CCH Business Focus Advices

  • industry-specific guidance and statistical intelligence on over 80 trades and professions
  • unlimited access for one year (including free updates)

Why subscribe to CCH Business Focus Advices

services_bfWe provide the CCH Business Focus Advices to demonstrate our commitment to delivering in depth industry specific information. The content is regularly updated. You may wish to look at sample of the information you can expect to find by looking at our sample – we have selected the hairdressing industry.

As a free sample check out our full report on Hairdressers (free).
An overview of the content you can expect to find in the CCH Business Focus Advices Guides includes:

Sector Overview:-

    • An overview of the industry dynamics and a view of how the industry is developing.
    • Opportunities for you to develop?
    • Trade developments
    • Turnover trends
    • Market position
  • Outlook and prospects

Nature of the Trade

Take a look at the operating practices and the dynamics impacting your top line and gross operating margin. Opportunities for improving profitability?

    • Operating practices
    • Jargon and special features
    • Sales mix
    • Seasonality
    • Factors affecting sales
    • Prime records
    • Customers, terms offered
  • Suppliers, terms obtained


If you are about to start up or have started up in the past 6 months, then this is an information centre you cannot afford to miss:

    • Costs
  • Sources of grant aid

Legislation and regulation

With legislation continuing to be output at an alarming rate, here is an area that identifies the general and specific legislation that you need to be aware of including:

    • Trade specific legislation
    • General legislation
    • Health and safety issues
    • Employment legislation
    • Licensing requirements
  • Sources of further information

Performance Indicators

Fund out how you compare with others in your industry, can you move your margins and profitability? Here you will find:

    • Main performance indicators
    • Ratio trends
    • Factors affecting ratios
  • Other key ratios

Investigation Matters

We are aware that the Inland Revenue will on occasions ask questions regarding a clients’ accounts.

    • Matters for review
    • Selection process
    • Critical review often look in depth at
    • Interview – we will always be with you should the Inspector require a face-to-face meeting
    • Settlement
  • Business economics exercise

Accountancy Matters

Some of the areas we consider when advising you on preparing your accounts

VAT Position

Again, specific comment relating to your industry and VAT


Here you will find an index of tables including information such as:

    • Consumer expenditure
    • Demographic trends and projections
    • Number of businesses
    • Levels of disposable income
  • Turnover trends

Further Information

    • Useful addresses
    • Trade associations
  • Specialist publications and journals

Executive Summary

Includes and overview and ‘skim read’

We recommend that if your industry is included in the library that you follow our advices as this will provide valuable insights into your business that will assist you in your business planning.