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Provides clear, detailed and practical guidance on the tax issues, planning points and pitfalls which may be encountered when incorporating a sole trader or partnership business, or when transferring a company's business to a sole trader or partnership. This authoritative handbook includes detailed coverage on all tax issues that might apply to small businesses, including income tax and NICs, CGT, IHT, VAT and stamp taxes as well as in-depth content on how to deal with legal and accounting compliance issues. Since the publication of the last edition in early 2016, there has been significant legislative change reflected in several Finance Acts. This edition has been updated to reflect those changes. The changes include: Entrepreneurs' relief: the relief restriction on the acquisition of goodwill from related parties (FA 2016) and subsequent changes to the relief conditions (FA 2019) Dividend tax reforms (FA 2016) The `anti-phoenixism' targeted anti-abuse rule (FA 2016) Intangible fixed assets and the restriction of deductions in respect of goodwill (F (No 2) A 2017) Change in tax rate for loans to participators (FA 2016) Capital allowances changes - including increase in annual investment allowance and the new structures and buildings allowance (FA 2019) The practical assistance contained within this book includes numerous worked examples, key point summaries, pro-forma elections and tables comparing the overall tax position for incorporated and unincorporated business owners, including the comparative tax impact of a bonus vs dividends. This edition includes a chapter on the complex area of incorporating a limited liability partnership and a new chapter on incorporating a rental property business. The user-friendly structure features `signposts' at the beginning of each chapter to provide a useful summary of the main points and `focus points' which highlight important issues in each chapter. Tax practitioners, accountants and business proprietors will all benefit from the expert guidance offered by this book.
From a few bits and pieces in a dusty loft to a profitable business with more than 20,000 sales and turnover of GBP100,000.00 in just one year. This book not only tells the story of how the author went from being an eBay buyer to a Top Rated Platinum Powerseller with over 12,000 positive feedbacks, but also provides the reader with a step by step easy to follow guide to launching a successful eBay business. Drawing from the Author's own experiences and skills acquired in her first year trading this book will help the reader avoid the pitfalls and mistakes she made and fast track their new enterprise on the road to success.
Successful ownership transition requires effective decision making at the top Engaged Ownership is the definitive owner's guide to the family enterprise. Whether you're taking over a family business, family office, or trust, this book shows you how to work effectively with the management and board to keep the enterprise moving in the right direction. The first guide of its kind written from the owner's perspective, this book is designed to help owners who are truly committed to growing all forms of capital be successful in their role. You'll learn the time-tested process that helps you 'unstick' decision-making, become engaged and effective, and manage the transfer from owner control to shared ownership while minimizing risk. Improve communication and relationships with the board, and ensure that every stakeholder understands your strategies and vision for the future. You'll allay the fears that frequently accompany ownership transfers, and inspire a sense of teamwork that leads to sustainable success generation after generation. As the Baby Boomers retire, business founders and entrepreneurs worldwide are transferring ownership of privately held enterprises to their children in record numbers. It can be a complex and difficult-to-navigate time for everyone involved. This book helps you smooth the way to a successful transition, and transcend the owner's traditionally passive role. * Learn to work effectively with management and the board * Get everyone on the same page in terms of vision and direction * Build relationships that lead to forward-thinking decision making * Succeed in the ownership role by bringing your expertise to the fore Ownership transfer often triggers a radical change in family enterprise, and if poorly managed, can turn a business in the wrong direction. Engaged Ownership shows you how to build a dynamic and effective partnership with trustees, board, and management, and become a successful steward of the family's financial, human, social, and operational capital.
In a January 2007 study, it was found that 4,306 candidates for a real estate sales associate license sat for the examination. Those who were taking the examination for the first time (1,891) had a pass rate of 44 percent, a little below the previous year's average pass rate of 46 percent. Re-testing statistics are even worse: 72 percent of the 2,415 sales associate candidates retaking the examination failed. Do not be one of the statistics. You can pass on the first try with the help of this book. The book presents a clear and complete overview of all the main topics covered on the real estate salesperson examination and gives exam applicants the information and tools they need to successfully pass the exam -- on the first attempt. You will improve your test taking skills by completing the included sample test. Subjects covered include real estate legal issues, encumbrances, real estate law, financing real estate purchases, leasing, escrow accounts, contracts and legal documents including leases, taxes and taxation, land descriptions, and real estate math, terms, and definitions.
