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  • December 4, 2023 by Admin

    Company Formation News

    At the start of the economic downturn the media was saturated with news of small companies going bust and the number of recent company formations declining. However, according to a recent report, the number of small businesses going into administration is falling. According to one business consultancy firm the number of companies increased by 20% […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Admin

    SMEs And Recent Company Formations To Market Their Way Out Of Recession

    If the decline in the advertising industry is anything to go by, it would be easy to suggest that for most  small businesses and recently company formations, the first thing to be cut during a recession is marketing spend.  However, a recent survey by the Small Business Advisory board suggests that while marketing spend decreased […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    4 Ways to Grow Your Limited Company

    It may sound a little simplistic, but there are really only 4 fundamental ways to successfully grow your business.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What is a SIC Code?

    When preparing an annual return for your limited company you will be asked for your company SIC Code(s). A SIC Code (UK Standard Industrial Classification Code) is simply a five-digit number that classifies your company’s principal business activity. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Government to launch real Dragon’s Den for small businesses

    Innovative small businesses will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of experts, similar to the popular TV show Dragon’s Den, from April. Launching in Birmingham, the initiative has been set up to “fast track” small business services thought to be innovative and beneficial to both the government and other small […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Feed our New Feedback Tag

    At The Made Simple Group, we love feedback. That’s why we’ve added a “feedback tag” to all the pages on www.companiesmadesimple.com. If something about a specific page bugs you, or you just want to say how great we are, simply click the tag and write down what you want. Of course this is completely anonymous. […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    I’m registered for PROOF but I no longer have access to my registered office. What do I do?

    Last Updated: 05/09/2014 A few weeks ago we blogged about PROOF, the Companies House fraud protection service. In short PROOF means that everything for your company must be filed online. Companies House stop accepting paper forms for your company. Therefore, if your company is signed up for PROOF, having access to your registered office is […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    UK Limited Company Registered Office – England, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Wales

    Last Updated: 05/09/2014 There are some limitations on a UK limited company’s registered office regarding changes to the address. If a company is formed with a registered office in England, all future registered offices must be based in either England or Wales. This is the same for a company formed in Wales. A company formed […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    All you need to know about… Our Annual Return Service

    We’ve just added a new video to our YouTube channel! “All you need to know about …Our Annual Return Service” sees myself give a brief description of our 2 different annual return services and how they work. All you need to know about …Our Annual Return Service – watch the video now. This post was […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    I’ve lost my Company Authentication Code! What shall I do?

    Well first off, ask us if we have it. We hold authentication codes for all the limited companies that we form. If however, the code we have has expired, simply: 1. Register for Companies House WebFiling 2. Sign in to Companies House WebFiling 3. Select “Forgotten your authentication code?” 4. Select if the authentication code […]

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