Author Archives: Mathew Aitken

About Mathew Aitken

Being Head of Content entails overseeing MadeSimple’s blogs (five in all!) and any other content we happen to be producing. In his spare time Mathew is an avid film-goer, TV-watcher and Tottenham Hotspur-endurer.

7 Limited by Guarantee questions answered by FreeAgent

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We asked our friends over at FreeAgent seven common(ish) questions about the Limited by Guarantee (LBG) company structure – a structure commonly favoured by charities. Take a look, and remember to get in touch if you’re interested in incorporating your own LBG company. Continue reading

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What is crowdfunding and how could it help start my restaurant?

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What is crowdfunding and how could it help start my restaurant?

If you’re a food lover, it can be tempting to open up your own restaurant. It offers you the opportunity to be your own boss and to have creative freedom over everything — from the menu to the interior design. However, it’s easy to be put off straight away by how expensive it is to set up. You’ll need to account for the premises, purchase cooking equipment and furnishings, and pay staff, to name just a few.

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Marketing 101: how to showcase your cleaning business online

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Marketing 101: how to showcase your cleaning business online

If you’re starting up your own cleaning business, you’ll be spending a lot of time planning it. From equipment hire to insurance, this can be a long-winded and difficult process.

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A fresh start for freelancers: 6 resolutions for the self-employed – Guest post from FreeAgent

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Your personal resolve to keep up that workout routine might be fading, but it’s never too late to make achievable resolutions for your small business! Anytime is an excellent time to review your progress in the previous year, and think about what goals you want to achieve in the coming years.

Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant at award-winning accounting software FreeAgent, suggests six straightforward resolutions to help your small businesses bloom in 2019 and beyond.

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What’s your business’s most important asset? It’s probably not what you think

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When asked, “What is your most important asset?” most company owners that we asked said it was their business or their properties. However, at Interlife we would disagree. We believe your health is a much more valuable asset. Ask yourself this, if your health deteriorated and you were unable to work, would your business continue, and would you be able to afford to pay your loans? This starts the business protection discussion. Continue reading

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