Our Business Team can offer business advice at any stage during the business ‘life-cycle’ from start-ups to selling multi-million pound companies. Start-ups need to begin with the best structure taking into account commercial and taxation objectives – this could be a sole trader, a limited liability partnership or limited company. Our advice could start with the practicalities of registering for VAT through to shareholders’ agreements and funding arrangements.
As your business grows, there can be issues along the way, as well as ‘hopefully’ successes; issues such as liquidity, increasing market share, cost control and budgeting are familiar ones where we can add value. Whether you are selling or acquiring a business, securing the best deal is going to be the main objective. This will cover not only price, but also structuring the deal to cover commercial risks, taxation costs and any subsequent risks to the purchase price from warranty payments. We have helped many businesses through these often quite stressful transactions; we find that many of the complications which arise in relation to business purchases and disposals can be minimised by better planning.
If you would like to discuss any of your business issues, or would just like some general business advice call Stephen Antram for an initial free consultation.