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Launching Your Business With Confidence

Starting a business is an exciting journey, but it can also be daunting. At Jones Harris, we have decades of experience helping our clients launch successful new ventures. Whether you’re a first-time entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, an initial discussion with one of our directors can be incredibly valuable.

Navigating the Maze of Business Decisions

For first-time business owners, the array of decisions to be made can seem overwhelming. Each choice you make can significantly impact the future of your enterprise, making it crucial to seek the best advice possible. With over 50 years of award-winning experience, Jones Harris is well-equipped to guide you through this process, ensuring you make informed decisions every step of the way.

Starting Up: Making the Right Decisions

When starting your new venture, it’s essential to set off in the right direction, well-prepared and with a sound strategy. We can help you understand key aspects such as:

  • Preparing a Practical Business Plan: Learn the importance of a business plan and how to create one.
  • Choosing the Right Business Structure: Determine whether to operate as a sole trader, partnership, limited company, etc.
  • Navigating the Company Registration Process: Understand the steps involved in registering your business.
  • Understanding Statutory Legal Obligations: Stay on top of tax deadlines, payments, workplace pensions, and more.
  • Handling Company Secretarial Issues: Manage formal paperwork, registered offices, and other administrative tasks.
  • Assessing Business Banking Needs: Determine if and what type of banking support you require.
  • Dealing with HMRC Efficiently: Learn how to interact effectively with HMRC.
  • Maintaining Proper Records: Know what records are necessary to keep.
  • Grasping Basic Accounting Principles: Understand eligible expenses and other fundamental accounting concepts.
  • Adopting a Tax-Efficient Approach to Vehicle Ownership: Discover the most tax-efficient ways to handle business vehicles.
  • Leveraging Special Allowances: Find out if you can benefit from special allowances like the Patent Box.
  • Seeking Appropriate Finance for Growth: Know how and when to seek funding for business expansion.
  • Monitoring Company Performance: Learn how to track your company’s performance and keep it on course.

Preparing for Success

Beyond getting the basics right, we excel at evaluating your plans, testing ideas, and supporting you in developing a viable growth strategy. From Jones Harris, you can expect:

  • Clear Advice: Receive straightforward guidance on crucial issues and processes.
  • Proactive Profitability Tips: Get advice on cost-saving opportunities and tax strategies.
  • Vital Data Access: Easily access critical data such as cash flow, sales, and expenses.
  • Statutory Deadline Management: Ensure timely submissions and compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Networking Support: Benefit from free business introductions and networking opportunities.
  • Use of Facilities: Enjoy free use of our meeting and training rooms.
  • Ongoing Business Support: Receive continuous support as your business grows and evolves.
  • Expert Signposting: Get recommendations to other reliable sources of expertise, including finance, legal, and marketing.
  • Cloud Accounting Software: Access your data online anytime with our cloud accounting solutions.
  • Outsourcing Opportunities: Free up your time by outsourcing routine accounting functions.


Starting a business is a significant undertaking, but with the right guidance and support, it can be a smooth and rewarding process. At Jones Harris, our extensive experience and commitment to client success make us the perfect partner for your entrepreneurial journey. Contact us today to begin your path to a successful business launch.