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What does a set of financial projections look like?

A set of financial projections usually consists of three key statements; these being the profit and loss account, cash flow and balance sheet. Each of these is usually broken down into monthly segments to plot trends and spot areas of … Continue reading

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Surge in demand for funding assignments

It is proving a busy time for the CF team with 14 live funding projects of various magnitude and across a selection of industries. This surge in demand has led us to explore a number of avenues to get these … Continue reading

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Single & double option agreements with shareholder protection

What is a Double Option Agreement? This is a legally binding agreement where the spouse has “option” to force remaining shareholders to buy the shares, and the remaining shareholders have “option” to force spouse to sell the shares. The transaction … Continue reading

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The new face of La Vida Business

In August, our managing director, Paul Cheetham-Karcz, was unveiled as the new face of the business section in fashion and lifestyle magazine, La Vida. Since the launch of the magazine in July 2012, La Vida has spread to circulate around … Continue reading

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Where can I source seed funding?

There are a few avenues to explore when funding a new project or start-up venture including some traditional and some not so traditional routes… Self-funded Often the founders of a business will drip feed cash themselves into their venture for … Continue reading

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August 2014 Successes

Our highlights from August are: We signed a number of new clients, including a bar, one from the online gaming sector and one for personal tax. We also welcomed a new client to the fold in the form of one … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC – How the Greater Manchester Loan Fund is helping businesses grow

We came across this nice infographic from the Greater Manchester Loan Fund today on Twitter on how they are helping businesses in the area grow, and thought we would share it on our site If you would like more information … Continue reading

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August 2014 top tweets

#LurkingAshley Great turnout for our board meeting today @sedulogroup @TheRealAC3 pic.twitter.com/1VjuZ9WNWO — Paul Cheetham-Karcz (@PaulCKSedulo) August 5, 2014 Congrats to our 1st #AdviseroftheWeek Paul Lindfield @sedulogroup for his article about business connections (you can see it on our website) — … Continue reading

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POLL – Would Scottish independence be bad for your business?

With the ‘Yes’ vote gaining in momentum, the chance of Scottish independence is becoming a very real possibility. With that in mind, we want to know will the potential devolution of Scotland affect your business? Have your say…

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How to identify a company for an acquisition

A company looking to acquire another company will spot an opportunity from within its own sector as word gets around of a vendors desire to sell. However, when there are no obvious targets to approach, desktop research may be required … Continue reading

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Paul Lindfield named Unbiased’s Adviser of the Week

Congratulations to our Director of Wealth Management, Paul Lindfield on being named as Unbiased’s Adviser of the Week Unbiased are the number 1 professional advice portal in the UK, designed to help consumers find qualified advisers to help with any … Continue reading

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How does key person cover work in practice?

A typical solution for a limited company would be: Policy taken out by the company insuring the life of another individual within the business Company is the policy owner Key person is the life assured (insured person) Company pays the … Continue reading

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How do I identify potential buyers for my business?

Once getting out of a business has been decided on as a valid option, most business owners struggle with knowing where to turn for potential buyers. This stage will probably run alongside the stages above in working towards a list … Continue reading

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Semi-Senior Accountant | Vacancy

Fancy joining our team? We’re currently hiring!

We’re on the lookout for a for a part ACCA qualified Client Account Manager who enjoys working hard and playing hard. You must have experience of Sage Line 50 and other online… Continue reading

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Sedulo strengthen global relations

Over the past couple of months, we have dedicated a lot of time and efforts into strengthening relationships with our partners around the world to send our company and the services we offer global. In an increasingly connected world, it’s … Continue reading

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What are my employer duties for each type of worker?

Your employer duties will vary and depend on each category of worker. We’ve covered before how to identify each type of worker based on age and earnings, and the table below highlights what these duties entail… Category of Worker Employer … Continue reading

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Why would HMRC ask about my income?

We have had a long period where HMRC have been quite inactive in terms of opening and conducting tax enquiries but we already know that this is changing. The number of enquiries being opened is on the increase and HMRC … Continue reading

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What are the different methods of shareholder protection?

  Company buyback method Whereby the company repurchases the shares from the deceased shareholders. The company insures each shareholder and benefits from the claim proceeds on death or diagnosis of a serious illness. Once the company has repurchased the shares … Continue reading

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July 2014 top tweets

We had a visitor today, Rocco came in to meet the office! pic.twitter.com/nxnlsHHRW7 — Sedulo (@sedulogroup) July 1, 2014 Chap raises over $40,000 on Kickstarter to make a potato salad. Good work Internet, good work… http://t.co/VYOqs6QOlm — Sedulo (@sedulogroup) July … Continue reading

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July 2014 Successes

Our highlights from July are: We agreed a £260,000 overdraft for a property development company. We arranged an £800,000 asset refinance agreement for a company in the printing industry. We agreed a £750,000 sales finance facility for another company in … Continue reading

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Do you qualify for EIS?

In order to qualify for EIS, there are a number of conditions both the company and investor must meet: The qualifying company The company must be an unquoted company and there must be no arrangements in existence for it to … Continue reading

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If you’ve used a tax avoidance scheme, HMRC are on to you

HMRC have today issued a 66 page guidance note on “Accelerated Payments”, this is the method by which HMRC expect to collect £7.1 Billion of unpaid disputed taxes. These taxes in the main relate to what are widely described in … Continue reading

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How does key person protection work in a partnership?

A partnership is not a legal entity but one or more of the partners can apply for a policy on the life of the key person. The policy can be written into the key person Partnership trust if required. The … Continue reading

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Do you need to include income that is already taxed on your tax return?

A question we hear fairly regularly and the answer is yes. If you are sent a tax return to complete then you must enter details of all income received no matter how trivial or whether it is taxed before you … Continue reading

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What is “Qualifying R&D”?

Qualifying R&D is any project that seeks to advance science or technology in relation to your trade. Specifically, this will include such things as: Experimental or theoretical work designed to increase knowledge Development of new products, processes or services Design … Continue reading

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How to fund a potato salad | Part 2

Those who read our post yesterday will be aware of the journey of a gentleman from Ohio called Zack Brown who is raising money through crowd funding to make a potato salad. At the time of writing yesterday’s post, the … Continue reading

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How to fund a potato salad | Part 1

Anyone who knows us knows that there’s nothing we love more than someone with a bit of an entrepreneurial knack and the ability to see the potential in even the most simple of things. It was only last year we … Continue reading

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How much can I borrow under EFG?

Borrowers can access funding between £1k and £1.2m over terms ranging from 3 months right up to 10 years. Many lenders will offer the chance of a capital repayment holiday to further aid cash flow. What are the costs of … Continue reading

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Which employees need to be auto-enrolled into a pension?

You will need to assess your workforce initially on your staging date, and at every pay reference period which is at each monthly or weekly payroll run, and when a worker reaches any pivotal age of 16, 22, and state … Continue reading

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Will a factoring provider fund against all of my debtors?

Generally most debts in your business will be able to be funded against although some exceptions do exist. Unincorporated customers will tend to be backed although individuals (‘Joe public’) are unlikely to be funded against. The concentration of the debtor … Continue reading

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