Category Archives: Company Registration

Starting your own dog-walking business? What you should know about the legalities

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Starting your own dog-walking business? What you should know about the legalities

So you’re thinking of becoming a professional dog walker? Welcome to a hectic, tumultuous, but rewarding new industry.

You’ll be embarking on a career with a difference, having your heartstrings tugged every day spending time with your canine clients. The role will make your days feel like a far cry from the generic office-based 9 to 5. That said, there are some legalities about dog walking you need to be aware of before getting started.

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Starting a bakery? What you need to know about marketing it

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Starting a bakery? What you need to know about marketing it

In the bakery business, we all know it’s important to make your products sell like hotcakes.

However, this is also the tricky aspect of running a successful bakery: timing. Knowing when to waft the smell of freshly baked pastel de natas down the street at just the right time during the morning commute is an art in itself. The right timing necessitates a steady flow of sales, to keep wastage low and customer satisfaction high.

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Hotel or home? How to choose your clients when forming your cleaning business

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Hotel or home? How to choose your clients when forming your cleaning business

The big question: residential or commercial? When you’re thinking of starting up a cleaning business, this is a decision that all cleaning businesses need to make early on. And it’s one that carries very different ramifications that are significant in dictating almost every aspect of how you’ll be conducting business.

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2018 roundup the best home businesses to start

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2018 roundup: the best home businesses to start

Home businesses have always offered a path to career success, from the earliest cottage industries through to some of today’s leading tech brands. Jeff Bezos launched his business, Amazon, from his garage in 1994; at the time of writing he’s the richest person on the planet.

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Got a home business plan? Here’s what to do next

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Got a home business plan? Here's what to do next

Do you dream of running a business from home? Being able to manage your own working hours without the tiresome commute may be a goal for many, but what do you need to do to make your home business plans a reality?

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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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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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The SIC Code: Now part of your company formation process

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The Standard Industrial Classification code (or SIC code) is a code that outlines the industry that a UK limited company operates in – or is going to operate in. It used to be that SIC code information wasn’t required until a company filed a Confirmation Statement (then known as the Annual Return), however, it’s now required as part of the company formation process. Continue reading

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Shares in your new company

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If you’re thinking of setting up your own limited company, one concept you’ll need to get to grips with is the whole area of shares.

Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant to award-winning online accounting software provider FreeAgent, gives an overview of the rules around shares in a private limited company. Continue reading

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