Category Archives: Limited Company

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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What you need to know before opening your coffee shop

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What you need to know before opening your coffee shop

Move over, Starbucks! Independent coffee shops are back on the rise, and ready to challenge the big brand monopolies.

In 2017, shares of Whitbread, owners of the multinational Costa Coffee fell 6% after the coffee brand’s annual revenue slowed to 2%. Meanwhile, SimplyBusiness reported that independent coffee shops are cropping up across the country at a rapid rate. The site reported a 69% growth in independent coffee startups in Nottingham compared to the previous year, a 53% increase in Birmingham and a 48% rise in Sheffield.

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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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Setting up your interior design business: sole trader vs limited company

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Setting up your interior design business: sole trader vs limited company

So you’re thinking about forming your own interior design business? Excellent: now is a great time to start. With booming social media channels like Pinterest and Instagram making it easier to share engaging imagery, there is a growing interest in creating and showing wonderful, vibrant homes. What’s more, social media makes it much easier to promote your services online and reach the people who need your help.

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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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How to launch a startup with minimal capital

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Lack of capital is one of the major reasons why startups fail. Some entrepreneurs theorise that raising capital can be a full-time six-month job for CEOs and this leaves bootstrapped startups with very few resources to operate and grow their business in the early stages.

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Can I use your 20-22 Wenlock Road address for my company?

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Wenlock Road

Starting a new business is daunting enough without worrying about your home address appearing on the public register for your company, which it will if you use it as your company’s registered office address.

Luckily, we do offer a Registered Office Service that enables you to use our 20-22 Wenlock Road address as the registered office. It’s perfect for protecting your privacy whilst also giving a great impression to your business contacts…

Not sure if this service is for you? We’ve answered a few common questions to put your mind at ease…

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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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