18th June 2019

Accounting responsibilities as your business grows...

We know how many hats small business owners have to wear on a daily basis. Before you get down to doing what you know best, there are a number of financial responsibilities that must be in place as your business grows. Accounting tech has made many of these tasks easier to handle, however an experienced accountant could save you a lot of time and stress. Here are the main obligations you must have in hand as you scale up:

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15th April 2019

The essential startup checklist

New startup on the block? We outline the key first steps - from business planning and branding to setting up a company bank account and sourcing the right ecommerce system.

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20th March 2019

Accounting Technology: simplify and grow

How to choose the best accounting technology for your business.

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31st January 2019

Making Tax Digital: seizing the momentum in the era of digital tax

Learn more about the Making Tax Digital regulations

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9th January 2019

Companies House compliance made easy

A guide to keeping company records and the regulation behind them.

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18th December 2018

Time flies, especially in business.

Time flies, especially in business. As you hustle, harry and plan to make your business thrive, the days and weeks can slip by so quickly. Case in point: it’s nearly 2019 if you can believe it and Christmas is upon us.

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12th December 2018

Entrepreneur accelerator: calendar of Deloitte Propel webinars and events

Find the schedule webinars, events at your local hub, or book a financial drop in session,

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12th December 2018

Deloitte Propel: Entrepreneur knowledge centre

Find answers to common finance questions and get access to webinars, articles, whitepapers or schedule a call with a propel expert for further support.

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12th December 2018

RBS Accelerator: meet the Deloitte Propel team

Find your local hub representative or a member of the Central Propel team.

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23rd November 2018

EMI share schemes: Big rewards at a low cost

Incentives are tricky. They’re obviously an important part of engaging your employees and retaining key staff. But it’s not always possible to offer bumper pay packages, especially in the cash strapped early days of your business.

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15th November 2018

New frontiers: expanding overseas doesn’t need to be hard.

Your company has reached stability and profitability. Growth has been steady and you’re established in the UK market. Where to next? It’s here where the lure of international markets comes in.

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7th November 2018

The Budget 2019

Learn more about The Chancellors 2019 budget and the key considerations for UK businesses...

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4th October 2018

SEIS and EIS: The investment schemes supporting big ideas

Forging a new path and doing pioneering work is expensive. Often startups have to run the gauntlet to get the investment they need. Success is far from certain, so how can you get investment backing when there are safer, albeit potentially less lucrative bets out there?

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3rd October 2018

'Experienced manpower': How Propel fuelled Tribe's remarkable success story

It’s often said entrepreneurship is a journey - but in the case of Propel’s client Tribe, a sports nutrition startup, that can be said quite literally.

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3rd September 2018

Beyond the lab: R&D tax relief isn't just for cutting edge science

R&D tax relief has been in UK tax legislation for over 18 years - and yet, many businesses are still not taking advantage of it. So what’s behind this and are you missing out?

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23rd July 2018

A beginner's guide to obtaining grant funding

There are hundreds of different types of UK and EU grants available to startups and SMEs, but navigating the plethora on offer - as well as their respective qualifying conditions - can be a minefield.

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10th July 2018

Entrepreneurs missing out on Advance Assurance opportunities

Nearly half of entrepreneurs in the UK do not know what Advance Assurance is, despite it making their business more attractive to potential investors, according to a new survey by the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards and Deloitte Propel.

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10th July 2018

Financial and accounting duties of a director

If you’re a director - whatever your taxonomic designation might be in reality - you have a few big responsibilities when it comes to finances and accounting.

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10th July 2018

Partnering with the SSA

Deloitte Propel will work with the Scottish Sports Association, the independent and representative body for governing bodies of sport in Scotland, to provide an exclusive deal and offer a range of services to both the SSA and its members.

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19th June 2018

Common VAT mistakes and how to avoid them

VAT offers a tricky challenge to businesses. The tax is filled with technical details, snags and pitfalls, and when you’re growing a business you can’t spend your days learning every nuance.

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19th June 2018

Pension auto-enrolment in the coming years: what businesses need to know

The amounts paid by both employee and employer into your auto enrolment (AE) scheme increased on April 6, 2018 - But that’s not all. There are two other big changes on the horizon.

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19th June 2018

How setting and measuring KPIs empowers high-growth businesses to scale

Measuring KPIs can be beneficial for high-growth businesses in order to allow them to see whether they are hitting overall company targets, alongside providing investors and senior team members with up-to-date management information.

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19th June 2018

Getting investor ready: what to include in your pitch deck

Angel investors and early-stage venture capital funds receive scores of decks per week. It is important to just present succinct and relevant information. If you don’t grab their attention within the first couple of slides, they are likely to lose interest.

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19th June 2018

An introduction to cash flow forecasting

Cash flow forecasting is the lifeblood of early stage and high-growth companies. Typically, the profile of these businesses will mean that they are not yet profit-generating, and in some instances may be pursuing a strategy of growing their top line revenues in place of being focused on their profitability.

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18th June 2018

An introduction to equity crowdfunding

The roots of equity crowdfunding date back to 2011, during the height of the financial crisis. It was initially used as a mechanism for early-stage businesses to access equity finance and was a necessity at the time due to high-street banks’ reluctance to lend to small businesses.

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