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Social businesses

Now more than ever, social businesses are playing a crucial role in developing ethical business models and services. But let’s not forget that this field is where entrepreneurial instinct meets charitable values. A blend which can throw up its own set of stresses and strains.

Meet social needs with business know-how

You + Us = More. More support. More advice. More understanding.

Social business models emerge everywhere. We see ‘profit with a purpose’ in the private sector, arms-length trading in the public sector and charities generating their own sustainable income. Our experience across all these areas means we’re ideally placed to help. Whether you’re a young enterprise looking for help with set-up, or a more mature business seeking investment, our specialists can offer sound insight and a guiding hand to boost your chances of success.

Fit for the Future

Ensure your social business is Fit for the Future

We’ve partnered with Pioneers Post – the social enterprise magazine, to bring you the Fit for the Future collection - a wealth of informative content that can help you build a social enterprise that is healthy, strong and resilient!

In our Fit for the Future collection, you’ll find a library of materials at your fingertips. Our podcasts, videos and written articles cover topics ranging from, recovery and growth, to marketing mishaps and boosting your social impact.

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Introducing Fit for the future

A series helping social businesses build financial health, agility and staying power. Buzzacott’s Eddie Finch introduces our new series, which aims to help social entrepreneurs lock in the essential elements of a solid business that’s set for growth. Want to retain your spirit of adventure and sense of purpose without sacrificing the longevity of your enterprise? Start here.

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What makes a social enterprise winner?

Five top tips on how to win the NatWest SE100 Awards. As long-standing supporters of the NatWest SE100 Awards, our partners at Buzzacott Accountants commit some serious hours each year to assessing the candidates vying for a place on our shortlist. Buzzacott's Hugh Swainson, one of our SE100 judges, reveals five top things he looks for in a healthy, resilient and award-winning social enterprise.

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Seven tips on tax and VAT for social enterprises

Benefit from the VAT Wisdom from Socrates Socratous, VAT partner at Buzzacott, and his colleague Jon Daley in the tax team. Tax and VAT might not be the most engaging subjects in the social business universe – but we all know how important it is to understand the rules and stay out of trouble.

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All-encompassing business support for social enterprises

Use the buttons below to learn more about our specialist services for not-for-profits and learn more about how we can help you.

Our services and support

Let us support you with the headache of day-to-day business operations so you can focus on the importance of social good.

  • Business structuring
  • Growing a business: raising funds, investment reliefs and finance options
  • Investment readiness, debt advisory and due diligence
  • Financial reporting and risk assessment
  • Financial planning including managing cashflow and overheads
  • Managing impact
  • Audit and assurance including grant certification
  • Tax for business including VAT compliance, research & development tax credits, and corporate tax
  • Support and training for social business leaders
  • Back-office support including payroll, HR consultancy and accounting and bookkeeping
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