Sakura Business Solutions - Accountancy and Business advice for Interior Designers

Consultancy & Advice for Interior Designers

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With our experience with working with a variety of Interiors Designers, we understand the stresses, pressures and challenges of managing your residential and commercial projects. Therefore we focus on dealing with your accountancy requirements to allow you to focus on your creative flows. Our guide on accountancy and business advice for interior designers can help you achieve this!

Don’t’ spend valuable time on your ‘day to day’ bookkeeping, payroll, pensions and VAT returns, when your ‘superpower’ and value to your business is in being creative on your client’s projects and focusing on sourcing the right FF&E materials for them.

 

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Are you struggling with these common issues?

Do you have difficulties understanding what your accountant is talking about?

Are you concerned that they don’t have enough knowledge in your sector?

Are you looking for some patience and plain English, so that you can clarify the admin required for your business?

Are you unclear or confused about when your PAYE, VAT or corporation tax payments are due?

Are you a bit fearful of HMRC and what can happen if you make any mistakes?

How we help interior designers

Provide patient explanations

Approachable and speak in plain English

Detailed knowledge of the Interior Design sector

Provide practical commercial advice & support

Support with Agent v Principal (FF&E)

Eliminate confusion and fear around HMRC

Focus on profitable creative work & projects

Reduce stress & eliminate unnecessary admin

Next Steps!

Either arrange a FREE 15-minute call for an initial ‘Discovery session’ or arrange a longer consultancy session with our Founder and MD, Damian Connolly FCCA, to provide general advice and guidance.

1. Book an Initial 15 Min call for a ‘Discovery session’

2. Book a Consultancy meeting (min. 2 hours)

3. Agree on a specific Agenda for the meeting

4. Post-meeting, obtain a short summary of Actions and/or any Next Steps

Blogs – Interior Designers

INTERIOR DESIGNERS – PITFALLS OF HOLDING CLIENT MONIES!

Interior designers – pitfalls of holding client monies!

Our experience is that many of our Interior Design clients have, at some point, been provided with additional 'monies' on account from a Client for the purpose of buying FF&E on a project

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DISBURSEMENTS OR RECHARGES – SHOULD YOU CHARGE VAT ON INVOICES TO YOUR CUSTOMERS (OR NOT)?

Disbursements or recharges – should you charge vat on invoices to your customers (or not)?

For many businesses, there are many occasions where you are taking on some costs on behalf of your Customer AND have agreed to recharge these costs IN FULL to that Customer.

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How to manage the agent v principal relationship

Every Interior Designer at some point becomes involved in either managing or assisting clients with their FF&E budgets – which can vary from £50,000 to £1M depending on the project.

However are you clear, or more importantly are your Suppliers and Clients clear, as to whether you are acting as a Principal or as an Agent for FF&E purposes? Avoid the pitfalls around VAT, supplier invoices, the risk of inadequate insurances or potential contractual disputes. Our short guide on accountancy and business advice for interior designers clearly outlines the key issues to avoid these problems with FF&E!

Either arrange a FREE 15 minute call for an initial ‘Discovery session’ or arrange a longer consultancy session with our Founder & MD, Damian Connolly FCCA to provide general advice and guidance on accountancy and business advice for interior designers.

 

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Testimonials

"I had a full 2.5 hr in person consultation with Damian where he sat patiently & ran through everything on my mind. Whilst he is professional & highly expertised, he is extremely approachable & offered invaluable advice. No question was silly or small for him! I left feeling very clear headed and look forward to working with him again. Thank you Damian!"

JMD - "Invaluable consultancy session"

"A professional and approachable team. Damian was extremely helpful and I felt he quickly understood the complexities of my niche industry. I also appreciated his good humour and communication skills. Highly recommended."

AHV - "Rock star client service"

"Without Damian I would be lost. After working for years with a large firm that took care of all tax matters, having to deal with accounting and tax return to properly set up my interior design business was extremely daunting until I started getting the support of Sakura. Damian guidance, support, patience and professionalism does allow me to focus on the part of the business I can do and gives me a great sense of security."

Roby - "Easy to work with, great support and professionalism"

"New to self-employment and Interior Design, I was fortunate enough to be recommended Sakura's services. After a detailed and initial consultation with Damian to review my company history, finances and direction in which I want to grow my company as I instantly felt reassured that I had all the advice and support needed to be able to develop my business in the right direction. In addition, Damian has always been available for any questions to help ensure that as an Interior Designer I am following best practice and following 'Agent vs Principal' guidelines to the letter. I would definitely recommend any individual or small business looking for professional and personable accountancy services."

Make No Bones Studio - "Great support for Interior Designers"

"Damian is a very professional and knowledgeable person. During our telephone consultation he was patient with my questions and his advice was very helpful. I was very pleased with the service Damian provided as an accountant."

Yasmina - "Excellent service"

Need a consultancy session? How we can help your business

Pricing

Pricing

Scope issues

Scope issues

Client invoicing

Client invoicing

Getting paid

Getting paid

Fee analysis

Fee analysis

Systems and software

Systems and software

Budgets and cashflow

Budgets and cashflow

Profitability issues

Profitability issues

Mitigating risks

Mitigating risks

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