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  • January 22, 2024 by Aditi Mohan

    Starting your own cleaning business? Here’s everything you need to know.

    The UK cleaning industry is a continuously growing sector and a top ten industry in the UK. The Industry employs over 1.47 million people and has a market value of £55.5 billion. Most cleaning businesses are small or micro businesses employing less than 10 people, which means it's a perfect small business for enterprising people. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Pitching your business: The Perfect Pitch Checklist

    Being able to pitch confidently is a vital skill if you want to take your business to the next level. To help you deliver a killer presentation (and make sure you’re prepared for it), we’ve created The Perfect Pitch Checklist. Nail these seven points to give your business the best possible chance:

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Startup Story with James Grant, founder of TutorTap

    We spoke with James Grant, the founder of TutorTap, about starting up and running his online tutor service. In the video, James shares his own startup advice as well as looking at the highs and the lows he’s experienced so far.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    How Can I Make My Company Dormant?

    You’ve found a company name you like and so naturally you want to prevent anyone else from taking it before you’re ready to get your business up and running. This brings us to one of the most common queries we receive on customer service; “How can I make my company dormant?”

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  • December 4, 2023 by David Goulden

    Business lessons to learn from House of Cards’ Frank Underwood

    Here at MadeSimple we are big fans of the the Netflix sensation House of Cards – which has just seen its fourth season released. It’s a fantastic show full of political intrigue, deception and scheming – starring Kevin Spacey as the ruthless politician Frank Underwood.

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  • December 4, 2023 by David Goulden

    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 […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by David Goulden

    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 […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by David Goulden

    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 […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    How to claim your Barclays / TSB cash back

    Have you opened a Barclays Business Bank Account or a TSB Business Current Account through our company formation service? If the answer is yes, congratulations! You qualify to receive £50 – £75 (depending on the package that you purchased). Here’s how to claim your cash back.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Ben Cowcill

    Protecting your property: An introduction to trademarking

    Incorporating a limited company is one of the most effective ways of securing your business name. It means that nobody else can register a company using that witty name you’ve been sitting on for years before you’ve had a chance to get things off the ground. 

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