HL&W are based in Basingstoke just like you, and it’s our mission to look after small businesses in Basingstoke. Why? Well, we’re one too.
More than taxes and payroll...
Getting a handle on your finances can be one of the trickiest challenges for small businesses. It’s why accountants exist. HL&W are experienced accountants and can help in many areas of a small business, not just taxes and payroll. We help small businesses throughout Basingstoke with business plans, loan applications, tax investigations and much more. We think having a good accountant onside is essential for small businesses to succeed. We know that small-business owners can be incredibly cost conscious and hiring an accountant can seem like an unnecessary expense, but if they do their job well as we do, it should end up saving you far more time, money and hassle then it costs. Heard enough?
Not all accountants are equal
Not all accountants are created equal, however. We’d always recommend you go with an accountant that suits your business and suits your needs. Some larger companies specialise in serving other large companies, small firms such as ourselves specialise in small businesses and contractors. The differences in how to approach accountancy are stark so it’s always worth going with a specialist. You want someone on your team who really understands your situation and how you can best move forward.
Why HL&W Are Great for Small Businesses
We understand what it’s like to work in a small business and what it takes to succeed. Everyone needs to be singing from the same hymn sheet and working together towards the common goal. Your accountant shouldn’t just be someone you email from time to time and nags you about tax deadlines, they should be working with you and becoming an essential and valuable part of your business. As we’ll both be in Basingstoke, we can be face to face with you when you need it. Does your accountant offer that?
The basics need to be covered, of course, and HL&W can take care of your annual accounts, payroll and preparing ahead of time for financial year end and self-assessment deadlines. Letting the experts look after these tasks will save you time and money and reduce your tax liability. For more information on how you can be most tax efficient, check out our previous blog: the optimum salary and dividends for small businesses in 2018/19.
We drive business growth
At HL&W we love building strong relationships with our clients. This is an essential part of how we work and enables us to exceed expectations. Beyond the basics, we want to drive growth for your business and help you prepare for the future which we know is incredibly difficult. That’s why we have an in-house financial planner who will help maximise gains on any funds. It’s also why we’re already well ahead of the game in planning for HMRC’s new ‘Making Tax Digital’ deadline. It’s this approach that means our small business clients don’t have to worry about their finances at all, they trust us completely and can concentrate their efforts solely on their business.
Based in Basingstoke
As a small business ourselves, we understand how important it is to support other small businesses and the local community. We love working with local business around Basingstoke and Hampshire, it’s our passion and it’s what we’re good at. So, if you’re local to Basingstoke, get in touch and let us see how we can help you.
Our office is located at Devonshire House, Aviary Court, Wade Road, Basingstoke RG24 8PE.
You can call us Mon-Fri 9am-5pm on 01256 830701 to arrange a free chat. If you’d prefer to email, we’re at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hiring the right accountant is a crucial decision for small businesses, they have the power to transform your business. It’s not a decision that should be rushed, and you should pick someone who understands your business and knows how to get the best out of it. If you want a long-term partner who can add real value to your business and allow you to concentrate on what you’re best at, then let’s have a chat. HL&W might suit you down to the ground.