Business start-up advice

At Smith Heath, we have many years of experience in working with new enterprises, so if you are thinking about setting up your own business, talking to us is a good place to start.

Starting your own business can be richly rewarding but it also brings unique challenges. That is why building a team around you that includes accountants experienced in business start-ups is essential.

At Smith Heath, we have many years of experience in working with new enterprises, so if you are thinking about setting up your own business, talking to us is a good place to start.

We’ll take an independent, expert view of your plans and give you practical, professional advice on the concept for your business - whilst challenging your proposals in a constructive way. We will also work with you to refine your plans and resolve any potential problems, to give your business a better chance of success.

We will also advise you on the best structure for your business – sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership or limited company – and help you with all the paperwork necessary to keep you compliant with regulatory requirements.

We can assist with:

  • Reviewing or preparing business plans, budgets and cash flow forecasts
  • Help to focus on the financial viability of your venture
  • Support you in sourcing funding or in negotiations with banks or other investors

We will explain how you will be taxed, when the tax will be due and how your business can be structured to ensure that you do not pay more than you need to.

We will also provide guidance on your VAT obligations, including registration and planning, advise you on record keeping requirements and bookkeeping systems and can support you with services including payroll, management accounting and, of course, annual accounts preparation.

In the early stages of your business, you may welcome regular reviews, to assess your progress and keep you on track. Once you are really up and running, we’ll be there to support you as you take the next steps in growing your business.

Company formation assistance

Having decided that the correct business vehicle is that of a limited company, we can assist with the formation, registration and structure of your company. Dealing with the compliance in order that you can concentrate on starting to run your business.

We are a telephone call or e-mail away

and an initial meeting is always without obligation and free of charge.

01242 541440 or
info@smith-heath.co.uk