This book provides a framework for understanding micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) as important contributors to economic growth. By examining the economic and investment decisions behind these businesses, the author shows how managers of MSMEs can add value to the firm by applying managerial finance tools. Early chapters establish the basic tenets of new venture development and financing and explore the economic environment that business-owners inhabit, focusing on venture capital, microfinance intervention, and public sector interventions. Later chapters guide the reader through the process of financial planning and forecasting, and valuation, finishing with insights into how to harvest investments and make sound financial decisions. The book has interdisciplinary appeal and offers a timely consideration of MSMEs in developing economies. It will be valuable reading for all interested in the management and development of small businesses, the finance of entrepreneurship and policy affecting small and medium sized enterprises.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) administers several programs to support small businesses, including loan guaranty programs; disaster loan programs; management and technical assistance training programs; and federal contracting programs. Congressional interest in these programs has increased in recent years, primarily because they are viewed as a means to stimulate economic activity, create jobs, and assist in the national economic recovery. This book examines the economic research on net job creation to identify the types of businesses that appear to create the most jobs; and the arguments for providing federal assistance to small businesses, noting that policy-makers often view job creation as a justification for such assistance whereas economists argue that over the long term federal assistance to small businesses is likely to reallocate jobs within the economy, not increase them.
With knowledge passed down from centuries ago, the presence of traditional crafts such as spoon carving, leather working, and knife making is becoming more and more pronounced in contemporary culture and on platforms such as social media and ecommerce. As the pressures of a fast-paced, modern-day life weigh on people, many seek solace in more manual, artful practices that take us out of our selves and produce something beautiful and useful. Forge & Carve looks at twenty crafters and how and why they create the items they do. From basket weaver to blacksmith, meet some of the talented people behind this revival of time-honoured techniques and discover how they make a living from their artistry. Admire their craftsmanship; share their enthusiasm; and learn from their philosophy.
Book & CD-ROM. If you enjoy working outdoors and want to incorporate your creativity into your work, operating a small nursery, landscaping, or lawn service may be the perfect business for you. In fact, many operators combine all three of these elements to make an ideal year-round business. This is an ideal home-based business and can be started with just a few thousand pounds. This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of starting their own service business. The book offers a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of the nursery and landscape business. You will learn everything from the initial start-up decisions to working with clients. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book. If you enjoy working with people and working outdoors, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about choosing a name, equipment, equipment maintenance, selling your other services to your present customers, how to attract and bid on residential and commercial accounts, contracts and billing procedures, advertising, insurance, legal matters, basic cost control systems, market research, getting new clients, tax laws, pricing, leads, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales and have customers refer others to you. You will learn about basic accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
Self-employed copywriter and journalist Kristen Fischer offers powerful strategies and practical stories from some of today's most prominent creative leaders to help you thrive while self-employed.
This book focuses on the relationship between business strategy and competition among Italian SMEs in the aftermath of the economic crisis. First examining business strategy and competitive advantage in a broader sense, Business Strategies and Competitiveness in Times of Crisis goes on to analyse the strategic behaviour of SMEs and the key factors that allow them to overcome the challenges they face. The book covers wide-ranging topics such as marketing and communication strategies, internationalization process and entry modes, access to credit, networking, innovation process and human resources enhancement. Referring to insightful case studies and surveys conducted between 2011 and 2014, it reflects on managerial implications for Italian SMEs and identifies their three main competitive challenges.
A Quick, Compact, and Easy-to-Understand Resource for Non-Accountants
Accounting for Non-Accountants is the must-have guide for all of us who have never taken an accounting class, are mystified by accounting jargon, and have no clue about balance sheets, income statements, or statements of cash flows.
Whether you own a business, plan on starting one, or just want to control your own assets, you'll find everything you need to know:
-How to prepare and use financial statements
Let this book help you like it helped these readers:
"Dr. Labels explanations are simple and straightforward. "
For entrepreneurs or anyone who needs to brush up on accounting fast, this book will have you up and running in no time.
This book contributes to the emerging research on the growth process of firms, with a focus on the expansion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). A comprehensive approach to the issue of small firm growth draws upon empirical findings of the characteristics and economic importance of high-growth enterprises and the extant base of theoretical approaches to the growth of firms, with an emphasis on the literature of firm boundaries (scope and size). Consequently, this research adopts a deductive approach to building the conceptual framework of SME growth by integrating the resource-based view of the firm and transaction cost theory. This integrative theoretical framework was tested by using the multi-case study method to conclude with a proposal of the model of the growth process of SMEs. The model explains the choices of high-growth entrepreneurs regarding contractual arrangements, portfolio development, sources of new products, and associated governance in the expansion process. Consistent with the heterogeneity of SME expansion, the research reveals three equifinal patterns of these choices instead of only one path. This book is valuable for bridging separate and divergent streams of the literature on firms' growth, namely, entrepreneurship, microeconomics, and strategic management literature related to firm boundary decisions.
