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Ambitious Startups

Starting a business can be one of the most exciting yet challenging times of your life. Friend & Grant have almost 30 years of experience as startup accountants and are perfectly placed to support new and growing businesses.  After all, we started our company in 1992 and never looked back!

Business Accountants for Ambitious Startups

We understand that every business is unique; that’s why we tailor our services to meet the needs of your business. We will work with you to understand your business needs and personal goals, which will help us finely tune the services you’ll need.

There are a few things that you can expect from us as startup business accountants.

  • Your own dedicated accounts manager. An accounts manager will be there for you throughout your entire business journey to help you through the highs and lows of building a business.
  • Constant contact. You can request meetings, telephone calls or Zoom calls whenever you have a worry or concern that you’d like to discuss. We include telephone support as standard in our fees.

We’ll advise you on how to reduce your tax burden and ensure that you pay the legal minimum.

Cloud Accounting Specialists for Startups and SMEs

Starting a new business and dealing with accounting and bookkeeping for the first time can be daunting enough, you need startup accountants that can make the journey run as smoothly as possible. Friend & Grant are cloud accounting specialists and experts in Xero, Quickbooks and Sage. We can advise you on the best cloud accounting software for your business and help you to get set up. We even provide training and ongoing support to suit your needs.

Contact us today for a free consultation to assess your business needs. You can also download our Free Business Startup Guide.

Apex Education Training A Case Study
Karen Maynard Dartford

4 ½ years ago, Karen Maynard started her company Apex Education Training; she wanted an accountant that she could trust and work with her from the beginning.  She found Friend & Grant on a Google search and met with Mark.  As Apex Education Training was a start-up business, Friend & Grant helped establish the right legal structure and got all of the accounting systems & processes in place. Karen was very pleased to get this help right at the beginning.

Karen says “I’m an organised person & I’m good at knowing what is happening in my business. I’m naturally curious and I want to know how everything works. But I know my limitations when it comes to accountancy!”

“When you start a business there’s so much to think about and whilst I knew my company, I was aware that I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I relied on Mark to point me in the right direction, challenge me, help me and stop me doing something illegal or that would cost me a lot of money.”

“Mark has been alongside since Apex Education Training incorporated and with his accounting advice, help and support, it’s gone from strength to strength. The back-up team at Friend & Grant are great too – always ready to help when I have a question.”

“As my company continues to expand and develop, I’ll be working even closer with Mark to identify more improvements that I can make so my business continually improves, generates more income and pays less tax!”

Andrew Lawrence
Riverside Underwriting Ltd Maidstone

“I can’t remember exactly how I came across Friend & Grant, but I’m glad I did. I needed some urgent tax advice as I was exiting a company. Jan the tax partner, was just brilliant.”

“So when it was time to venture out on my own, Friend & Grant seemed the obvious solution to my accountancy needs. I started working with Andrew and Questor Insurance was set up in 2007. On our first day we sold 10 policies and I’m proud to say that we have sold at least one policy every day since 4 August 2007.”

“We’ve moved premises, now have 26 staff and have grown considerably in the past 11 years. Andrew has helped us with my three companies and is currently working on a group structure that is just what we’re after.”

“I couldn’t justify a part-time let alone a full time Finance Director for the first few years and so relied on Andrew, Jan and the Friend & Grant team to help me with anything financial. We built great systems, have our accounting in the cloud, and now we’ve a financial controller; Dale.”

“Dale and Scott (at Friend & Grant), work closely together on the day to day technical and compliance work. We outsource our Payroll to Friend & Grant because as an employer, that’s one thing you can’t afford to get wrong!!”

“I work closely with Andrew and continue to value the advice, support, pre-planning and especially the specific tax & remuneration planning. Friend & Grant manage my personal tax affairs and whilst I’m on the ball with money and understand what’s needed, I do need a few nudges to get my paperwork in on time. Perhaps this year I will be earlier…….”

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Are you hungry for success? If you run a small to medium size business and you want to grow your sales, increase profitability and pay less tax then you have come to the right place.