Small business unit
Most people who start up in business do so because they have a good business proposition and the enterprise and commitment to see it through. Running your own business, however, is about much more than that.
At the outset it is essential to have a sound and realistic business plan including detailed calculations of your financial requirements, particularly in the early years before you have an established reputation, and to form a good relationship with your finance provider.
You also need to be aware of and ensure your business complies with the relevant legal, accounting and taxation requirements.
At Rickard Luckin, we work in partnership with our clients, taking time to understand their aims, ideas and plans so that we can best help achieve them. As you begin your new business venture, we will help you put the right structure in place from the start, so you can get on with growing your business in the knowledge that you have a robust, future-proofed strategy that will ensure your growth is sustainable.
Throughout all the changes, Rickard Luckin – who have been our accountants since 1984 – have provided valuable advice. As well as taking care of the annual accounts and audit, Rickard Luckin provides advice on a wide range of matters.
If there is something new, such as investment opportunities for the business or changes to the rules, Rickard Luckin is likely to arrange a seminar on the subject.
We have attended joint seminars with our bank and Rickard Luckin which are aimed at improving the profitability of small businesses. Such events are really helpful, they provide good networking opportunities and promote efficiency. We have been through tough times and it helps to realise we are not the only ones.
They are efficient at what they do, and I have complete peace of mind that I am being given the right amount of tax to pay.
I can ring any time, and the team will do their best to give me the right answer. It is excellent that a small firm like us has the opportunity to work with a large firm like Rickard Luckin, as they don’t cherry pick their clients. Even though we are small fry, we receive an excellent service, comparable to that provided to their larger clients.
As Rickard Luckin is so efficient and approachable, and not too expensive, I recommend them to my clients if they are not happy with their current accountancy firm.
If they don’t know the answer to a question I ask, they will immediately work towards finding the answer and get back to me quickly. They are a big firm in Essex and are highly respected. We have no doubts at all about them.