PUBLISHED: 09:48 09 May 2019 Ben Jolley Fenland Business Awards 2018 winner of Small Business of the Year Swann Edwards Architecture Limited Archant Here's why you should enter our Small Business of the Year category, according to Russell Swann, director of Swann Edwards Architecture Ltd, who won the award last year. - What has happened at Swann Edwards Architecture Ltd since winning the Small Business of the Year Award in 2018?Swann Edwards have continued to expand as a group and have employed 3 additional members of the team. We have a number of exciting new projects to add to our expanding portfolio- What have been the company's main challenges in 2018/19?We have expanded rapidly with significant investment, the biggest challenge has been to consolidate what we have whilst also trying to push forwards as a business.- What has been your biggest success in 2018/19?We have gone through an internal re-structure of the company which is allowing us to manage … [Read more...] about Q&A with last year’s small business award winner
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Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Community Calendar Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases 2,200 companies could benefit from proposed small business tax break Posted: Monday, April 8, 2019 10:41 PM EDTUpdated: Monday, April 8, 2019 10:41 PM EDTBy Nestor [email protected] A bill to provide tax breaks for small businesses drew mostly positive testimony during a public hearing Tuesday. The measure by Sen. Regine Biscoe Lee would exempt companies who gross between $50,000 and $250,000 a year, from paying 2 percent of the 5 percent business privilege tax. Department of Revenue and Taxation Director Dafne Shimizu explains that it would save them about $1,000 a year. NEWS HEADLINESMore>>Church to sell Hotel Accion for $5.4MChurch to sell Hotel … [Read more...] about 2,200 companies could benefit from proposed small business tax break
BEING your own boss sounds great, but running a small company comes with plenty of headaches – everything from handling cashflow to hiring staff and staying on top of new rules and regulations. TV property queen and entrepreneur Sarah Beeny and accounting guru Bobby Lane have been touring Britain as part of a campaign by accounting software experts QuickBooks to help small business owners prepare for the launch of the Government’s new Making Tax Digital initiative. We took the opportunity to get their input on the most popular questions from The Sun’s army of small business owners…Q1. My business needs more cash so I’m thinking of putting up some of my house as security on a loan. Am I doing the right thing? Keith, 37, a gardener in Essex Sarah: It’s all about risk management and you should never risk something you’re not prepared to lose. Personally, I would never put my house up. I’m quite compartmentalised about my own money and the … [Read more...] about Entrepreneur Sarah Beeny and accountancy guru Bobby Lane have been touring the UK talking to small businesses about making tax digital.
Excluding a few exceptions, most business owners want to make as much money as possible. The priority is obviously to keep the business afloat and to pay your employees. After all, without them, there’s no business to run! In basic terms, the next stage is to sell as much of your product or service as possible, but after that, it’s all about reducing costs and increasing the bottom line to enable growth while still maintaining a high quality of service. Even costs which appear to be fixed may be negotiable, and it never hurts to ask. If you’re a small business owner and are looking to improve profitability here are 5 simple ways to reduce your outgoings today. Don’t Accept the Renewal Deal for Any Services You’re a busy person, so it’s perfectly understandable that you’d be tempted to accept simply agree to a renewal offer from your ongoing service providers and contracts. However, you will find that it doesn’t take all that much … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Save Money
In her 35 years running a small business, Maria Kirk dealt with only one company that made her physically ill: fuel-card provider FleetCor Technologies Inc. and the thousands of dollars in fees it charged.“Many companies try to nickel-and-dime you, but this can’t even compare,’’ said Kirk, the owner of an ice-delivery firm in Orlando, Florida. She said her health deteriorated in the years it took to resolve the dispute. “It felt like: ‘Let’s wear everybody down and see how much money we can glean from those that stop fighting back.’’’Kirk and other small-business owners signed up for FleetCor’s fuel cards hoping to organize their spending and save money at the pump. But the cards came with more than a dozen fees, including an account administration charge (10 cents a gallon or $2 per transaction), $50 to pay bills by wire, $3.50 per billing cycle if the cards aren’t used, and, for some, a surcharge if gasoline … [Read more...] about CEO Made $357 Million From Small Businesses, $3.50 at a Time