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What does it take to be a business owner?

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What does it take to be a business owner?

Always dreamt of having your own business? Perhaps you’ve fantasised of being able to plan your own day or want control over your workload –  but do you actually know what it takes to be a business owner? We help thousands of businesses get started every year, so you could say we have some experience. Here’s what we consider to be the most important requirements for getting your business idea off the ground:

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What to expect when you form a company

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What to expect when you form a company

You’ve had the dream and taken the plunge to set up a limited company, but what next? First of all, well done on deciding to start your own business – you’ve made a courageous decision in taking the first steps of your business venture! Let us guide you through some steps to take once you have your newly incorporated company.

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Update to the Confirmation Statement: SIC Code change

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Update to the Confirmation Statement: SIC Code change

When forming your limited company you will have noticed the Standard Industrial Classification code (or SIC code), which represents the type of business or industry your business identifies with. This is also part of the information that makes up the Confirmation Statement, the annual filing obligation required by Companies House (the UK’s registrar of companies).

The SIC code 82990 (‘Other business support services activities not elsewhere categorised’) is a common code used at the time of incorporation as some people are unsure what suits them best at this stage.

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7 reasons to incorporate companies with Company Formation MadeSimple

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As an accountant you’re not short on choice when it comes to forming companies for your clients. However, there’s only one company incorporation service accredited by ICAEW; Company Formation MadeSimple. In this article we’re sharing seven reasons why forming and administering your limited companies with ICAEW’s preferred registration agent makes your life… simple. (And there’s more benefits to be had than just the price!). 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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How your Fraud Protection Service works

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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

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How long does it take to form a company?

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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

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MadeSimple shortlisted for the UK Customer Experience Awards 2016!

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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

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

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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

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Working for other people stinks. Want to know why?

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Monday to Friday, 9-5. Boo. Weekend. Yay! Sound familiar? Of course it does. The average person spends 10.5 years of their life working, and working for someone else nonetheless. It’s pretty much how we all choose (yes choose) to live our lives. Are we suggesting there is an alternative? Another way to do it? We’ll get to that question in a bit. First let’s look at five reasons why working for someone else truly stinks. Continue reading

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