Finance For Your Business

In these difficult economic times (even though the government tells us that we have turned a corner!) businesses are still struggling to raise finance to keep their businesses going and invest in the growth of their business. The traditional banks seem to only lend to businesses that do not require lending but are hesitant in…

Super Connected Derby

Some of you may not be aware of a scheme currently being run by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which is aiming to help businesses meet the upfront capital costs of connecting to a better broadband service, and is currently available to Derby businesses.  The ‘Super Connected Cities Programme’ aims to support economic…

Virgin Start-up Scheme

Here at Sibbalds, we are big believers in the importance of grants and start-up loans for entrepreneurs and new businesses, who may be struggling to get funding from the more traditional avenues. Recent weeks have seen us blog about the success of Derbyshire Enterprise Growth Fund, and we today turn our attention to the Virgin…

Tips on Trading Abroad

As some of you will be aware from our announcement last month, we have recently joined forces with UKTI to offer businesses valuable help and advice when looking to start trading abroad. UKTI work with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK…

Tax Enquiry Protection

HMRC enquiry activities are at record levels and they are continuously being targeted to increase tax revenues by being granted wider powers of enquiry. They will carry out Business Records Checks, Compliance Visits and Interventions covering all aspects of tax.  Many enquiries are completely random and anyone that pays tax can come under an enquiry.…