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Chris joined Accounts and Legal as Managing Director in November 2015. Chris’s primary role is ensuring the firm runs smoothly on a daily basis, supporting the growth of its entrepreneurial clients and delivering the firm’s own ambitious growth objectives. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in general practice with a Top 20 firm in 2010, Chris quickly chose to specialise in corporate finance. During his 5 years Chris worked on over 70 transactions involving SME’s, from company valuations and restructures to substantial equity and debt fundraisings. He also advised on the sale and purchases of businesses, both to trade buyers and financial investors, providing advisory and due diligence services.

1.2 Million UK SMEs Could Increase Growth And Productivity By Updating Accounting Systems

Almost a quarter of small businesses in the UK are sacrificing higher rates of growth and productivity by maintaining their accounting records on paper rather than online, according to an independent study by the team at Accounts and Legal. The research has been based on data collected from the company’s “Interactive Instant Quote tool”, whereby businesses answer simple questions such as, business size; annual turnover; no. of employees; frequency of accountant input; and current internal accounts system. Of the 10,000-strong sample, an incredible 22% businesses when asked how they “currently ran their internal accounts” selected Paper over Excel or Accounting Software. In many of these cases no aggregated accounting data of any kind was prepared, meaning the businesses had no insigh...

All You Need To Know About Amazon Drop Shipping, And How To Profit From It

We live in a golden age of commerce. Entrepreneurs are lucky to live in a time when we can connect and sell with anyone in the world. Plus, platforms such as Amazon ensure that there are customers ready to buy. In recent times, Amazon drop shipping has increased exponentially. This is partly due to the fact that more people are choosing to shop with Amazon. What Is Drop Shipping? Drop shipping is when you sell products without handling any of the inventory. You list an item on the Amazon marketplace, a customer purchases it and it is sent to the customer directly from the supplier. The seller makes a profit on the difference. Due to the fact that the dropshipping model reduces the cost of running an commerce business, it has become wildly popular. Moreover, it has given entrepreneurs the f...