Our top 10 tips for writing a winning business plan

Our top 10 tips for writing a winning business plan

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Business PlanWe’ve been helping organisations to prepare business plans and forecasts for many years. Without exception, it seems like a daunting task for the management team, but it’s really crucial to your success whether starting a new business or wanting to develop an existing business, to have a clear plan and that it can be articulated to the people who can help you make it happen.

“A lack of clarity could put the brakes on any journey to success.”

Steve Maraboli – Behavioral Scientist

Here are our top 10 tips for writing a business plan:

PPI refund windfall? Don’t get caught by HMRC for undeclared tax on your income.

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ppi-claimsHave you or someone you know received a PPI repayment/compensation?

If the answer is yes, did you know that the interest element of what is received is taxable? Further, did you know that all the banks and building societies making payments are notifying HMR&C of who they are paying and how much? So what does this mean for you?

Our FREEPOST address is changing!

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freepostFrom the 31 January 2015 our old FREEPOST address will not work as the Royal Mail have upgraded and improved (?) our service. We will be sending you fresh supplies of envelopes over Christmas so please destroy your old ones showing the address of FREEPOST YO 186 as we are not sure what happens to them after the 1 February 2015 if used!

#VATMoss goes live from 1st January 2015 – does this impact on your business?

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MossSmall businesses trading online are up in arms about a new EU regulation, which states that from 1 January 2015, VAT on digital products will be chargeable in the place of purchase rather than place of supply in the EU.

The regulatory tweak – known as #VATMOSS – is being introduced to stop multinational corporations that trade online from diverting all their European sales through low-VAT countries, but is being predicted to hit smaller businesses in this sector hard.

UPDATE – HMR&C have provided some useful assistance which can be found at


Exciting 2015 ahead for Clifton Moor Business Association

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CMBA magazineAs proud and long standing members of the Clifton Moor Business Association, we are pleased to announce that the new website is now live – http://www.cmbayork.com/

Clifton Moor Business Association was created around 15 years ago with the vision of creating a forum where the views of businesses on Clifton Moor could be represented and to encourage mutual business between companies based on the estate.

Let them eat . . . . CAKE!

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afiSnowballsSilly VAT fact of the day: Snowballs are cakes (the tax tribunal says so).

Jaffa cakes are cakes because that was also tried and tested in the court.

Cakes are zero-rated because they are food stuffs for VAT, that is unless you are selling them as supplies in the course of catering (as in from a restaurant) when they become standard rated.

Biscuits are confectionary, confectionary is not a food stuff and so it is standard rated for VAT.

Fancy running a pub – our client is renting one out . . . .

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$_86We are offering a fantastic opportunity to lease a totally free of tie country pub which has been massively refurbished and extended to create a welcoming traditional pub with all the amenities and facilities of a new build.

Located in a large village, near a large market town, and within a few minutes drive of the suburbs of York, this pub already benefits from local wet and dry trade, but also has the potential to become a very popular destination eating house. 

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