Author Archives: Louise Donaldson

What are Articles of Association and why do I need them?

What are Articles of Association

As a small business owner, you may have heard the term “Articles of Association”.  But what exactly are they, and why are they essential for your business? In this blog we’ll explain more about Articles of Association, their purpose, significance, and how to ensure yours are tailored to your needs. What Are Articles of Association? […]

Confidence in your numbers – Understanding Cashflow


As a small business owner, navigating the ups and downs of cashflow can sometimes feel like riding a rollercoaster. With the recent challenges posed by economic uncertainties, such as the cost-of-living crisis, it’s understandable that concerns about financial stability may weigh heavily on your mind. Whether you’re fretting over payroll or grappling with tight budgets, […]

What you need to know now you’re a Business Owner

Have you been employed in a business that has left you feeling demotivated and tired?  You know that you could run that business better yourself?  It’s exciting to think you will work in the way you know is best, with a team who are equally as devoted as you are. You will be making good […]

Refresh Your Business with a Spring Clean

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Refresh Your Business with a Spring Clean The lighter, longer days and the flowers blooming – Spring is here! And just like the changing seasons, it’s time to spring clean your business.   It’s not just about dusting off the shelves or tidying up the office space – it’s about looking at your business with […]

Your CQC Registration – Business Plan

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What is a Business Plan and why do I need one? To register with CQC, there are multiple documents that must be filed. One of these is the Business Plan and financial statements….and this we can help you with.   A Business Plan is important for any business. It helps you figure out how the […]

What is a Director’s Loan Account and how does it work?

What is a Directors Loan? And how does it work?

What is a Director’s Loan Account and how does it work?  As the Director of a Limited Company, you have a great deal of financial responsibility. One tax legislation that you will have heard of is a Director’s Loan Account, but what is it and why is it important?  In this blog post, we will […]

Knowing your worth – and charging for it!

Know Your Worth

The Importance of Knowing your Worth I often hear people saying that they have a ‘little’ business, almost like it’s a hobby or they are embarrassed to admit they are a business owner.  But why do this?  Why hide your light under a bushel? Is it because you don’t know your worth? Starting and running […]

Shareholders Agreement

What is a Shareholders agreement and why is it important?

Why does a Shareholders Agreement matter? When you’re starting a company with family or friends, it’s easy to think that you know and trust each other.  But what happens with something goes wrong in the future?  You might have disagreements over how the business is run or something happens that makes one person not able […]

What is Ethical Banking?

what is ethical banking?

What is Ethical Banking?  You might have heard the term, but what does it really mean? This blog will help you understand what ethical banking is all about and why it matters for small businesses. It will guide you on how to choose an ethical bank, what ethical banking services are available, and how to […]