Author Archives: Lauren Felstead

About Lauren Felstead

When she’s not in the office, you can find her at home in pyjamas trying to catch up with everything on Netflix, often with a cat and chocolate by her side. Other loves include reading every magazine going and music concerts.

Startup Story with Chloe Salmons, from Glam By Coco

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Chloe Salmons, Founder of Glam by Coco

We’re often told to ‘follow your passion’ and ‘chase your dreams’, but how many of us are surrounded by doubt when it comes to running a business? Spoiler – a lot! Chloe Salmons, founder of Glam By Coco, felt the same. But she decided to go for it anyway. Here we chat to her about what it’s like to quit the 9-5 and start working for herself.

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Your Making Tax Digital Questions Answered

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Your Making Tax Digital Questions Answered

You may have heard a lot about digital tax recently, as the government’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) initiative ramped up at the start of the new financial year. Eventually, business owners across the UK will be affected by MTD but many are still unsure about what digital tax really means and how it will affect them.

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Startup Story with Rachel Hugh and Neil Potts, owners of The Vurger Co

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Neil and Rachel
Neil and Rachel

With nearly 40,000 followers on Instagram and coming in at 84 in the UK’s Top Startups Index 2018 (the only restaurant to do so), plant-based burger restaurant, The Vurger Co, are a force to be reckoned with. Loyal fans and a crowdfunding success have helped their Shoreditch branch become something of a vegan ‘fast-food’ constitution, so much so that they’ve recently opened their doors to another branch in Canary Wharf. We chat about how they got started, what it’s really like to run a busy restaurant, and their hopes for the future of vegan cuisine.

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Our Christmas Opening Hours

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Our Christmas Opening Hours

It’s Christmas! Over the festive period, the times that our office is open are slightly different to normal. The days that will be impacted are:

December
Friday 14th: open 9am – close 12.30pm
Monday 24th: open 9am – close 3pm
Tuesday 25th: closed
Wednesday 26th: closed
Thursday 27th: open 9am – close 5:30pm
Friday 28th: open 9am – close 5:30pm
Monday 31st: open 9am – close 3pm

January
Tuesday 1st – closed

We have emailed any customers who have a service that will be affected.

Company Formations at Christmas

Companies House are closed on the following days (as well as weekends):

Tuesday 25th December
Wednesday 26th December
Tuesday 1st January

Companies will not be formed on these days. Company formation requests will be placed in a queue and dealt with on the next Companies House working day. For more information please check the Companies House website here.


We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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5 Things to consider when starting up in the restaurant business

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 5 Things to consider when starting up in the restaurant business

It is perhaps every foodie’s dream to own a restaurant. It allows you the freedom to be your own boss, hire and lead your own team, and enjoy your passion for food and people. Owning a restaurant is a lot of work and the hours can be long, but for many people, it’s worth it.

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How to start your own architecture firm: a practical guide

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How to start your own architecture firm: a practical guide

The likes of Foster & Partners and BDP might dominate the industry press, but it’s actually thousands of sole practitioner and boutique studios dotted across the country that form the bedrock of the UK’s architectural profession.

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If you’re a freelance graphic designer, here’s why you should incorporate a limited company

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If you're a freelance graphic designer, here's why you should incorporate a limited company

The benefits of life as a freelance graphic designer are plain to see. You get to work on your own terms, on a schedule that suits you, and claim better pay for your projects than if you were to operate through an agency.

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Startup Story with Jesseca Stewart, owner and graphic designer behind Lola Design Company

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Startup Story with Jesseca Stewart, owner and graphic designer behind Lola Design Company

Always dreamed of starting your own business? Jesseca Stewart did – and in August 2018 she finally took the plunge and quit the 9-5 to take her design company full-time. She discusses what it’s like to run a company after years of side-hustling, and how to stay motivated as a new business owner.

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Our practical guide to starting your home florist business

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Our practical guide to starting your home florist business

Few businesses are more rewarding for your creativity than arranging stunning bouquets. Best of all, floristry is the kind of small business you can easily run online, from the comfort of your own home.

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