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Why choose an MBO over a trade sale?

There are numerous benefits of an MBO process over that of a trade sale for both the management team and the vendor. From the management team’s perspective, they get rid of the uncertainty that new ownership will bring whilst also … Continue reading

September 2014 top tweets

INFOGRAPHIC: Why #Manchester is a great place for businesses to thrive… http://t.co/IHPS1O05NC pic.twitter.com/RGitnAUSDx — Sedulo (@sedulogroup) October 16, 2014 Auto enrolment – why you should seek advice. @sedulogroup makes it easier for us to choose. http://t.co/GAoapC8yQA — unbiased.co.uk (@unbiaseduk) September … Continue reading

How to register a company in the UK

For those overseas companies wishing to register a UK establishment there are certain procedures it will need to follow. Under the Overseas Companies Regulations 2009 an international company who has set up a UK establishment must register the establishment and … Continue reading

September 2014 Successes

Our highlights from September are: We welcomed a number of new clients from industries such as recruitment, engineering, digital marketing and gaming. We were delighted to begin work with 3 new local charities. We were also delighted to welcome a … Continue reading

What conditions need to be met for SEIS?

Many of the qualifying conditions for Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) apply equally to the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), but because this is aimed at much smaller start up companies there are some important differences as detailed below. The qualifying … Continue reading

When should you start a pension?

Ideally, you should start making contributions to a pension as early as possible. Personal Pension plan benefits are on what is called a money purchase basis. That is, the eventual benefits will depend on how big your pot is and … Continue reading

What is auto enrolment postponement and what does it do?

An employer can choose to postpone automatic enrolment for up to three months for some or all of their staff (and for different time periods and for different staff if required). Essentially, postponement is the postponement of the assessment of … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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

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

What are my auto enrolment 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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