Get your business off to the right start

It takes real passion and drive to get a fledgling start-up business off the ground.

And we put the same soul and passion into helping you make a success of your new company – those core values are the lifeblood of our business.

We’re outcome-focused. This means that when you work with us, you get what you want out of life and business. That’s our aim and promise to you.

We'll start by helping you to lay the foundations of a well-run, financially sound, business.

We'll help you create the systems and processes that define every important aspect of your operations – giving your customers the assurance that your business will deliver as promised.

Start your new business – how ad+ can help

There’s a lot to think about when you first get your new start-up off the ground. And being prepared is a big part of dealing with the upcoming challenges.

If you are thinking about starting a business we strongly recommend you read the free guide available from the ICAS web site. It's an excellent, easy read that sets you up with a great understanding of the road ahead.

ad+ help you every step of the way as you begin your start-up journey.



Starting a business involves so many issues, including bookkeeping, tax, banking, insurance, payroll, setting prices and getting paid.

So it’s vital to have expert support and advice to help you deal with each element and get the whole machinery of the business in place.

ad+ guide you through the set-up process with practical advice based on our experience of helping local business owners over the past 25 years.


No matter how brilliant your business idea, the core of your start-up decisions will depend on the finance calculations you make.

You need a business model that can deliver a viable and profitable commercial operation – and a plan that shows how this will function.

ad+ has extensive experience of producing costing templates, budgets, and cash-flow forecasts to help you manage those financial elements.


Without the necessary investment, you don’t have the capital to get your big idea off the ground. So finding investors is vital.

Investors can get tax relief on their investment, and ad+ can help you confirm if your start-up qualifies – it’s a big incentive for many investors.

ad+ also help you prepare your Investor Ready Financial Proposal – an essential document to have in place if you are hoping to attract investment



Start-ups are a big driver of the UK economy – and the Government has a variety of grants and schemes to promote enterprise.

Grants are available from various bodies and can be an invaluable cash resource when you are just starting out on your business journey.

ad+ help you to link in with the right grant networks and then help you to prepare your grant application and the required financial data.


Banks do want to lend, but only to businesses that meet their requirements and will deliver a meaningful return on their investment.

This means you have to convince the bank manager that your operation will become a viable, profitable and worthwhile business.

ad+ introduce you to the main banks and financiers. We’ll help you make local connections and help you with the negotiations.


Setting up the right business structure is a critical decision, whether you opt for sole trader, limited company, partnership or LLP. We can work with you to find the structure that is most appropriate for your start-up and will deliver the most tax-efficient end profits. ad+ also prepare all of the required Companies House documentation and register you with HMRC for tax, VAT and PAYE.

Growing your business – how ad+ can help

Once you are trading, ad+ take care of the time-consuming aspects of running the business.

The day-to-day elements will include weekly/monthly bookkeeping, accounts preparation (annual accounts for tax, and quarterly management accounts), payroll (including Auto Enrolment), VAT, self-assessment tax returns for you and your business.

You'll soon find that running a business, even a successful one, involves juggling a seemingly impossible workload. ad+ help you stay on track and meet your business and personal goals with our one-to-one monthly coaching programme.

With the right financial management, you will soon have a profitable business. ad+ will help you maximise your initial profits by suggesting sensible, effective ways to pay less tax.

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