Small Business Accountancy Blog From RIFT Accounting in Kent

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  • Crowdfunding - The More, the Merrier


    Crowdfunding's one of those magical ideas that lightning-bolts its way into the business world every so often. The continuing explosion of the internet and the speed with which traditional lending institutions have been sucking their heads back into their shells have left a gaping hole in the funding arena, and a whole new way of raising finance has grabbed itself a foothold.

  • Self Assessment Pitfalls

    The Self Assessment Deadline For Submission And Payment Is 31st Jan

    Self Assessment isn't just about checking for unwelcome lumps - although you should probably be doing that too. It's also the way HMRC gets you to do a load of their paperwork for them when you're paying yearly taxes for yourself or your business.

  • Start My Biz in Canterbury

    Boot Camp With Jane Ollis

    Listen up, future magnates and first-time adventurers. RIFT Group's very own NASA-trained super-scientist, Jane Ollis, is about to drop a serious knowledge-bomb on your start-up ambitions. If you're a student, graduate or job seeker with a great idea and the drive to turn it into a business, you're going to want to hear what she has to say.

  • Christmas in the RIFT

    Merry Christmas 2014

    Merry Jinglies and seasonal good will to Sole Traders, Limited Company owners and all the assorted inhabitants of the RIFT! Here's hoping for a wonderful, adventurous Christmas.

  • 'Tis the Season...

    Cash flow and seasonal business

    With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to bask in the glow of the firelight and think about the jolly old toymakers, reindeer groomers and industrious elves hitting their busiest time of year. Seasonal trends, like elderly relatives on the sherry, are largely beyond your ability to control. 5% of UK businesses close their doors at some point during the year to save costs, while 6% get stuck relying on credit cards to manage their seasonal fluctuations. 4% use business loans, 17% either take on or let go staff to cope and an enormous 30% of those affected use their invoice or supply chain to ride out seasonal downtimes. All in all, if seasonal trends are influencing your business then you need to have a strategy to deal with them.

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