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Kaizen in Business: Drive Success with Continuous Improvement

Kaizen - The Art of Continual Improvement in BusinessIn the ever changing business landscape, the concept of Kaizen emerges as a guiding principle to achieve sustainable growth and long term success.Originating from Japan, this philosophy emphasizes the importance of continuous and gradual improvement that goes beyond mere operational efficiency.Instead, it becomes a comprehensive strategy deeply embedded in an organization's culture.This article explores the intricate aspects of Kaizen, delving into its historical roots, highlighting key advocates and demonstrating its broad applicability across various industries.What is Kaizen in Business?Kaizen in business is a continuous improvement [...]


A Comprehensive Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Unleashing Strategic Excellence: An Experts Guide to Writing a Business Plan Introduction: Navigating the Ever-changing Business Landscape In the dynamic and ever-evolving realm of entrepreneurship, crafting an impactful business plan transcends the realms of a mere paperwork ritual. It becomes an essential strategic exercise, akin to charting a course through the unpredictable waters of business evolution. While often associated with startups seeking capital, the profound importance of a well-structured business plan extends far beyond its funding pitch. This comprehensive guide aims to delve into the intricacies of why businesses, both budding enterprises and [...]


The Armed Forces Covenant-Our Pledge

In the heart of the United Kingdom, the Armed Forces Covenant echoes a promise to honour and uphold the rights of those who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces, along with their families. At Hamilton Wood & Company, we don’t just acknowledge this covenant; we embody it. Our commitment is not confined to financial services; it’s a pledge to stand by our veterans and active-duty members families, recognizing the depth of their sacrifices and ensuring that our gratitude extends far beyond words. The Armed Forces Covenant: Bridging Sacrifice and Gratitude [...]


The Thriving UK Space Industry

Unlocking the Cosmos: The Thriving UK Space Industry In the vast expanse of technological innovation, the United Kingdom has carved a niche for itself in the ever-expanding cosmos of the space industry. Let’s embark on a journey through the burgeoning UK space sector, exploring the dynamic growth, educational initiatives, and the symbiotic relationship between commercial enterprises and the space industry. A Cosmic Evolution: UK’s Space Industry Unveiled The United Kingdom’s venture into space has evolved from being a peripheral participant to a significant player on the global stage. Historically renowned for its contributions [...]


How Small Businesses Can Boost Their Cash Flow

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need a stable cash flow to run their operations smoothly and meet customer expectations. However, boosting cash flow can be a significant challenge, especially since the ongoing cost-of-living crisis and inflationary pressures in the UK have translated into a decline in consumer spending. On top of a 0.4% dip in sales online and offline, small business owners have to grapple with increasing operating costs and energy bills. Small businesses need to find solutions to alleviate the financial headaches and gain a bit of breathing room. Here are a few [...]


Getting a Business Loan

BUSINESS LOANS UK We make getting a business loan a quick and efficient process.  If you’re looking for a flexible business loan then our friendly team can help you. To apply for a business loan now, please click this link. Hamilton Wood and Company provides access to the best business loans available subject to your business’s status. We aren’t limited in terms of what businesses we can help.  We are especially interested in helping veterans of the armed forces and their businesses as best we can; it’s the least we can do for [...]


SME R&D Tax Relief: R&D SME Tax Credit Scheme for Small Businesses

SME RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX RELIEFSME R&D tax relief is an effective way your business can strengthen its’ bottom line and, in many cases, trigger an almost immediate cash award worth over £45,000 as an industry standard.Hamilton Wood and Company, established in 2017 are leading industry specialists when it comes to the Research and Development Tax Credit incentive.  Our Managing Director is a fellow of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).UKRI is a non-departmental public body of the Government of the United Kingdom that directs research and innovation funding, funded through the science budget [...]


How to Grow My Business

TOP 11 WAYS TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESSIn this article, we will provide an overview of some of the alternative ways to grow your business.Business growth is one of the skills any entrepreneur has to learn to keep the dream alive.Contrary to some of the avenues for advice, we will provide advice based on some of our own findings and feedback received from other businesses since we were incorporated in 2017.SELL MOREWe will start with something that should be simple, but often isn’t…simply put, your business needs to sell more products and or [...]


Research and Development Tax Relief

Research and Development Tax Relief is an advantageous way for businesses to recover money from the expenditures incurred whilst trying to develop new or improved products and processes.Since its inception in the year 2000, this business tax incentive that is based on the law has helped many UK businesses raise additional capital that is often re-invested into the business seeking further innovation.The reason the incentive exists is that it is designed to encourage businesses to develop new products and services that can move their industry forward.When this happens, it helps your business secure [...]


R&D Tax Relief for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s)

When it comes to R&D Tax Relief, we have a long and proud history of supporting UK businesses' R&D tax claims safely and securely.Has your business spent money trying to improve your products and services?  The outcome is not as important as your trying.If you have spent money trying to improve your business in some way or another, and are uncertain if your business qualifies for a research and development tax claim, get in touch with one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to assist you.Sadly, any delay in claiming what [...]


