Category Archives: Business

Are there accountants just for B2B tech businesses?

accounting for b2b

Whether you’re a start-up or scaling up, a B2B founder has to handle the company accounts a little differently to the average business-owner. Because the landscape of the business is always changing, meticulous planning and strategy are important at all times. Whether it’s in the early pre-seed days, seed phase or you’re series A, there’s […]

How do I use my personal vehicle for business trips?

personal vehicle for company use

Grab a to-go cup of coffee and queue up your favourite playlist: it’s time for a business trip. But you’re not setting out in some stuffy company car: you’re hitting the road in your very own, personal vehicle.  There’s an estimated 4 million ‘grey fleet’ cars in the UK – or employee-owned vehicles used for […]

When bootstrapping isn’t enough for your tech business

Bootstrapping a tech business is not for the faint of heart. You’re uniquely passionate, competitive, and confident in what you’ll be able to build, so much so you’ve decided to do it with very little or no funding. Through each step of getting your business off the ground, you’re looking for ways to minimize costs […]

What are R&D tax credits and how do I maximise them? 

Research and Development – or R&D – tax credits are a generous incentive by the UK government to get brilliant ideas funded, delivered, and creating profit. It’s a low-risk method to reward innovation, and HMRC are currently under enormous pressure to get this money out to eligible businesses with a mere 28-day turnaround rate. As […]

Case Study: Tax review for a business owner

I’m a business owner as well as an accountant As our tenth birthday at Thrive gets closer, I’ve found myself reflecting recently. I sometimes find it hard to believe I’ve been a business owner for almost a decade. Although I’m not going to lie, I definitely feel it! But there’s one person who has experienced […]

‘We The People’ The Global Goals

Not sure what The Global Goals are? Also known as SDGs or Sustainable Development Goals – sit back and enjoy this 2015 video that launched the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development and then continue your journey of discovery here https://www.globalgoals.org/  

Lockdown 2.0 Business Support

Things move fast in 2020! Friday night had finally seen the release of further Job Support Scheme details (JSS the successor scheme that was to run Nov-Apr), but by Saturday evening that scheme was put on the back burner, with a full extension of the existing furlough scheme (CJRS). JSS will not now take effect […]

£20 million in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses

If you missed it last week, a new (small) grant has been announced for SMEs via local growth hubs. Grants of between £1k and £5k will be available to help businesses get back on track through professional, legal, financial or other advice and /or new technology and other equipment.

Getting your invoice paid – going nuclear!

You’ve done the work, it was good work, gratefully received. You issue the invoice and….nothing. You nudge, politely chase, leave messages, insist, get cross, write a snotty email, delete that snotty email, breathe and chase again, showing empathy and being super-reasonable and…..nothing. Now what?