Business Start-Up

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I was invited by X-Forces ( to attend a business start-up skills workshop. The event was hosted by The Royal British Legion in Manchester (

I can highly recommend these courses to any ex-service personnel who are considering starting or have recently started their own business.

Business Start-Up Skills Workshop

The workshop covered a whole range of business topics and is designed to guide and support new businesses. If your business is just an idea, is in development, or has started trading, you will benefit from a business start-up workshop.

Business Start-Up Workshop
Business Start-Up Workshop

We Succeed

Helping you be the best in business is the strapline of X-Forces, a CIC (community interest company). X-Forces help ex-service personnel and their families become successful business owners. The strapline resonates with me as it encapsulates exactly what X-Forces do very successfully. Some key statistics from X-Forces show:

  • More than 1,500 business start-ups helped
  • More than 27,000 training hours delivered
  • £15 million in business start-up funds have been lent
  • 93% of their start-ups are still trading

I am delighted that ABK Cloud Accounting is one those 1,500 business start-ups helped and included in the 93% of business start-ups who are still trading.

The start-up skills workshop was very beneficial, and the attendee’s aspirations were all fascinating. There was a strong desire in the workshop to seek out general business advice and specific guidance in areas around:

  • Accountancy & Taxation
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Legal Matters

Entrepreneurs have great insight and knowledge in their field, but they need support in specialist areas, such as accountancy and taxation. It’s essential that any business delegates specialist tasks to those with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to support the business. Any time spent by owners and entrepreneurs away from the core objectives and growth is not time well spent.

We Listen

At ABK we can assist your business with development and growth by taking control and supporting you with:

  • Business Planning
  • Finance and Funding
  • Company Formation
  • Financial and Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, Payroll and VAT
  • Year-end Accounts, Audit Prep and Self-Assessment
  • KPI’s and Reporting
  • Software

We Support

Contact ABK today by telephone, email or via our contact form here: . We will be happy to listen, help and support you on your journey.