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Free advice for smaller businesses from Bournemouth accountancy firm

An accountants in Bournemouth is offering free advice to small businesses to help them grow.

Old Mill Accountants have signed up to be part of a new Business Advice Service (BAS) in conjunction with the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW).

The scheme aims to fill the ‘advice gap’ that was left when the government closed Business Link. It will help businesses by offering advice from chartered accountants who can advise them on any issues they may be facing.

Corporate director of Old Mill David Maslen said: “It is really tough for SMEs at the moment, and with so many issues to contend with it is vital they have somewhere to go for advice, which is why I am so keen to support the BAS.

“It offers SMEs invaluable business and financial advice on a whole range of issues – from starting a business to turnaround, restructuring, financial management and tax issues.”

He added that the current harsh economic climate meant that SMEs needed all the help they could get. He believes that business resources are too focused on start-ups and not enough advice is available for young businesses to grow.

“SME growth is crucial to the UK’s economic success. In tough economic conditions, businesses need the right advice and support to succeed.”

ICAEW regional director South West, Jon Blake, said: “Growing small businesses need the best advice to succeed at a time of fragile recovery and limits on public spending, which is why it is so important that firms like Old Mill sign up.

“If SMEs can get easy access to expert business advice, they can start to become the engines of growth that the economy so desperately needs.”

If you would like to arrange a free consultation with Old Mill, contact David on 01305 268168 or email david.maslen@oldmillgroup.co.uk

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