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Starting Up – books for new businesses

  When you are starting out in business there’s a lot you need to know. Our books have been written to give you all the information you need in an easy-to-follow format that will set you off on the right foot and keep your business fully compliant with all the regulations that affect it. Both are available on Amazon for just £25.00.   Setting Up Your Limited Company A step-by-step guide to financial success an compliance This book is for directors of limited companies and covers: Incorporating a limited company Setting up a bank account Responsibilities and deadlines Paying directors and shareholders
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Recognition for Coalesco

2016 saw Coalesco making an impact at both the Practice Excellence Awards and the British Accountancy Awards. We have been regular finalists and winners of the Small Practice of the Year category in the Practice Excellence Awards and were pleased to make the shortlist again this year. We are also very proud to be in the final three for the category of Client Service Firm of the Year – excellent service is at the heart of the Coalesco ethos and we always appreciate this being recognised. Once again, we were finalists in the British Accountancy Awards for the Independent Firm
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Practice Excellence Awards 2015 – Back at the top of our game

We are thrilled to share our exciting news… We have been awarded the 2015 UK small practice of the year. A national recognition that is highly contested. We won the award in 2013 and are delighted to be seen to be back where you deserve us to be. The judges’ comments and feedback at the event were amazing and we achieved an average score of 96% across various areas of practice excellence. The great news for you is that we will continue to strive to increase that number to 100%. The summary from the judges is: “Coalesco aims to develop
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Simbrix: launching on Kickstarter

A cross between fusion bricks and Lego, Simbrix is the brainchild of Assim Ishaque, a fun, creative and completely absorbing way to get your kids away from their phones and into a world that allows them to exercise their own imaginations. Perfected through numerous prototypes and tested by over 500 enthusiasts, Simbrix is a brand that is ready to launch and you could be amongst the first to own a pack of this innovative new toy, suitable for kids of all ages from 5 years upwards. Like popular fusion bead systems, Simbrix allows you to make patterns and pictures from multi-coloured
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Setting Up Your New Business 2014/15 – our book for new businesses

Setting Up Your New Business – A step-by-step guide to the financial practicalities of starting up   After the success of last year’s edition, we’re pleased to announce that the updated 2014/2015 edition of Setting Up Your New Business is now available. This easy-to-read, easy-to-understand book is designed to be a practical guide to all the financial practicalities and their implications of starting up a new business. The 2014/2015 edition includes all the most up-to-date facts and figures from HMRC and includes helpful worked examples to demystify the decisions you need to make. Linda says:”Over the years that I’ve run
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Coalesco and friends – Alternatives to the bank

April’s networking event saw a dedicated audience turn out in search of funding alternatives to the bank. With four different ways to finance your business explained, they were not disappointed. Peer-to-peer lending Linda Frier kicked off with an overview of how to raise a loan through peer-to-peer lending platform, Funding Circle, which has allowed individuals to lend over £258,741,000 to British businesses including Coalesco client, Chambers Pencils. Linda’s top tips: Only creditworthy businesses will be listed – you’ll be assessed by a peer-to-peer lending platform the same way you would by a bank. You can apply for secured and unsecured
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Growth Vouchers: 50% funding for strategic business advice

This week the government launched a new initiative for growing businesses. The Growth Voucher scheme allows business owners to apply for up to £2,000 to contribute 50% of the cost of strategic advice to support them as they grow their businesses. Coalesco are delighted to be an approved supplier to the scheme and can support you with services to improve your strategic management of business finances, from improving your cash flow to seeking finance. We are also registered with the ACCA’s Business Finance Advice Service, a government-backed initiative, designed to enable business owners to identify accountants who provide independent advice on business
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Coalesco and friends – January’s networking event for our clients and business contacts

Our client and contact network is going from strength to strength and the room was full in yesterday evening’s event. The presentations got off to an enthusiastic start with Jo Higgins-Cezza of Beaumont Training  talking about how important personal resilience is in business. The ability to bounce back from adversity and the ability to step back and take a rational view of a situation are both important aspects of this. The audience enjoyed seeing two volunteers (many thanks, Ann and Lisa) demonstrate that the information we focus on can influence our response to a situation and Jo advised that we
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The Highlights of 2013 for Coalesco

2013 was an exciting year for us and saw us undertaking new initiatives such as our client network and Linda’s first book as well as achieving recognition from The Guardian, the Practice Excellence Awards, and the British Accountancy Awards. We’re delighted to have had the support of our clients throughout so please take a few minutes to see what you have helped us to achieve. Just scroll down…
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Keep the Cash Flowing – Seminar

Keep the Cash Flowing: control your cash and create a truly profitable business Seminar: Tuesday 11 February 2014, 6.00-8.00 pm, £10.00 Cash flow is the lifeblood of your business but when you struggle to collect in the money you’re owed you can find yourself in trouble. This workshop will show you how to keep your cashflow under control through effective credit control procedures and cashflow management. It will help you identify the warning signs that something might go wrong and give you practical techniques to respond to those signs before any problems arise. You will learn: How to bring in
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