loggie, for confidential and critical advice and guidance on a delicate HR matter involving some of our senior staff members. I was very pleased to be advised and supported by Fiona throughout a difficult situation which could have turned into a very complicated matter for our company.

I would be more than happy to work with Fiona again, and I would be delighted to recommend her experience and capabilities to other companies that have limited in-house HR experience.

Lyder von der Lippe, Executive Board Member
Island Offshore Subsea UK Limited

As a start-up business owner, hiring the first members of staff was exciting but felt complicated. Fiona’s clear and friendly advice made hiring my first employees a breeze and allowed me to focus on managing my new employees and enjoy my company’s growth.

Korina Abbott, Founder