Our Business Team offers expert advice at any stage of the business ‘life-cycle’, from the start-up phase right the way through to the sale of a multi-million pound company.
Start-ups need to begin with the best structure to meet your commercial and taxation needs and objectives, be it sole trader, limited liability partnership or limited company. At this stage, our advice will look to address the practicalities arising from whatever structure your business takes, for example by registering your company for VAT or by advising on funding arrangements or shareholders agreements.
As your business develops, financial issues can arise, alongside hard-won successes. Liquidity, increasing market share, cost control and budgeting are all familiar situations that businesses face as they grow and where we are expert at adding value.
Should you come to the stage where you are selling or acquiring a business, we can provide advice to help you secure the best deal. Here, we will not only cover price, but also the best way to structure the deal to cover commercial risks, taxation costs and subsequent risks to the purchase price from warranty payments. We find that many of the complications that arise in relation to selling or acquiring businesses can be minimised by better planning and we have helped countless businesses navigate their way through these complex, sometimes stressful, transactions.
If you would like to discuss any of your business issues, or would like some general business advice, call Stephen Antram for a free consultation.