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From Idea to Start-Up: A Lending Hand

July 2021

Going from the creative stage to the nitty-gritty details of registering your start-up business, managing finances, tax, bookkeeping – and everything else that comes with running a business – can be a daunting leap. We are here to guide you through all of these intricacies, and assure you that you have an experienced helping hand, meaning that you can focus on the important things.

Start-Up Assistance from Accountants

Got an amazing business idea?

Growing with you and your start-up business is what we thrive on! We want to help you to get on with what you do best, all whilst providing you with the business and tax advice you need to succeed.

Sole Trader, Limited Company or Partnership?

It can be confusing as to what kind of company you need to register your start-up as. It is essential that you are set up with the relevant structure, that is to say, a limited company, a sole trader, or a partnership.

We review your business vision, potential earnings, any sources of income, and advise what structure is best for you.


Often, businesses can miss small receipts and invoices which can unfortunately result in overpaying tax or even lead to penalties.

We can offer you a full bookkeeping service, ensuring you are compliant and that you are always paying as little tax as possible.

Company Formations

Here at Aston Shaw, we can help you establish whether you ought to work as a sole trader, a limited company, or a partnership. We then do all the hard work of the company formation process, filling out and submitting the relevant documents to Companies House.


As your business grows and your incomes increase, you will need to start paying VAT. We can help you decide the best method of paying VAT for your organisation.

Personal Tax

If you are a sole trader or a director of a company, you are required to submit a Self-Assessment Tax Return every year.

Choosing Aston Shaw to help with your self-assessment tax returns means that that your tax returns will always be submitted on time and are paid by the deadlines, ensuring you are paying minimum tax and avoiding penalties.

Hiring Employees

As your business begins to grow, you may begin to recruit employees; this generates the necessity of setting up payroll. Payroll administration can become time consuming, as you will need to administer PAYE, National Insurance, and statutory sick pay. These are all services we can offer to you, giving you back valuable time to focus on your business.

Growing With You & Your Start-Up Business

You aren’t just another brick in the wall. We love getting to know our clients and their organisations! We always take the time to understand your unique business venture and your needs to give you a bespoke service tailored to your requirements.

To find out more about how we can assist your Start-Up, or simply have any questions, get in touch with us. Your company’s success is paramount to us.

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