business services

Business start up, growth and finance

It’s always daunting to start with a blank page – how will you get from a business idea to the end point of your long-term business plan? Our team of business advisers will give you all the guidance you need to get started, grow and win the necessary investment.

In the startup phase, it’s about getting the basics right, on the one hand, and producing a concrete business plan on the other. You need to decide on a business structure – sole trader, limited company, or something else? You may have to register with HMRC and/or Companies House and start filing annual accounts, tax returns, VAT returns and so on. You’ll certainly need to make sure you have robust systems and processes in place, including those for financial record-keeping.

Business planning is about defining your growth goals and mapping out how you’ll get there. A five-year plan is typical. We can help you put this plan together, asking challenging questions and providing solutions on the way. This will help you make smart decisions and spend your time, energy and money in the right way. It’s also vital in winning the confidence of banks, lenders and investors.

When it comes to realising that growth plan, most businesses need outside investment. As well as business planning, we’ll help you find potential sources of capital, make connections through our partnerships and networks and support you in bids for funding. We can also advise on bids for grant funding. And, as part of our tax return service, we’ll also make sure you’re claiming tax relief, such as research and development (R&D) tax credits, if applicable.

In the long-term, we’ll help you stay on track, monitoring performance against your growth plan using key performance indicators (KPIs) and management accounting reports.

Find out how we can take your business forward today.

We do things differently

Why choose Moffatts?

Clients find us and stay with us because they’re looking for a bit more from their accountant. It’s partly about personality – we get on with people and build genuine relationships. But we also deliver results. 

We believe in making life easier for all business owners.

We strive to improve your processes, systems and cashflow.

We offer the full range of accounting, tax and audit services.

Make the move today

If you’re ready to make a change and get the accountancy support your business or charity deserves, we’ve got some good news: it’s dead easy these days. Once you’ve made the call, you can leave most of it to us.

Make the call

We’ll talk, agree fees and services, and then you confirm you want to switch in writing. (Email is fine.)

Set us going

We’ll handle the paperwork and handover with your current accountant, quickly and efficiently.

Get onboard

From day one, you’ll feel the difference. From accounting systems to contacts, we’ll get you set up and sorted.