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The most recent increases to the EIIS scheme were a step in the right direction. This is a very important tax relief scheme for investors and one that many companies use to raise much needed seed capital. Over the last number of years O’KellySutton have advised and assisted several companies in their quest to raise…

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Accounting in Corporate Structures Since the introduction of the new financial reporting standard FRS102 in 2015 we have found the accounting treatment of Investment Properties are not being dealt with correctly in many instances. Here are some basic rules to follow when accounting for your investment property this year. You are required to use fair…

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Planning for Business Growth Sunday Business Post June 2016: The lowdown By Patrick Sutton Four fully actionable targets for growth To achieve growth and boost profitability, SMEs and family-owned firms must take decisive action. A strategic plan can help to identify opportunities for growth and set out strategic objectives. The strategic plan should have fully…

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Pat Sutton receives award from Anne Keogh

The inaugural Irish Accountancy Awards took place on Thursday, April 21st 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dublin. Ireland’s accountancy industry was recognised and celebrated in front of an audience of over 350 industry professionals. 15 prestigious trophies were presented to the very best leaders, practices and teams within the industry. Pat Sutton said…

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Business Advisory News O’KellySutton are delighted to be invited to contribute regular business advisory articles for AIB Business Banking and their website and newsletter. In our recent article http://business.aib.ie/blog/2015/11/7_common_challenges we outline common challenges and opportunities for SME’s and family owned businesses in todays changing environment. We expect to look at practical tips for implementing real growth in…

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Businesses who should undertake the O’KellySutton Strategic Business Planning (SBP) programme are those who: want to achieve growth –  taking on new owners or investors – launching new products – moving into new markets – increasing size of workforce – looking to kick start their business – next generation joining the business – where buying…

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Developing a business plan Article by Pat Sutton Partner for Sunday Business Post 19th April 2015 Business Plans may be required by many third parties like banks, government grant agencies, equity investors, potential buyers of your business, senior management or the next generation coming into the business. The plan should set out a clear strategy…

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Article by Pat Sutton in Sundays Business Post 17 April 2014 In spite of what some commentators might lead you to believe it is our experience that banks are trying to lend where possible. It up to the applicant to present their best case scenario, answer any questions the bank may have and give them…

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Article by Pat Sutton in Sundays Business Post 17 April 2014 I’ve often been asked by business owners what’s the most important aspect of a business plan. My answer sometimes surprises when I say it’s the journey you take in preparing the plan and not the plan itself.

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