Author Archives: David Goulden

8 ways you know you’re an entrepreneur in the making

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8 ways you know you're an entrepreneur in the making

Business dictionary.com define an entrepreneur as “Someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity”  This might describe what an entrepreneur is – but is there a set of qualities that an individual needs to become one? How do you know if you have what it takes to go it alone and start your own business? Let’s have a look at some key pointers that tell you whether you’re an entrepreneur in the making:  Continue reading

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7 funding routes to help your business grow

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7 funding routes to help your business grow

You have started a business but you’re short of one very important thing… money. Having an extra source of capital can help your business in a number of ways: You could hire new staff, acquire a new office space, build a new product, go live with a marketing campaign, and of course much more. But where on earth do you get funding from? Finding the right place for this can be tricky. With this in mind, we have done some investigating to give you an idea of the most popular funding routes available to you and your business. Read on to find out more.  Continue reading

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8 ways to become a presentation master

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8 ways to become a presentation master

After starting your business it’s likely that you’ll encounter a number of situations where you’ll need to deliver a presentation. Whilst presenting can be a nerve-wracking experience, it’s a great opportunity to really sell your business.  Continue reading

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UK really is open for business! More than 170,000 non-UK nationals formed companies here in 2015

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  • Number of non-UK nationals forming companies in UK has soared by 160% since 2010
  • More than 14,000 companies were formed by Polish nationals through Companies House last year

Thousands of overseas entrepreneurs are forming companies in the UK to avoid red tape in their own countries, according to research from start-up specialist Made Simple.

More than 170,000 non-UK nationals registered firms with Companies House in 2015, a staggering 160% increase since 2010.

The figures support the current ‘open for business’ sentiment being echoed by some of the country’s leading politicians and business leaders post-Brexit.

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6 moments of entrepreneurial inspiration from HBO’s Silicon Valley

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6 moments of entrepreneurial inspiration from HBO's Silicon Valley

The life of a startup is full of ups and downs. Fortunately, there is a simple way to prepare for the tough road ahead… watch the HBO show Silicon Valley. Whilst some shows and films may teach a few business lessons, Silicon Valley is an incredibly accurate case study that startups can genuinely learn from (whilst also being ridiculous and hilarious).  Continue reading

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Infographic: 10 steps to turning your idea into a business

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Got a money-making idea but not sure what to do next? No problem! We’ve created an infographic highlighting our 10 steps to turning your idea into a business. Take a look to get your budding business, blooming. Continue reading

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UK limited company formation – The different company structures

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Uk limited company formation : Different company structures

Starting a limited company is one of the most popular ways for entrepreneurs to go into business in the UK. But did you know that there’s multiple ways to structure a limited company? These different structures suit different types of businesses, what’s suitable for one business may be inappropriate for another.  Continue reading

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What exactly is a startup?

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What exactly is a startup?

Startup – possibly one of the most overused words today. Startup culture, startup business, startup mentality. Some countries – Israel for example – have even been described as a startup nation. The term is clearly widespread, but what exactly does it mean to be a startup? It can’t be enough to work in a co-working space and sit on bean bags to be described as one, surely? Well as you will see in this post, there is more than one way to define a startup: Continue reading

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5 failed products from massive companies

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5 failed products from massive companie

Introducing a new product or service to compliment what you already offer is often a great idea as it can contribute to extra revenue and give your brand a whole new audience. However, it is important to act with a degree of caution. A disastrous product launch can be extremely costly for any business, big or small. Here are five examples of poor products launched by some of the world’s largest companies. Continue reading

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How does offshore company formation work?

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How does offshore company formation work

Have you ever considered forming your company in another jurisdiction? Well this just so happens to be a service that we offer at Company Formation MadeSimple. Offshore company formation offers lots of benefits such as lower tax rates, identity protection and easier company reporting requirements. But it’s important to know exactly how the setup works. Let’s take a look.

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