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. But it’s a common misconception that registering a name with Companies House brings with it all worldly rights to the name. Continue reading

7 ways working from home is overrated – a MadeSimple infographic

Convention would have you believe that working from home is amazing. Well, we’ve got news for you. It’s not. We’ve created this infographic to highlight everything that’s wrong with home working. From the inconvenience of video meetings to piling on the pounds. Take a look and then find out how we can help you beat the home worker blues. Continue reading

How your Fraud Protection Service works

When forming your company with us you will notice an optional extra on the basket page; a Fraud Protection service. In this post we’re going to explain how the service works and ultimately, how it protects you and your business from becoming a victim of fraudulent activity. Continue reading

Why small businesses need to knock down barriers

Whichever way you voted on the Brexit issue and however strongly you feel about it, the one thing that seems pretty clear is that the task facing this and successive governments is challenging to say the least. Much of what has to be done is completely uncharted territory. None of our leaders will have much if any experience in this. The same can be said for many people starting their own small business. Continue reading

The service address explained

When appointing a director for a limited company you will have to provide a service address. In this post we’re going to explain what the service address is, the difference between the service address and the registered office, and how to go about changing the service address. Continue reading

Free guides to help your new business grow

Grow your business

At MadeSimple we’re constantly writing new guides designed to help your business start, run and grow.  We’re delighted to announce that these guides now have a permanent home where you can download them all for free. Take a look at our free guides now. Continue reading

Changing your company’s SIC code

The Standard Industrial Classification Code – also known as the SIC Code – is a 6-digit number that outlines the industry that a limited company operates in. In this post we’ll look at how you can change your company’s existing SIC Code. Continue reading