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.

So, you want to register a company name without actually forming a company?

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So, you want to register a company name without actually forming a company?

A common question for our Customer Services team is whether they can reserve a company without forming a company. The short answer is no.

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From tax to formation, here’s how to start your online jewellery business from home

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From tax to formation, here's how to start your online jewellery business from home

Setting up your own online jewellery shop is very doable, but it does require some homework to ensure you start on the right foot. Beyond making your designs a reality, creating a website and setting up social media accounts, you’ll need to make sure you handle the more formal side of things.

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Got a home business plan? Here’s what to do next

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Got a home business plan? Here's what to do next

Do you dream of running a business from home? Being able to manage your own working hours without the tiresome commute may be a goal for many, but what do you need to do to make your home business plans a reality?

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How to launch a startup with minimal capital

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Lack of capital is one of the major reasons why startups fail. Some entrepreneurs theorise that raising capital can be a full-time six-month job for CEOs and this leaves bootstrapped startups with very few resources to operate and grow their business in the early stages.

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Startup Story with Jack Parsons, entrepreneur and CEO of Big Youth Group

Startup Story with Jack Parsons, entrepreneur and CEO of Big Youth Group

We spoke to Jack Parsons, entrepreneur and CEO of Big Youth Group, about his experiences as a young business owner, and his hopes for the future of young people in the business world.

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Startup Story with Aneisha Soobroyen from Scrumbles

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Aneisha and Jack with Scrumbles products

Whilst we’re all more aware than ever of what we put into our bodies, can the same be said about the food we give to our pets? Aneisha and Jack Walker spotted a gap in the market after being disappointed with the lack of choice for their dog, Smudge, and cat, Boo. Here, we speak to Aneisha about how they got started, and their hopes for the pet food industry…
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What does it take to be a business owner?

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What does it take to be a business owner?

Always dreamt of having your own business? Perhaps you’ve fantasised of being able to plan your own day or want control over your workload –  but do you actually know what it takes to be a business owner? We help thousands of businesses get started every year, so you could say we have some experience. Here’s what we consider to be the most important requirements for getting your business idea off the ground:

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Startup Story with Ryan Panchoo from Borough 22

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Ryan Panchoo from Borough 22

We had the pleasure of speaking to Ryan Panchoo – the business owner and mastermind behind the successful gluten-free vegan doughnut sensation, Borough 22. Be right back – we’re off to get our doughnut fix!

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Can I use your 20-22 Wenlock Road address for my company?

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Wenlock Road

Starting a new business is daunting enough without worrying about your home address appearing on the public register for your company, which it will if you use it as your company’s registered office address.

Luckily, we do offer a Registered Office Service that enables you to use our 20-22 Wenlock Road address as the registered office. It’s perfect for protecting your privacy whilst also giving a great impression to your business contacts…

Not sure if this service is for you? We’ve answered a few common questions to put your mind at ease…

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