Accounts are just as important as any other aspect of a business, and can be crucial to its prosperity and even survival. If you're 'doing the books' you will be at the very heart of the business, with your hands firmly on the controls. You will be involved in the management of its assets and liabilities, its expenses and its profit margins. The more control you have over these, and the records and figurework on which they are based, the better you will be able to control your business. This thoroughly accessible book is suitable for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies and includes: choosing and using computerised bookkeeping software; VAT and taxation; double-entry book-keeping; paying the wages; preparing your annual accounts; the basics of keeping business records; accounting for loans, hire purchase and leasing.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) administers several programs to support small businesses, including loan guaranty programs, disaster loan programs, management and technical assistance training programs, and federal contracting programs. Congressional interest in these programs has increased in recent years, primarily because they are viewed as a means to stimulate economic activity, create jobs, and assist in the national economic recovery. This book examines the economic research on net job creation to identify the types of businesses that appear to create the most jobs.
Family firms are to be found in every sector of commercial activity. Commitment, family values and pride in the business are typically their special strengths, yet they also face major challenges in reconciling the needs of the business with those of the family. Drawing on the author's extensive experience of working with and advising some of the world's most successful business families, this new and updated edition of Family Enterprises: The Essentials explains the pitfalls, tensions and competing demands that destroy too many family businesses. These problems can be avoided, and Peter Leach reveals the techniques and strategies needed to do so. Running a successful family business is always a huge challenge, but this book offers real insight and guidance on how to keep both business and family united and buoyant.
The Office of Advocacy is the voice of small business within the federal government. Their mission includes collecting and disseminating data on the status of American small businesses. This book provides a snapshot of small businesses in each state, territory, the District of Columbia, and the United States using the most recently available government data. The profiles showcase several different data points associated with the nation's small businesses including but not limited to the number of small businesses, how many jobs small businesses create, how many small businesses export, and the leading small business industries in each state.
Family enterprises make up the majority of all businesses across Western Europe. Nonetheless, they are seen as an endangered species. Succession is especially critical for their survival. The succession process is shaped by the dynamics of generational relations in the family. Different institutional contexts between countries create diverse conditions for the negotiation between the generations. Doing Succession in Europe examines whether and how succession processes in European family businesses vary. Scholars of the family, capitalism, the welfare state, and law discuss comparative findings and ideas, while business and legal experts highlight the concrete practices. [A few contributions are in German language text with English abstracts.]
This book examines the ways in which cultural and creative industries can drive entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability and overall regional development. It will address such issues as (1) the technical (tangible) components of creative and cultural industries in relation to innovation; (2) the intangible components of creative and cultural industries in relation to services provided; (3) the relationship between tangible and intangible components and economic and social innovation; and (4) the ways in which creative and cultural industries effect and influence regional sustainability and development. Cultural and creative industries and the creative economy as a whole have been increasingly prevalent in research literature because of their role in driving economic and social development. Cultural and creative industries also enable other forms of entrepreneurship and innovation beyond the traditional, technology-based focus of innovation, thereby enhancing regional growth and development through these channels. The contributions presented in this book discuss the main issues, challenges, opportunities and trends of cultural and creative industries through conceptual analysis and cases studies from different world regions. Featuring research from industries such as art, health care, beer and wine and education, this book provides researchers, academics, professionals and policy makers with a detailed examination of the development and potential of cultural and creative industries in regional and global economies.
"A comprehensive guide." -Artspace Aspiring and new art gallery owners can find everything they need to plan and operate a successful art gallery with How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery. This new edition has been updated to mark the changes in market and technology over the past decade. Edward Winkleman and Patton Hindle draw on their years of experience to explain step by step how to start your new venture. From finding the ideal locale and renovating the space to writing business plans and securing start-up capital, this helpful guide has it all. Chapters detail how to: Manage cash flow Grow your new business Hire and manage staff Attract and retain artists and clients Represent your artists Promote your gallery and artists online Select the right art fair And more How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery, Second Edition, also includes sample forms, helpful tips from veteran collectors and dealers, a large section on art fairs, and a directory of art dealer associations.
The Secret-Weapon Of The Larger Carpet Cleaners...
Mark Kennedy has worked with over 43 of the largest and most successful carpet cleaning companies in the world... and made many of them millions of dollars in increased profit In this book, Mark tells YOU how to use the SAME systems and strategies he uses to make companies accountable, give them higher profits, better customer retention, and above all, what it takes for cleaners just like you to build a highly successful, larger carpet cleaning company, starting from wherever you are right now Mark gives you a simple, easy to use approach to breaking free of the traps that so many carpet cleaners find themselves in today.
There is a lot to learn when you start to market a business. Marketing covers an enormous range of activities, before you start to think about PR, sales and advertising. For any business owner or marketing manager, it is critical to your business's success that you have plenty of ideas for spreading the word about the company at your fingertips. Whether you are a sole trader and want to do your own marketing, or manage a small team and need to know more about the topic, this is the book for you. If you are a beginner, it starts with marketing basics and introduces you to sales, PR and advertising too. Whether you're new to marketing or an experienced marketer, this book will bring you up to date on how to use social media for promotion. Authors: Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson
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