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DCA Q&A: HOW SHOULD WE SET A NEW COMPANY UP?

A client of ours wants us to go into business with him. He currently operates as a sole trader while our company is set up as a partnership agreement, with three partners involved. We’ve obviously discussed the opportunity at length between ourselves and it sounds like a great chance for us to grow our business. […]

RELIEF FOR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TAXES

Being the driving force of a smart economy, research and development is heavily encouraged in Irish business – so much so that there are tax incentives for conducting such activities.   Subject to certain conditions being met, Research & Development tax relief can return up to 25 per cent of a company’s qualifying expenditure either […]

HOW COUNTY AND CITY ENTERPRISE BOARDS CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS

County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) exist to provide support to new and existing small businesses in the commercial sphere, and it’s important to know how to go about getting this help when it’s needed.   There are three types of financial support offered by CEBs: Priming Grants, Business Expansion Grants, and Feasibility Grants. Priming […]

HOW ACCOUNTING CAN SAVE YOU CASH

With the first month of the year drawing to a close, businesses everywhere, as we know from our clients, are still looking at ways of cutting costs. Thankfully the numbers of redundancies has slowed down when compared to a last year and the year before as business owners seek new ways of trimming the monthly […]

NETWORKING’S A NUMBERS GAME

Many business owners dread this time of year – it’s the time of year that despite best laid plans, the year ahead can seem uncertain, especially if there’s less work to do than there was in the lead up to Christmas. However, while it may be a quiet time for day-to-day operations, this month provides […]

DEALING WITH INSOLVENCY

You may have noticed the National Competitiveness Council’s Annual Report was released earlier this week. In it, the Council said that the cost base has not fallen nearly enough in Ireland to return the country to a position of competitiveness. It offered suggestions and recommendations to help the Government boost competitiveness – however, most of […]

BUYER BEWARE

We’ve dealt with enough entrepreneurs over the years to know that going it alone is fraught with dangers. Setting up on your own, especially when business and consumer sentiment is so volatile, is very often a difficult choice to make.   However, there are ways to give yourself the best start possible. One such avenue […]

WHEN THE AUDITORS COME CALLING

Some business owners think that once a tax return is filed with the Revenue Commissioners their worries with tax are over for another year. In most cases that’s true, but if your business has been selected for a revenue audit, it’s critical that you’re prepared for a very thorough search of your accounts that could […]

THE ART OF NEGOTIATION

Lots of companies that we’ve come across are having trouble with cash flow – it’s understandable given that many SMEs have difficulty sourcing and accessing credit in what is becoming an increasingly challenging business environment. However, sticking your head in the sand and ignoring the endless calls from aggravated suppliers who are looking for payment […]

FIND FUNDING FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN 2012

Funding a business idea or sourcing finance for a business expansion can be a tricky path to negotiate. A squeeze on credit from financial institutions means that many businesses have been refused loans or overdraft extensions. If that road is closed off, finding an investor for your business is another alternative, but you need to […]