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Financial forecasts preparing to create yours

Gary Raven Barrons In the first edition of 4Business, I wrote an article entitled “Business Planning - Are You Planning Not To Fail?” which sought to explain to you why you should seek to plan your business and develop a forecast for regular review and update. This article seeks to help you critique

Is university the way forward after school?

Lloyd Fernley Joseph Lamb With the increase in University tuition fees and the current state of the graduate employment market, many young people are starting to wonder if they should go to university. There are a lot of different points of view to this argument, but let’s take a look at what

Train your finance team it’s good for your business!

Samantha Sutton Southend Adult Community College There is a clear link between business planning and staff training and development. Up-skilling your staff is good for your business and good for your workforce. Business owners can improve performance, productivity, competitiveness and staff morale. Research conducted this year by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) found

Dividends: how it affects you

First the good news - the Dividend Allowance means that no tax will be payable upon the first £5,000 of dividend income received in a tax year, no matter what level of non-dividend income you have. So good news? Sadly not for many, particularly SME business owners that have been benefiting