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Business startup

Congratulations! If you are looking to set up a new business you have come to the right place.

You know that today's business environment is fast moving, complex, and highly competitive. The hurdles you have to jump through are getting more and more difficult. Getting finance, meeting all the regulatory requirements, finding new business, employing staff, preparing accounts, dealing with the taxman… The list goes on and not only must you excel at what you do but you need to be finance, marketing, administrative and human resources expert too!

So where can you go for help on ALL these matters?

With over 20 years experience helping small businesses you have come to the right place.

As small business specialists we are pleased to provide all potential startups and those who have recently set up in business our FREE business startup kit here to download.

This is a fantastic download packed full of useful advice focused around the financial, tax and accounting issues surrounding the startup of your business and we are giving this away free with no strings attached!

But to experience the real benefit of Friend & Grant why not give us a call. Here are some of the great reasons why we believe you should contact us immediately:

  • A free demonstration of cloud based accounting package Xero or Kashflow or, alternatively, we can provide discounted Sage software (minimum 10% discount off RRP).
  • For business startups who sign up we also offer a FREE one hour book-keeping training session with one of our expert team and special discounted rates for all additional book-keeping training.
  • Special fixed fee packages for business registrations and company formations.

To get going all you have to do is call us on 01634-731390 and arrange a meeting with Andrew Grant or Mark Friend or go to the Contact us page and we will contact you. We offer a FREE initial consultation where we will discuss with you your needs in detail.

In addition to all the benefits detailed above we will provide you with a comprehensive fixed fee quote for all compliance services agreed in advance with an easy payment plan so you can spread your costs. Included within our comprehensive fixed fee quotes we include FREE telephone support and unlimited meetings subject to our fair use policy.

So if you want to improve your chances of success then you need to see an accountant who specialises in dealing with the affairs of small businesses and who is prepared to invest in your business from the start.

Please call us on 01634 731 390 and arrange a FREE initial consultation.


“ As a start up business, Friend and Grant have been extremely helpful to begin the business and advice throughout the year.  It has been refreshing to know I can pick up the phone when required to make sure all the accounting area of the business has run smoothly and nothing has been too much trouble.  All of the staff have been friendly, very professional and informative at all times.  Getting a good accountant that gets to know your business personally and works for you is so important and I have found them with Friend and Grant.”

Karen Maynard, Apex Education Training Ltd, Chatham, Kent.

"Starting out in business can be a very daunting prospect as you enter the world of tax and employment law, as well as having to learn to undertake roles required in business, book keeping, management, marketing and sales etc. This is where I believe Friend & Grant Ltd differ from other accountants.

Any accountant can balance your books and submit your accounts however Friend and Grant do much more than that. Over the past 13 years Mark and his staff have helped me expand my simple service company into multiple Limited Companies selling internationally, employing a range of staff and owning our own property."

Mark Devaney, Effective Web Solutions, Rochester, Kent


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