Author Archives: Mathew Aitken

An interview with George Bevis, founder of Tide

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George Bevis, Tide

In our latest interview we chat with George Bevis – founder of Tide, a business current account launched at the beginning of last year and counting 30,000+ members already – making it the fastest growing new B2B fintech in the UK ever.

Tell us about Tide

Tide is a next-generation banking service for business owners, but it’s really about doing what you love, and having more time for it. The problem we solve, is that banking and admin tend to soak up a huge amount of time for business owners and that’s something they rightly loathe. We’re here so that business owners can spend as little time on banking as possible. Continue reading

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Think you’re stuck with your company name? Think again

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Ah yes, the flamboyant company name. It seemed like a good idea at the time but now you’re just not so sure. In fact, you are sure – you don’t like it. So what are you going to do now? Continue reading

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A fresh start for freelancers: 6 New Year’s resolutions for the self-employed – Guest post from FreeAgent

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Your personal resolve to keep up that workout routine might be fading, but it’s never too late to make achievable resolutions for your small business! January is still an excellent time to review your progress in the previous year, and think about what goals you want to achieve in the coming year.

Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant at award-winning accounting software FreeAgent, suggests six straightforward resolutions to help your small businesses bloom in 2018.

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What’s your business’s most important asset? It’s probably not what you think

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When asked, “What is your most important asset?” most company owners that we asked said it was their business or their properties. However, at Interlife we would disagree. We believe your health is a much more valuable asset. Ask yourself this, if your health deteriorated and you were unable to work, would your business continue, and would you be able to afford to pay your loans? This starts the business protection discussion. Continue reading

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An interview with Latif Baluch and Ramy Al Kadhi from Calio

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In the age of social media, putting aside real time for friends can feel a little, well, old-fashioned. Latif Baluch and Ramy Al Kadhi want to change this with Calio, an all-encompassing calendar app for your phone that makes organising get-togethers simple (we’re always big fans of that). We caught up with the guys last month to see how business was going. Continue reading

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What happens if I miss my Confirmation Statement or Annual Accounts deadline?

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All limited need to file a Confirmation Statement and Annual Accounts on a yearly basis. Even if they’ve never traded. But what happens if you miss the deadline? In this blog post we look at the implications of filing your Confirmation Statement or Annual Account late (or don’t file them at all). Continue reading

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Not convinced by coworking? Here are 5 reasons to get onboard

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Coworking has fast become big business, and it’s only prescribed to get bigger. According to Small Business Labs, the amount of people coworking will rise to 4m by 2020, compared to the still hefty 1m in 2016. The way that people work is changing, in fact, do a quick google on flexible working and you’ll find a number of reports about the future of working that cite ‘flexibility’ as a top priority. At Work Hub MadeSimple we think that’s terrific. And not just because it’s good for business. There are many benefits – so here are just five reasons to get onboard with the coworking revolution. Continue reading

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4 ways to protect your limited company from fraud

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With Halloween here, it’s understandable if you’re a little more fearful than normal. After all, who knows what ghouls and ghosts lurk in the darkness? However, in this blog post we’re looking at a far more realistic threat – company fraud. When it comes to business it always pays to be cautious. With that in mind, here are four ways you can protect your limited company from the all-too-real threat of fraudsters and other unscrupulous types. Ignore at your peril… Continue reading

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7 reasons to incorporate companies with Company Formation MadeSimple

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As an accountant you’re not short on choice when it comes to forming companies for your clients. However, there’s only one company incorporation service accredited by ICAEW; Company Formation MadeSimple. In this article we’re sharing seven reasons why forming and administering your limited companies with ICAEW’s preferred registration agent makes your life… simple. (And there’s more benefits to be had than just the price!). Continue reading

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