Everyone should have a pension plan and be part of a pension scheme. People who own their own business or are self-employed can consider taking out a type of personal pension known as a Self-invested personal pension (SIPP). SIPPs offer much wider investment powers than are generally available for personal pensions and group personal pensions […]
Selling your business? Here are our top 10 things to check
Whilst the process might seem daunting, with the help of your professional advisers you can ensure that things run as smoothly as possible when you come to sell your business. Here are our top 10 things to consider: Check your Company’s constitution What do your Articles of Association or Shareholders’ Agreement say? It may not be important […]
Is your business outgrowing its current premises?
Good news: you have a successful business that is growing with more orders, more staff and more stock. Bad news: you cannot fit all this into your current business premises which are now simply too small for you. So, what do you do? The immediate reaction is to say “I need to move” but that […]
My business lease is coming up for renewal – what should I do?
In two words: plan ahead. In slightly more words, you should be aware that although commercial lease law is designed to protect the tenant, the reality is rather more complicated. Depending on whether the property you are occupying is popular with other potential tenants or not, your negotiating position may be stronger or weaker than […]
Be a proud West Oxfordshire business and celebrate your success!
This year marks the 9th year of the prestigious West Oxfordshire Business Awards. The WOBAs are a celebration of business across West Oxfordshire, recognising the most successful businesses and bringing the whole business community together. We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring this year’s Charity Award and that two members of our team, […]
Terms and Conditions of Business: Our Top 7 Tips
Your terms and conditions of business could be vital to ensure that your liability is appropriately limited if there is any trading risk linked to the product or service you provide. We’ve put together our top 7 things to consider: 1. Data Protection and IP GDPR has been a hot topic over the last 12 […]
I’m starting a business – what are my options for business premises?
There are three options for a start-up business that needs business premises: work from home, rent a property or buy a property. They each have their own advantages and disadvantages. 1. Work from home A lot of new businesses can in theory at least operate perfectly well without the additional costs and responsibilities that come […]
Articles of Association: Why are they so important?
Whether your business is mature or if it is just starting out, the Articles of Association of your company will be the set of rules defining how the company is to be run, including details of any complex relationships between the company, its shareholders and directors. As with most rulebooks, you may well be unaware […]
Starting a Business? Here are our top 10 tips
We understand that starting a business can be daunting so we’ve put together our top 10 tips to help you through the legal complexity. 1. Business name Your branding will be vital as you look to grow your business so you’ll want to make sure that your business name is protected. Companies House will give […]
Selling commercial property – 5 things that can go wrong if you don’t properly plan!
Whether you own your commercial property as an investment or as the place from which you work, there will come a time when you will want to sell it. This may be because you are expanding or because your business is contracting. It may simply be that another property will offer you a better return […]