Essential Technology Work Tools (Nov 2018)

Here’s our preferred current core ‘technology stack’ at work: Trello Trello is our core project management tool. It has become our central dashboard to running our business. We are power-users at our Firm so we track everything into and via Trello. All tasks are set up as cards and passed through the Kanban-style workflow process. … Read moreEssential Technology Work Tools (Nov 2018)

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

“The Quality of Your Life is Determined by the Quality of the Questions that You Ask Yourself” If this quote is true, it begs the question whether we have been digging deep and asking ourselves those powerful questions that might help shape our lives…? Here are a few to get you thinking: “Who” not “How”? … Read moreAre You Asking the Right Questions?

FGB002: Modwenna Rees-Mogg talks raising funding |Crowdfunding | CrowdRating

We are delighted to bring you this second episode of the Fast Growth Business podcast, this week we are pleased to welcome as our guest, Modwenna Rees-Mogg, founder of leading private investor news service, Angel News, amongst other entrepreneurial ventures including a new venture aimed at entrepreneurs called CrowdRating. This podcast is brought to you by … Read moreFGB002: Modwenna Rees-Mogg talks raising funding |Crowdfunding | CrowdRating

Get a great new car like a Tesla Model S and save tax too!

I have been salivating over the new Tesla Model S that has recently been introduced in the UK. It carries a fairly hefty price tag but given its space-age interior, high performance and ‘cheap as chips’ running costs (its 100% electric) its hard to ignore. The good news for company owners is that there are … Read moreGet a great new car like a Tesla Model S and save tax too!

Your Virtual Accountant

Today was like many others, but perhaps a world away from just a decade ago for an accountant and client working together. We wrestled through bank reconciliations, talked through accountancy adjustments, mulled over cost-drivers and shared insights around areas for growth. We were face to face and looked at the same screen with the same … Read moreYour Virtual Accountant

Share Equity: Once it’s gone, it’s gone

Sometimes there is little alternative but to issue shares to investors, employees and other stakeholders. If the company’s an early stage company then it has little else to ‘sweat’ to release some cash. You might be able to benefit from the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) or the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) but – although … Read moreShare Equity: Once it’s gone, it’s gone

R&D Tax Credits: How the new HMRC 14.5% cash credit works

I’ve been getting some questions about the new 14.5% R&D tax credit rate announced in the March 2014 Budget Statement and how it works in practise. So here’s a short video outlining how the effective rate of cash receivable from HMRC increases from 24.75% to 33% on qualifying spend – that’s one third of your … Read moreR&D Tax Credits: How the new HMRC 14.5% cash credit works

Can I raise funding under both the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)?

The quick answer is YES – you can raise funding under both SEIS and EIS but there are some important points to watch including: If you wish to raise cash under both schemes, you must issue shares under SEIS before EIS. You can’t raise money and issue shares under EIS and then seek to raise … Read moreCan I raise funding under both the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)?