When you’re running a small business you will have to keep a lot of plates spinning. You don’t just have managerial responsibility for your staff, you’re also in executive control, making decisions about the future direction of the business, and ensuring you are compliant with legal, and health and safety regulations.
It’s too big a job for one person, especially when you really need to be putting your focus into the practicalities of running this unique business you have set up. Fortunately, there are many professionals who exist to provide the support you need to ensure your business doesn’t run into an unexpected pothole.
It’s important to be aware of legal matters as they affect your business. Making sure you are compliant with the law, even laws you may not be aware of such as relatively new legislation relating to the gender pay gap, is important. It’s also advantageous to be ready for new laws even if they haven’t come into force yet, meaning you can begin to prepare your business to, for example, meet new health and safety standards before you’d actually be penalised for not doing so.
Finding the right business solicitors for you. You need a firm who understands the issues that affect your industry, and are also within your price range. Online lawyers are a relatively new development that allow you to pay only for the service you need, so if you need a simple contract reviewed you only pay for that rather than a full hour or more in a lawyer’s office.
A business lawyer can advise on legal compliance for your business, make sure your contracts are rock solid and get you exactly what you need without exposing you to risk and help to defuse threats of legal action against you should they come up.
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It’s also important to make sure you consult an account. While it’s possible to navigate the complexities of the tax system alone and not be penalised, the help of a professional trained in the system is invaluable. Making sure you are paying the correct amount of tax is a complicated business, affected by the sector your business is in, your number of employees, your earning and many more factors.
An accountant can not only take the stress out of the paperwork, but can also where you are paying too much tax, and make sure you don’t!