Once you have picked and paid for your company formation package you can complete the formation at a time convenient to you, whether that’s straight after payment or even a few months later. Continue reading
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
Starting a limited company is one of the most popular ways for entrepreneurs to go into business in the UK. But did you know that there’s multiple ways to structure a limited company? These different structures suit different types of businesses, what’s suitable for one business may be inappropriate for another. Continue reading
Opening (or starting, or forming, or registering, or incorporating) a company limited by shares is now extremely simple thanks to formation agents (such as us!) and the registrar of companies, Companies House, simplifying the process. A company can now be formed online in just a matter of hours. Continue reading
If you’ve misplaced your company’s registration number there are a number of places that you can find it free of charge. Let’s take a look. Continue reading
By securing a company name you ensure that you have the most appropriate name for your business, whenever you happen to start it. Business is often about action, but it’s also about acting at the right time – and it’s fair to say that you might have a great idea, but are not ready to trade. Continue reading
Starting a UK limited company is simple. Very often the only hurdle that gets in the way is jargon; ‘company-speak’ that formation agents, accountants and Companies House (the UK’s registrar of companies – we’re busting jargon already!) continually drop onto websites and into conversations. In this, our latest StartUp TV, we look at exactly how simple it is is to form a UK company limited by shares … don’t worry, we explain what that means too! Continue reading
So you’ve decided to form a business. That’s fantastic! More and more people are taking advantage of the interconnectivity that the internet has given us to start their own enterprise. With many schemes and initiatives now in place, not to mention a huge amount of investment, it’s plain to see that startups are getting taken very seriously indeed in this economy. Continue reading
Is your company name spelt correctly? Are you sure it’s the name you want?. Select “change” if you spot a mistake or have a last minute change of heart.
You know this address is on the public register, right? Therefore if you’re using your residential address, ask yourself one final time “Am I happy for this address to be made public?”. Oh, and check that the spelling is correct (that’s the last time we’ll mention “check the spelling!”). Continue reading
Got a great business idea and now ready to crack on? Eggcellent, eggciting, eggcetera. Now you need to decide what legal structure to proceed with.
In this blog post we are going to look at two of the most popular structures that are available to you:
• Limited Company (in this case a Private Company Limited By Shares)
• Sole Trader
Private Company Limited by Shares
A limited company is run by directors and owned by shareholders (a company can be run with one person acting as the director and shareholder). Continue reading