7 funding routes to help your business grow

7 funding routes to help your business grow

You have started a business but you’re short of one very important thing… money. Having an extra source of capital can help your business in a number of ways: You could hire new staff, acquire a new office space, build a new product, go live with a marketing campaign, and of course much more. But where on earth do you get funding from? Finding the right place for this can be tricky. With this in mind, we have done some investigating to give you an idea of the most popular funding routes available to you and your business. Read on to find out more.  Continue reading

Changing your company name during the online company formation process

Registering a company - when is the right time?

The first step of the online company formation process is to check the availability of your proposed company name. If the name is available you then choose your package, make payment and then fill-out your company details. But what if you make payment and then change your mind about the company name? Is it too late to change it? Read on to find out. Continue reading

MadeSimple shortlisted for the UK Customer Experience Awards 2016!


We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve been named as finalists at this year’s UK Customer Experience Awards in the ‘Employee Engagement – Improving CX’ category. Continue reading

Company Formation Update: Multiple Share Classes now available!


After receiving feedback from our customers we’re pleased to announce that you can now use multiple share classes when forming companies with us. In this post we’ll give you a step by step demonstration on how to do this. Continue reading

Run a limited company? Take this quick and quirky poll about working habits

Do you own a limited company? If the answer is yes, then take part in our quick, quirky and TOTALLY ANONYMOUS poll about your working/office habits.

Complete the quick poll below and find out how your results compare to others. You’ll see the results instantly once completed and clicked ‘vote’!

Warning…some interesting questions coming up…

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8 ways to become a presentation master

8 ways to become a presentation master

After starting your business it’s likely that you’ll encounter a number of situations where you’ll need to deliver a presentation. Whilst presenting can be a nerve-wracking experience, it’s a great opportunity to really sell your business.  Continue reading

5 reasons why working for someone else stinks… a Company Formation MadeSimple infographic

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The good old rat race. Work 9-5, Monday to Friday, enjoy the weekend and then repeat. But there’s got to be another way to do it, a fulfilling alternative. Well there is, but we’ll get to that in a bit. First, to inspire you to take action and change your life, we’ve created an infographic to highlight five reasons why working for someone else stinks. Take a look. Continue reading

I’ve just formed a company, how do I get my UTR (Unique Tax Reference)?

Cosec: A Powerful Management Tool Synced With Companies House

The UTR is a 10-digit number unique to your company that’s issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC are notified once as your company has been formed, they’ll then mail (regular mail, not email) your company’s UTR to the Registered Office normally within a few weeks of incorporation. You need not do anything, this all happens automatically once your company has been formed. Continue reading

UK really is open for business! More than 170,000 non-UK nationals formed companies here in 2015

  • Number of non-UK nationals forming companies in UK has soared by 160% since 2010
  • More than 14,000 companies were formed by Polish nationals through Companies House last year

Thousands of overseas entrepreneurs are forming companies in the UK to avoid red tape in their own countries, according to research from start-up specialist Made Simple.

More than 170,000 non-UK nationals registered firms with Companies House in 2015, a staggering 160% increase since 2010.

The figures support the current ‘open for business’ sentiment being echoed by some of the country’s leading politicians and business leaders post-Brexit.

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Infographic: What’s NOT simple for the UK’s startups?


In January 2016, with help from Virgin StartUp, Names.co.uk, Startups.co.uk and London Small Business Centre, we contacted small and micro-businesses across the UK asking them a series of questions exploring… “What’s NOT simple for UK’s startups?”. We’ve created an infographic to highlight some of the key findings. Continue reading