Monthly Archive: February 2017

Tips On Moving Premises

Top Tips

1. Draw up a preliminary budget. Costs may include acquiring and fitting out your new premises, upgrading equipment and vacating your existing premises (for example, repairs you may have to pay for under the terms of your lease). When drawing up the budget, bear in mind you may also incur expenses for redundancy, relocation, recruitment and time lost during the move.

2. Check there are no legal problems to stop you leaving your old premises or moving into the new ones. If your old lease overlaps with the new one, you may be eligible for relief on your business rates.

3. Work out a programme of things to do at least six months ahead of the moving date. Keeping your customers and employees informed and happy throughout the process will minimise the disruption to your business.

4. Consult all employees (and trade union representatives, if applicable) well in advance. Relocating without employees’ agreement could cause serious problems. Remember that relocation is not a sufficient reason for redundancy unless your new premises will be too far away for reasonable travel.

5. Dedicate at least one day in the month before the move to sort through old files and clutter. Hire a shredder or use a ‘secure disposal’ contractor to dispose of unwanted confidential papers.

6. Get quotes from reputable removal companies. When you have chosen a company confirm the number and type of crates needed for packing.

 

7. Notify customers and suppliers of your change of address well in advance. Order new stationery and amend all promotional material. Contact your telephone service provider to find out how you can move premises with minimum disruption — you may be able to keep your old number or pay for calls to be diverted.

8. Draw up a detailed floor plan for your new premises and decide where furniture, telephone and computer systems will go. Arrange for re-wiring at the new premises if necessary.

9. Make sure there is a business continuity plan in place so you can continue to operate after the move — it may take longer than you think to get everything running normally. Print a copy of your database to allow immediate access to important contact details.

10. Before the move, mark every item that you will be transporting with a colour-coded sticker to indicate where it will be positioned in your new premises and/or which member of staff it belongs to. To avoid confusion, make sure the colour coding is shown on your new floor plan.

Accountancy Services Can Be Of Great Help in Running Businesses

C&C Accountancy and Taxation Services
Accountants in Essex
88 North Street,
Hornchurch, Essex
RM11 1SR
UK
Phone: 01708 471442

 

Business Consulting – How It Can Help Your Business

 

 

Consultants are those people who have expertise in various fields that they can make available to businesses and others who are in need of advice. They are the people who give advice regarding the operating of a business and its management. A business needs many different aspects to be constantly looked into, whether it is technical, commercial or financial issues, and unless you are able to take care of all these aspects successfully, the business may not become profitable.

This is where accountancy services can come to the aid of businesses, whether they be small, medium sized or big and offer advice on all matters, because they will have on hand different experts who are experienced in different fields and will be able to take on your problems and find solutions for them. These firms have a sound and structured approach towards any business and this is what helps them to understand the particular situation of a business and come up with the required advice.

They will use objective tools to analyze the potential of the business and have a clear view of where the business is at present, its strengths and weaknesses that need to be helped along and further accentuated. They will have an outsider’s unbiased view, that owners or management may not be able to take, because of their proximity to the day to day problems they are up against.

You can also appoint business consulting accountancy servicesfirms when you need a specialized task to be accomplished, for which you may not have the staff, and which are one time affairs that do not justify the appointment of any one new. They make for a good backup team for existing managers, who can then rely on this additional help to sort out any problems. Consultants are of great help when you want to expand a business or need to increase operational efficiency. They will analyze your present working, the hurdles that they have and may even come up with out of the box thinking that can offer solutions that are practical and economical to put in place.

Good business consulting firms always work along with owners and management so that any decisions taken based on their advice are to the advantage of the business, help to increase operational efficiency and do not cause any financial burden on the organization. These firms must be able to help with all aspects of a business and must understand how any change they suggest affects a business commercially, technically and financially.