Tag Archives: business

Do I need an accountant or can I do it myself?

Do I need an accountant?

DIY Book-Keeper versus Accountant In all businesses there comes a point where you need to decide whether you complete the accounting yourself, hire a bookkeeper, or engage an accountant. To help make that decision it’s best to break it down to three key points: Needs – The first point to […]

How is your business doing?

It’s been a crazy year. But how has your business fared? What’s your outlook over the next 3 – 12 months and beyond? What are you planning? And what are you doing differently? We are conducting a survey amongst UK SMEs to understand the answer to these questions and in […]

Is being in business stifling your freedom?

freedom of mind

Did you set up your own business under the premise that you would have more time, flexibility, and freedom – but it just hasn’t worked out that way? You may be getting lost under all those business owner hats and feeling overwhelmed. You may feel slightly sad at the ‘loss’ […]

How financially healthy is my business and future?

wealth health north east

Most business owners are focussed individuals and love what they do. Our financial planning team RL Wealth are in the fortunate position to see the whole picture.  They can see the turnover, the profits, the tax return but, because it’s about balancing the business finances with the owner’s personal financial […]

As the Government starts to lift the lockdown, how can you prepare your business?

checklist

We know how tough the past few weeks have been for SMEs and with an easing of lockdown rules approaching, getting your business ready for operating in a post-lockdown world has its own unique challenges. Businesses now have increased obligations and responsibilities – from ensuring adherence to social distancing measures […]

Covid-19: Identifying Waste

wasting time

In these truly strange times, many of you will find yourself in a position you’ve never been in before. We want to help you use this time wisely, so you bounce back better and more profitable than before.   The main message is you are not alone, and we are […]

Covid-19: Profit Improvement

Profit

Before the coronavirus mayhem, we held a successful event named 7 Ways to Grow your Business. The result of each of the 7 ways is; increased profit. Profit is: Profit = Sales – Direct costs – Overheads You have four choices right now: Do Nothing Retreat Take Normal Amounts of […]

Coronavirus Self Employed Income Support Scheme update

self employed

Here is an early summary of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme. As always we endeavour to keep you informed at this uncertain time. Please email us for any additional advice or support: ba@robson-laidler.co.uk Download here: Self-Employed Income Support Scheme – summary

COVID-19 Business Property Rates Relief and Grant Eligibility

business rate relief

As always we endeavour to keep you updated with the latest Government announcements on COVID-19 and how this effects you and your business. The document below lists the properties which will qualify for the 100% relief from Business Rates for 2020/21. Businesses in these sectors will also qualify for the £25,000 grant […]

North East Business Owners – Be, Do, Have

be do have

Our success in life depends largely on our mindset. Those who wait until conditions are perfect are unlikely to achieve their goals as they’re always waiting for the right time and never take that first step. There are three small words whose order can heavily influence the outcomes we achieve: […]