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All the very latest news from Uscita
insolvency

June

4th

2019

What is insolvency and what does it mean for your business?

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There’s plenty of terms that are thrown around when a business faces financial trouble, from liquidation and insolvency to bankruptcy and administration and they all mean something slightly different.

Business Suit

May

28th

2019

How do work uniforms impact business value?

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Should your staff be wearing a uniform at work? If you’re a health professional, airline operative, in retail, or in banking, wear overalls as a mechanic or engineer, white coats as a chemist, then uniforms are likely to be standard attire. Reasons for having these uniforms will range from personal protection, to prevent damage to […]

family

May

23rd

2019

We Are Family: The Key to Working with Your Nearest and Dearest

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Who you work with is just as important as where you work and the job you do, in terms of ensuring a happy working life. So, could you work with your family?

employee ownership

May

1st

2019

Employee Ownership – What are the benefits of this growing business structure?

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In this article we’re looking at how granting part shareholding of your businesses to your employees could be an option to consider.

Accounting

April

24th

2019

Which accounting system is right for me?

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Just like GDPR, Maxing Tax Digital hasn’t been quite as difficult to embrace as initially imagined. In reality, the majority of accounting systems were well prepared and updated their software to ensure compatibility prior to MTD beginning on the 1st of April 2019. Now that the new processes are in effect, if your company is […]

R&D

April

15th

2019

R&D Tax Allowances – Is your company eligible?

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With the start of the new financial year now underway, there’s no better time to Spring Clean your finances. So, a good starting point is to familiarise yourself with tax incentives that your business could take advantage of, such as R&D. Research and Development tax breaks have now been available for small and medium enterprises […]

Entrepreneurs' Relief

April

1st

2019

The Changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief

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Last October’s delivery of the Budget highlighted that harsher criteria would be introduced for those looking to apply for Entrepreneurs’ Relief. So, what does this mean for Entrepreneur’s who are considering selling their business? Qualifying conditions have been tightened in a bid to reduce the exploitation of the relief. We all know that starting a […]

March

26th

2019

Narrow your Skills Gap to create a more secure future for your business

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As we’ve discussed in our last blog, value in business isn’t always monetary, aside from valuing your customers, what about your staff? News outlets have recently highlighted a skills gap crisis, with automation on the rise and employees not developing their abilities. What does this mean for your company? What is the skills gap? With […]

Accounting

March

13th

2019

It’s a numbers game – What your accounting system should do for you.

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With Making Tax Digital just around the corner, it’s worth considering if your current accounting system cuts the mustard. Whether you’re self employed or running several businesses, a decent accounting system will make managing your finances a breeze. The new making tax digital rules will mean that your accounting system must be compatible with HMRC. […]

tax digital

February

28th

2019

Making Tax Digital – What do the changes mean for you?

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We’re all aware that tax is going digital from the 1st of April 2019. If you submit quarterly returns, you are already making sales which will fall past this date. The government recently published figures showing just 4% of companies have accepted to be a part of their pilot scheme. With that in mind, we […]

February

25th

2019

The Value Behind Behaviour

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Earlier in the month we highlighted that value in business isn’t necessarily monetary. Whilst revenue and profit are of course related to the value of your business, don’t underestimate how important it is to understand customer behaviour. Without them, it’s unlikely you’d have any form of revenue. We aim to clarify the main questions you […]

customer satisfaction

February

14th

2019

Understanding Customer Behaviour

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Value in business isn’t always monetary, being able to demonstrate a clear understanding of your marketing strategies, customer engagement and retention, will be invaluable. Knowing where your customers come from and being able to clearly articulate this is key for success. What marketing activities bring in your audience? Why do they work with you? What’s […]

business advisors

January

29th

2019

Getting the right advice for your business sale

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Surrounding yourself with a solid network of people or advisors when you run a business will help you to focus on running the business. Rather than working in it. We’re not referring solely to staff and clients, but the other bodies who need to be involved to ensure the business runs smoothly. Coaches, mentors, network […]

exit landing

January

29th

2019

When will your Eagle land? How long should you give yourself to exit your business?

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If we compare the running of a business to space exploration, we can find a lot of similarities. ‘Landing’ the ideal business exit takes preparation and planning. You might have been inundated with advice over the last few weeks about how to make this your best year yet, and what goals you should be setting yourself, […]

confidentiality

January

8th

2019

Maintaining Client Confidentiality

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At Uscita, we appreciate that for a lot of our clients, confidentiality is a crucial aspect when considering selling their business. Preserving confidentiality is key. It can be difficult to keep under wraps but shouting from the roof tops about a business sale may have a negative impact on the sale going ahead. If the […]

stock

December

24th

2018

Stock Tidy Up – Be smart with your inventory

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There is certainly truth in the phrase “tidy home, tidy mind” and the same can be applied to your work space. The intention here isn’t to lecture you on your cleaning habits, rather highlight that if you’ve got stock which isn’t moving, do something about it. SLOB’s (SLow moving & OBsolete) stock or other un-utilised […]

subscription

December

14th

2018

The Six Steps of Subscription Based Recurring Revenue

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Recurring Revenue, or subscriptions are an attractive source of secure income to a prospective buyer. It allows them to see the future potential of the company. It’s important to keep your company competitive and incorporate trends that are tried and tested, in order to increase value. The likelihood is you do already have some form […]

health and safety

December

13th

2018

Health & Safety in the workplace

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Aside from maybe glancing at that obligatory health and safety document stuck to the back of your office kitchen door, do you really know what should be in place to keep employees safe whilst at work? For certain industries this will be second nature, take construction or medical companies for example. For many office-based companies, […]

legal documentation

December

5th

2018

Legal Documentation – What do you need to have in place?

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To start off our Better Business Bites series, looking at all aspects affecting SMEs, we are focusing on Legal Documentation. There’s plenty of common legal documentation you need in place to ensure a business is protected, as well as running smoothly. The good news is that at lot can now be managed online, simplifying the […]

financial performance

December

4th

2018

Is your Financial Performance Healthy?

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If someone asked you about your company’s Financial Performance, what would you say? This is one of the simplest Value Drivers, yet one of the most difficult to deliver on. A healthy financial performance will drive saleability, but it’s vital to remember that this isn’t solely about the numbers. Of course, your top line revenue […]