How long does it take to form a company?


It is currently taking Companies House (the UK’s registrar of companies) an average of 15 hours to process limited company incorporations. This being the amount of time it takes for a company to be formed once the company information has been completed and the incorporation request has been sent to Companies House. Continue reading

8 ways you know you’re an entrepreneur in the making

8 ways you know you're an entrepreneur in the making

Business 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 alone and start your own business? Let’s have a look at some key pointers that tell you whether you’re an entrepreneur in the making:  Continue reading

Can the registered office and service address be the same?

What is the Northern Powerhouse and how will it effect small businesses?

The registered office is a UK limited company’s official address whilst the service address is a UK limited company director’s official address. But is it ok to use the same address as both the registered office and service address? Continue reading

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