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The Forge Photographic Services

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Picture perfect: How Barnes & Scott helped a post-production company save time and money by automating its accounts For The Forge Photographic Services, attention to detail is everything. The London-based, post-production company works its digital magic on advertising and editorial photo and film shoots. That could mean cleaning up dust...

LoveShark

Loveshark is an innovative UK based social augmented reality (an interactive experience of a real-world environment) games company, who describe themselves as “making camera games for Generation Z.” The company, founded by Tara Reddy and Sam Weekes in 2018, have been working with Barnes & Scott for over a year....

The 7 apps for highly effective start-ups in 2021

2021 is already flying by and festive celebrations are feeling a little more distant every day. As we get settle into a year of new opportunities, it’s time to ask the question: Did you set any resolutions and have you kept up with them? In 2018, fitness app, Strava, conducted...

A Guide To EMI Share Schemes

The time and effort that it takes to find and hire employees can be significant for high growth technology businesses. However, holding onto workers is even harder. The job for life no longer exists, and increasingly the millennial workforce seeks to move around in their career or in many instances...

Practical steps to protect against business fraud

Business fraud is real, common and becoming increasingly less obvious to spot. Below is an example of a fraudulent invoice I received a few years ago when I first started out in business. I did not make the payment as I quickly realised that the invoice was fake. Red flags...

Taking on your first employee

Taking on your first employee can be daunting, but is a task that must be overcome for businesses that have the ambition to grow. Hiring employees will allow you to be able to focus on what you are best at, as opposed to being a generalist covering all areas of...

R&D Tax Credits: How to claim them?

Research & Development (R&D) tax credits were first introduced in the UK in 2000 (for SMEs) and in 2002 for larger companies. The scheme is hugely popular (recent stats reveal that HMRC currently pays out £1.8bn of R&D tax credits to SMEs annually), due to being a generous and effective...

The five stages of small business development

Back in 1983, the iconic Harvard Business Review published the five developmental stages that still apply to start-ups over 35 years later. Whether your company is launching a new app with minimal staff and infrastructure to consider, or a day-care nursery with over ten employees in a sprawling building, these...

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