Category Archives: Business Advisory

How To Prepare Your Business For Sale

Business sale negotiation

  Selling your business can be the largest financial decision that many entrepreneurs make. For many, the process can be daunting and complicated.   Here are a few key points to consider when preparing your business for sale:   Reliance on key staff Often a business may be very reliant on the owner. If […]

Should I Set Up A Limited Company?

Sole trader vs limited company

When starting any new business venture, one of the crucial decisions you’ll face is choosing the legal structure. The two most common options are operating as a sole trader or setting up a limited company. Each comes with its own advantages and disadvantages, and understanding these can help you make […]

UK Business Confidence Survey Results 2023

business confidence survey results

The latest research from Robson Laidler in collaboration with the UK200Group provides a comprehensive snapshot of the UK business confidence landscape.   The survey reveals that 35% of businesses maintain a positive outlook, a slight increase from the previous year’s 34%, but still lower than the 48% reported in 2021. […]

The Importance of Corporate Governance for Small Businesses

Corporate governance is no longer a term reserved for large multinational corporations. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Owner-Managed Businesses (OMBs) are increasingly recognising the significance of good governance, especially from an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standpoint. Here’s why.    Building Trust and Credibility   Good corporate governance ensures […]

Navigating the Complexities of Business Tax

Running A Limited Company Guide

Taxation is a critical aspect of running a business, and understanding its complexities is essential for limited company owners. Our comprehensive guide ‘Running a Limited Company: A practical guide for business owners’, provides a breakdown of key business tax considerations, including dividend tax, VAT, National Insurance Contributions (NICs), Corporation Tax, […]

Mastering Finances for Business Owners

finance in business

As a business owner, mastering your finances is crucial for long-term success. In our comprehensive guide ‘Running a Limited Company: A practical guide for business owners’, we explore the essential elements of financial management that every business owner should consider. From budgeting and strategic planning to maintaining a healthy financial […]

Registering with HMRC, Budgeting, Insurance and Expenses

Running A Limited Company Guide

Running a successful business involves fulfilling various obligations and effectively managing key aspects of your operations. In our comprehensive guide ‘Running a Limited Company: A practical guide for business owners’, we delve into the importance of registering with HMRC, managing your budget, understanding insurance options, and staying on top of […]

Will ESG reporting become mandatory?

ESG Robson Laidler

Growing concerns about social and environmental issues as well as more attention being given to corporate governance and legal obligations on companies to disclose climate-related information, has led to greater interest in how companies should operate in a responsible way. Companies are increasingly expected to consider purpose as well as […]

Setting up a Limited Company in the UK: A Wise Business Move?

Running A Limited Company Guide

When it comes to structuring your business in the UK, there are several options to consider. But have you ever thought about setting up a limited company? It might sound daunting, but it can provide significant benefits compared to alternative business structures. A limited company is a separate legal entity […]

What is ESG and why should I be thinking about it within my organisation?

What is ESG and why should I be thinking about it within my organisation?

What is ESG In short, ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. These three elements encapsulate an organisation’s key internal and external impacts, with stakeholders of all types, including customers, becoming increasingly conscious of their significance. Concerns about the impact of business activity on the environment specifically have remained a […]