Accounts and Accounting

Accountancy advice tailored for small businesses

Accountancy is one of the most important areas of business. Every SME owner needs to have their finances in excellent shape – disorganized or inaccurate figures could harm business and impact the bottom line. Why not browse through articles in this section to polish up your knowledge on topics ranging from tax returns abd PAYE, to accountancy software and budgeting?

A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

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A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

When you apply for a business loan or other type of business funding, a lender might ask to see your VAT returns. Here's how you can access them online

Excel Tips for Business

Excel Tips for Business

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Excel Tips for Business

Microsoft Excel is the world's most important piece of business software. Business owners won't need an accountant with these handy little spreadsheet hacks

Financial Projections: Why They Matter to Investors

Financial Projections: Why They Matter to Investors

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Financial Projections: Why They Matter to Investors

Many entrepreneurs have a brilliant business idea, but fail to back it up with solid financial projections. Why can this ruin their chances of investment?

The Difference Between Gross Profit and Net Profit

The Difference Between Gross Profit and Net Profit

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The Difference Between Gross Profit and Net Profit

What is the difference between gross profit and net profit? Fleximize's simple guide should help clear things up

What’s an SME?

What’s an SME?

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What’s an SME?

The definition of an SME can vary – we give you the micro, small and medium enterprise business criteria from HMRC, the EU, Companies House and others

Why do SMEs Need to Switch Energy Supplier?

Why do SMEs Need to Switch Energy Supplier?

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Why do SMEs Need to Switch Energy Supplier?

Following npower's huge fine, Phil Foster says SMEs need to find cheaper, reliable suppliers

How to File for Bankruptcy

How to File for Bankruptcy

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How to File for Bankruptcy

The different stages and restrictions involved in filing for bankruptcy.

How to Conquer Your Debt

How to Conquer Your Debt

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How to Conquer Your Debt

Personal debt can be daunting, here’s how you can get help.

What’s an Individual Voluntary Arrangement?

What’s an Individual Voluntary Arrangement?

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What’s an Individual Voluntary Arrangement?

We explain the steps to finding an insolvency practitioner who'll help you get an Individual Voluntary Arrangement.

What's a Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement?

What's a Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement?

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What's a Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement?

Fleximize's very own legal expert explains a Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) and the steps you need to take.

Registering Your Business as a Limited Company

Registering Your Business as a Limited Company

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Registering Your Business as a Limited Company

​Being a sole trader may offer you the business structure you want, but it doesn’t give you the protection a limited company gives you.

5 Useful VAT Schemes for SMEs

5 Useful VAT Schemes for SMEs

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5 Useful VAT Schemes for SMEs

We all like to save a bit of money here and there. It's especially important for small businesses. Here are our top 5 VAT schemes to save you a few pounds..

Declaring Your Second Income

Declaring Your Second Income

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Declaring Your Second Income

If you're lucky enough to have a second income, not declaring it could land you in a whole heap of trouble with HMRC, so here's how to declare it.

Leaving Your Family Business

Leaving Your Family Business

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Leaving Your Family Business

Leaving your family business is always hard, after all you don't want to upset family members. Here's everything you need to know.

Can You Actually Save Money on Business Tax?

Can You Actually Save Money on Business Tax?

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Can You Actually Save Money on Business Tax?

Tax in the UK is decided by the type of goods or services you’re providing, not the type of company that runs it, so can you use this to your advantage?

Three FAQ's on Payroll and Tax

Three FAQ's on Payroll and Tax

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Three FAQ's on Payroll and Tax

We take three of your pressing questions and get our team of small business experts at Fleximize to answer.

How to Begin Business Debt Consolidation

How to Begin Business Debt Consolidation

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How to Begin Business Debt Consolidation

​If your business is struggling financially, debt consolidation is an effective first step towards getting things back on track. Here's how you can start.

The Basics of an M&A Deal

The Basics of an M&A Deal

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The Basics of an M&A Deal

M&A Deals involve the buying, selling, splitting up or coming together of companies, and can prove to be lucrative or disastrous to all involved.

Can High Street Stores Really Win Against Online Shopping?

Can High Street Stores Really Win Against Online Shopping?

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Can High Street Stores Really Win Against Online Shopping?

One of the greatest debates in business over the last 30 years is how traditional brick and mortar shops can stay afloat despite the growth of e-commerce.

Ask Fleximize: Money Issues

Ask Fleximize: Money Issues

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Ask Fleximize: Money Issues

All your questions answered by the experts at Fleximize: These are real money issues facing real small business owners.

 

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