We get it. You want to concentrate on your business or contract gig and the admin side of business finance doesn’t float your boat. It’s easy to just tick along with your accountant and forget about things until the worst happens.
Did you know…
A recent survey conducted by The Sleeter Group showed that 72% of small business owners changed their accountant because they ‘did not give proactive advice, only reactive service.’
We’ve been around long enough to hear some horror stories. The reality is, many accountants take on too many clients and hope a good chunk of them will never take up too much time. Not us. At HL&W we ensure the ratio of customer to accountant means we give the attention you deserve.
If any of these statements are a reality for you, maybe you’re giving your accountant an easy ride:
• Face to face time happens once a year, if I’m lucky
• I only hear from my accountant if I ask a question, and then it’s brief
• I’m not sure what my monthly fee is actually paying for
• Now tax has gone digital, I see no benefit in keeping my accountant
• A lot of things are done last minute, my accounting firm are always too busy
It's time to reflect
We believe every business deserves the best, offering face-to-face time with our clients is standard as we strongly believe that it’s important for business growth. It gives you as a business owner the opportunity to bring up any concerns or queries you may have as well as the ability to discuss things in more detail. We provide you with advice from over 10 years of experience to ensure that you are on the right track when it comes to your accounts. Being based in Hampshire just like our clients, it’s easy to arrange face-to-face meetings. Not having to worry about travel times allows us to be flexible and schedule slots in with short notice.
We are super pro-active when it comes to arranging meetings with our clients and are always on the other end of the phone to answer any day to day questions you may have relating to your accounts and tax affairs. Availability is key when it comes to your accountant which is why at HL&W, we take arranging meetings and returning calls/emails very seriously.
A business owners' worst nightmare is receiving that surprise bill. HL&W only offer fixed pricing for services that all come with unlimited support and includes services your business needs to thrive. Whether you’re a small business owner or contractor, fixed pricing will allow you to budget accordingly and worry free.
To become a sector leading business, your accountant needs to be examining your competitors and reporting back to you on factors like the following:
- Staffing costs and turnover
- Production costs and overheads
- Market reach
- Sales volume
With this information at your disposal and additional help from your accountant, we can identify opportunities such as where you can cut costs and find market gaps in your sales strategy. At HL&W we get to know your competitors as much as we get to know you. This helps us to identify where your business sits within the market to find areas your business can exceed in.
Going the extra mile because we care
We don’t just cover the basics at HL&W, we understand what it’s like to work in a small business. Your accountant shouldn’t be someone that you get an email from once a month, we can be face-to-face when you need it and that’s why our service can really benefit small businesses and contractors in Hampshire.
If you are interested in seeing how HL&W could help grow your business, then contact us today.