R&D Tax Rebates for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s)

Specialists in the R&D Tax Rebate, Hamilton Wood and Company are UK leaders in this complex innovation incentive offered by the UK Government.Established all the way back in 2017, we are recognised as delivering sturdy and robust R&D tax relief claims for UK companies.R&D Tax Credits are a complex area of UK Tax Legislation often falling outside the scope of a traditional accountant’s work, in much the same way Capital Allowances do.Both of these tax regimens offer a valuable kickback to businesses that have spent money on improving or developing their business.R&D TAX [...]


Loans for Businesses

Access to Finance is a vital lifeline for businesses.  Access to affordable finance is perhaps even more important. If you and your company are looking for low-fee business loans, Hamilton Wood and Company provides access to some of the best small business loans in the United Kingdom (UK). We are on your side to help you get a great deal on your next company loan.  We understand the many challenges facing business owners and for that reason, we seek to help get you some of the best loan offers available subject to status [...]


Business Loans and Funding for UK Businesses by Hamilton Wood and Company

Hamilton Wood and Company are a respected and trusted loans broker in the United Kingdom (UK).We help businesses of all sizes find and secure affordable business loans to help facilitate growth.Established in 2017, since then we have gone on to help countless businesses secure business funding at extremely competitive rates.Access to finance at an affordable rate is a vital element of continued growth and development.As a company, we are often asked if we can help secure fast business loans, and we can; sometimes same day loans when the director team are motivated and [...]


Business Finance for UK Businesses | Funding for Small Businesses

BUSINESS FINANCE----6 Minute Read----Hamilton Wood and Company are a trusted commercial finance specialist helping UK businesses grow.  We provide access to a range of loans for businesses.In this article, we will delve a little deeper into the many ways a business can secure commercial finance whilst providing a balanced overview of each type of business funding.HOW TO GET FINANCE FOR A BUSINESSIf you are already in business and trading for over a year then there are a number of ways, we can help you get the commercial finance you need.If you would like [...]


Annual Investment Allowance: AIA

The Government sets a limit dictating how much Anual Investment Allowance (AIA) a business can claim each year. In January 2019 the rate of AIA was set at £1,000,000 and this change is in place permanently according to the Government, however, as with most taxable thresholds they could be reviewed again in the future with the claimable amount increasing or decreasing in line with the in-power Government policy.AIA is a type of Capital Allowance and is a way to claim relief on many assets your business owns.You can claim AIA on most plant [...]


Property Development Finance

Hamilton Wood and Company are specialists in Property Development Finance. If you are a property developer with a limited company we can help you. We pride ourselves in offering some of the best small business loans with some of the lowest arrangement fees around. Our goal is to help UK businesses as much as we can, and one of the ways we do that is by delivering affordable loans for small businesses. There are a few things we will need in order to be able to help you.  We will need: You limited [...]


Claim R&D Tax Relief

The rules with the schemes will change from 1st April 2023, which will reduce the amount smaller businesses can recover, so if you've not yet claimed, contact us today so we can safely maximise your claim in line with the current rules.Research and Development (R&D) tax relief is a beneficial scheme for large and small businesses in the United Kingdom.The scheme allows businesses developing new products and services to recover a percentage of the costs used up in a qualifying activity.Hurry, don't wait till after the rules change - start your R&D tax [...]


How to Qualify for a Small Business Loan

How to Qualify for a Small Business Loan UKWe're often asked 'How can I get a small business loan for my company?' So, in this 5-minute article, we will take a deeper dive into this common question.First off, we have to understand if you’re yet to get started on running a business and searching for a start-up business loan, or if you are a pre-existing organization seeking a small business loan.Those two scenarios may appear similar, yet they are really vastly different, as are the conditions and measures creditors use to decide on [...]


How to Get a Small Business Loan

Plenty of people ask us tips to get a business loan, and so in this quick 5-minute article, we will answer this question.Firstly, we ought to understand if you’re yet to begin running a business and searching for a start-up loan, or if you are an active company in search of a small business loan.Although these situations might seem similar, they are really vastly different, as are the conditions and measures creditors use to decide on whether they will lend you the money.Although Hamilton Wood and Company only provides loans to companies already [...]


How To Get a Business Loan

A lot of people ask us how to get a business loan......so in this quick 5-minute post we will answer this question.First things first, we need to understand if you’re yet to start in business and seeking a Start-Up Loan, or if you are an existing business seeking a small business loan.These two scenarios may seem similar, yet they are vastly different, as are the conditions and measures lenders use to decide if they will lend you the money.Although Hamilton Wood and Company only offers loans to businesses already trading beyond the 12 [...]


In This Post Learn 10 Top Ways To Grow a Business Fast

The Top 10 Ways to Grow a Small Business (In our opinion) This 5-minute post is for anyone who wants an alternative view on growing a small business.  We have linked to some of our favourite videos that we found useful and insightful.  If you like this post, please consider sharing it, thank you. 1. Work to LEAN principles What are lean principles? Well, they’re used by some of the most well-known companies all over the world. This short video delves a little deeper into what they are and how they can help [...]


R&D Tax Credit Services by Hamilton Wood and Company

We’re a small, but powerful team of business specialists who have one sole aim, to help contribute to your business’s ongoing success.We do this through a carefully selected range of business services all designed to help improve your cash flow and business performance.One of the most popular services that can deliver significant sums to your business is our R&D Tax Credit Service.So, what are R&D Tax Credits?R & D Tax Relief is a powerful business incentive that is designed to encourage more businesses to seek innovation within their industry.If your business has been [...]

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