The statistics show that more British start-ups are shunning external finance and doing things their own way. But does a commitment to ‘bootstrapping’ always make for success?
Clive Lewis, head of enterprise at the ICAEW, weighs up the pros and cons of the various ownership structures available to entrepreneurs
The lean spell could well be the beginning of the end for your enterprise
Such is its proven ability to make or break an entrepreneur, the need to get your business plan right can hardly be overstated
In the early days of a start-up, most entrepreneurs are concerned with finding money to put in, not how much they can take out. But, at some point, the unspoken question of salary begins to loom
For a small-business owner, effective budgeting is indispensable
The M&A market in the UK is still experiencing significant slowdown. But, done right, it can be a vital way of generating some serious growth
It seems the transition to RTI has been as smooth as silk, with record numbers now reporting real time data to HMRC
Is the choice between outsourcing accounts and keeping them in-house really just a case of do-it-yourself or sign it over lock, stock and barrel?
Once upon a time, pricing products and services was comparatively easy. But now, making sure you’re giving the right price involves a lot more thought