Member Profile – Anne Phillips, Barkley Business Services

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Twitter / Facebook – @BarkleyBusiness / Barkley Business Services

Where is your business based?


Where do you cover?

Anywhere mainly East Midlands and Norfolk

Tell us about your business…

For the start up we fill the gap that appears when the new entrepreneur knows what he has to do but is unsure how to actually do it for their business. Financial issues such as registering for taxes, setting up record keeping, financial monitoring and initial tax returns plus legal ones of what structure is right for your business we provide a practical and cost-effective solution.
For the more established business, we encourage investment in proper legal documents such as contracts, terms and conditions, and leases.

Why did you become Self-Employed?

I was employed as a solicitor for many years and wanted to provide a service that I saw all small businesses need even if they do not always realise it.I enjoy working with small businesses and helping them to succeed and grow.

How long have you been in business?

Six years

What do you like about running your own business?

I enjoy being able to make my own decisions and where I see something of interest that will be of assistance to my clients I can go ahead and pursue it without having to ask anyone or follow someone else’s pedantic procedure. I also enjoy working with the different types of clients and learning about their dreams and ambitions and helping to put them into practice

Why did you decided to become an NBV Biz Ex member?

I attended one of the events in Nottingham and found it very interesting meeting all the different people and learning about their ideas. The different speakers at the meetings always give different insights into the many varied aspects of running a business. I also enjoy attending meetings at other venues although admit I need to do better on that one.

What do you enjoy most about the Biz Ex Networking events?

Meeting lots of new enthusiastic people and listening to all their business ideas often in areas I had never thought of before but which when mentioned obviously had potential. I could say the food, but I never seem to have time to eat very much as you become so engrossed speaking to everyone.


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