Where’s my WebFiling Authentication Code?

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The Webfiling Authentication Code is a six alphanumeric code that enables you to make online updates to your company, through both our system and the Companies House system. With it you can; appoint a new director, resign a current one, change the registered office, add brand new shares, change your accounting reference date – and much more. Think of it like your company’s online signature. But how do find your company’s WebFiling Authentication Code? Continue reading

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Are Napoleon’s comments about the English still relevant in today’s business climate?

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According to sources, Napoleon once said “L’Angleterre est une nation de boutiquiers” – “England is a nation of shopkeepers”. 

Whilst the number of shops on the average UK high street has certainly diminished greatly, we may well still be a nation of entrepreneurs. Continue reading

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An interview with Wholefood Heaven

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Wholefood Heaven are David and Charlotte Bailey, a husband-wife team who are cooking up a storm with their healthy street food. We first became aware of them thanks to their pitch at Whitecross Street Market, where their souped-up van consistently attracts the largest queue. And it’s easy to see why. Their now legendary Buddha Bowl is super delicious and super healthy. Then we noticed that they’d published a book. And then another!

So we decided to ask David and Charlotte about their recipe (sorry) to business success. Here’s what they told us … Continue reading

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Picking the right limited liability structure for your business

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If you’re thinking of structuring your business so that it enjoys the benefits of limited liability, you have a choice of three different options; a company limited by shares, a company limited by guarantee, or a limited liability partnership.

Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant to award-winning online software provider FreeAgent, explores the difference between these three. Continue reading

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10 ethical businesses you need to know about

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It’s more important than ever to appreciate the world around us and be mindful of global environmental and ethical issues, so we thought we would name our top ‘10 Ethical Companies’. Here you’ll find a collection of businesses who are really doing their bit! When you’ve finished reading, let us know who you think is ethical and why on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.
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Shares in your new company

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If you’re thinking of setting up your own limited company, one concept you’ll need to get to grips with is the whole area of shares.

Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant to award-winning online accounting software provider FreeAgent, gives an overview of the rules around shares in a private limited company. Continue reading

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What are the differences between a Director and a Shareholder?

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When incorporating a Limited by Shares company you will need a Director and a Shareholder. Both are pivotal to the general running of the company with the differences depending on the company type; Limited by Shares, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or Limited by Guarantee. We know it can be confusing when setting up a company, so we have written this handy post that covers the differences between these two roles and everything else you need to know.

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10 online tools and apps that will make doing business super simple

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There are so many apps and tools out there claiming that they can help increase efficiency, productivity and so on, it’s a chore in itself sifting through them all. Well sift no more, we’ve compiled 10 (well actually 11) of our favourites that will help you do beautiful business, simply. Continue reading

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