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Business Start Up Accountancy Advice

Launching a new enterprise can be a risky business without the right advice from the start, we provide you with a special package for new businesses which includes:-

  • A small business start up kit
  • Advice on accounting records you need to keep
  • Advice on how to write up your books
  • Advice on choosing your accounting date
  • Advice on preparing your business plan

We can benefit you in the early years by offering:-

  • Free helpsheets covering a wide variety of topics
  • Fixed fees
  • Timely service
  • Personal attention
  • Free tax healthcheck
  • Telephone support
  • Plain English
  • Profit improvement strategies

For a free NO OBLIGATION consultation... please complete our enquiry form.

Business Start Up Help Sheets

Starting up a business can prove to be an absolute minefield of legislation and it is all too easy to become weighed down by the formalities rather than concentrating on getting the business up and running.  With this in mind we have developed a series of help sheets based on questions clients frequently ask and a few of these are detailed below. 

  • An Introduction to Running your Own Business
  • Should you Form a Limited Company
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Preparing your Business Plan
  • Employed or Self-Employed ?
  • How Long Should you Keep Your Books and Records
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Employee Share Schemes
  • The Law and Directors responsibilities
  • An Introduction to Corporation Tax
  • Company Car Tax
  • Personal Service Companies
  • How to increase your Profit
  • How to Present a Request for Finance to your Bank
  • An Introduction to PAYE
  • An Introduction to VAT
  • An Introduction to Self-Assessment
  • Tax Aspects of your Home

These are only a small sample of the Help Sheets we have on offer and if any of the above are of interest please complete the contact form and we will be happy to send you the selected sheets either by email or post. Alternatively, should you require information on a different topic, please include a brief description of the subject matter and we will do our best to assist you.

Kindly also complete the contact form if you are interested in receiving a FREE copy of our Step by Step Guide to Starting Up in Business, which is a comprehensive easy to follow guide invaluable to anyone thinking of going down this road.

Click here to request our Help Sheet(s)


  • "After many years working in an independent opticians, Victoria and I thought it was time to venture out and consider opening our own opticians practice.
    We had never previously run our own business, and wanted to look for some professional and impartial advice. After speaking with other opticians, we were advised to speak with Desirie from Morris & Co.
    What can we say! From our first tentative telephone call to Desirie, to find out how we might set up a new business, all the way through to purchasing our practice, and finally opening the doors to customers, Desirie has been an inspiration. She gave us excellent advice on how to negotiate at each stage of our purchase, helped us to draw up a realistic business strategy and always kept our feet firmly on the floor.
    Since we began trading in December 2012, we have had frequent contact with Desirie and the team. We would not hesitate to recommend Desirie and Morris & Co as your future accountants, they have given us a great start to our new business, and are always keen to make sure we stay on the right pathway to success”
    Keith and Victoria Williams run Taylors Opticians in Frodsham
  • "Over a number of years Morris & Co have provided me with sound financial and business advice. Their in depth knowledge of my particular sector has proved invaluable and they explain my accounts in a way that is easy to understand. All my questions are answered promptly and efficiently and I really appreciate their level of expertise."
    David Evans, R T Booth & Co Ltd
  • "In addition to providing management and year end accounts, Morris & Co have assisted me with and prepared business plans and cash flow forecasts... to help me make vital business decisions."
    Dave Lawson, Cardiff
  • "We have found them efficient and user friendly, and have made a big saving in our accountancy and bookkeeping costs. I can unreservedly recommend the arrangement to my fellow franchisees."
    Colin Donald, Slough
  • "I am delighted with the service I have received from Morris & Co. As BFA Affiliate's I have confidence in their level of knowledge and expertise. As a result I am free to concentrate on building my business with their help and advice."
    Simon Wise, Driver Hire London North
  • "At first I was somewhat reluctant... I have been able to establish a mutual trust and experienced a professional and thorough service."
    Kevin Morrissey, Sheffield
  • "When appointing an accountant it was very important to me to select someone who was not only knowledgeable but friendly and approachable. I have always received proactive, professional advice and I know that the specialist advice I require to run my business is only ever a phone call away. A VAT full cost and apportionment calculation was recently undertaken for my company. As a result of this, my percentages have reduced, thereby saving me additional money."
    Ian McGarvey