How new or early-stage businesses will benefit from using an Accountant

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According to business start-up statistics in the UK, 20% of businesses fail in their first year and around 60% will go bust within their first three years. Approximately 660,000 new start-ups register in the UK every year according to The Telegraph, so what are the reasons for such a high failure rate?

While there are many factors, the top two reasons start-ups fail is because: There’s no market need for their services or products, or; they ran out of cash. These two reasons, like many of the others, could have potentially been avoided if they had consulted professionals early on in the process of setting up their business. Professionals such as Glow Accounts.

Here are 8 ways that new or early-stage businesses benefit if they consult an Accountant earlier rather than later.

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  • Identify whether your new business idea is feasible – an accountant can help you analyse your market research data to see if there’s enough demand for your product or service to sustain your business. We can also assist with outlining your business goals too.
  • Decide on a business structure – choosing your business structure can impact your tax, personal liabilities, asset protection, etc. can help you choose the right one, saving you time and money in the process.
  • Create a business plan – a big chunk of your business plan will be your financial forecast which outlines your business costs, revenue projections, and the funding you will need. Naturally, a commercially aware accountant is the best professional to help you with this cost analysis.
  • Register your business – you will need to register your business with HMRC and Companies House. Glow Accounts can assist with this as well as registering you for tax, applying for licenses and permits you may need, and setting up your business bank account.
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  • Choose the best business insurance – an accountant can advise you on the best options to ensure you have complete protection at the most cost-effective price. They can help with property and vehicle insurance to professional liability and business interruption insurance.
  • Make the right recruitment decisions – from advising you on recruitment decisions (e.g. whether a part-time employee or outsourcing makes more financial sense) to helping you with payroll and auto-enrolment, we can help significantly when hiring employees.
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  • Set up cloud accounting software – Glow Accounts can help you run your business more efficiently by looking at your processes and advising on the most appropriate cloud accounting software. We also offer migration, setup, and training services when it comes to software too.
  • Plan for the future – with our clients we have a proven track record of becoming a trusted team member. We help you set your business goals and provide you with ongoing advice and support throughout the years to help you achieve them.

Always seek an accountant’s advice when starting a new business

Failing to properly plan for the financial needs of a new business will undoubtedly lead to challenges; challenges that could lead to the complete failure of the business if left unaddressed.

By getting an accountant involved as early as possible in the process, we can identify and mitigate risks for you and help you budget and forecast your finances. With an accountant like Glow Accounts by your side, you’re far more likely to be a part of the 40% of new businesses that survive the 3-year mark!

Illuminate your way with Glow Accounts

At Glow Accounts, we understand that success in business is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why we are dedicated to lighting up your path with bespoke financial solutions tailored to your unique needs. Here’s how we can help your business thrive in Crowborough and beyond:

Tailored Financial Strategies

Every business has its vision. At Glow Accounts, we create customised financial strategies that align with your specific goals and aspirations, ensuring you’re on the fastest route to success and realising your vision.

Expert Guidance

Navigate the complexities of tax optimisation, budgeting, and financial planning. Our expert team provides the advice and support you need to make informed decisions, propelling your business forward.

Growth Acceleration

Ready to take your business to new heights? We have the tools and expertise to help you capitalize on growth opportunities, optimize cash flow, and eliminate obstacles in your path. With Glow Accounts, the sky’s the limit!

Hassle-Free Accounting

Bid farewell to the stress of bookkeeping and financial management. Our efficient, reliable accounting solutions streamline your processes, freeing up your time to focus on what you do best—growing your business.

Contact Glow Accounts Today!

Don’t wait to start your journey to greater business success. Contact Glow Accounts today to discover how we can illuminate your path to greatness. Let’s achieve brilliance together!

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