Business Coaching for Start-ups: Part 2

In our last blog post we looked at how business coaching can be used to help companies develop business plans and raise funding once they are established. However as we discussed with Paul Green, one of the biggest obstacles new start-up businesses face is often getting their initial round of funding. As well as interviewing …

Business Coaching for Start-ups: Part 1

In the current economic climate it can be hard for new businesses to establish themselves. Of new businesses which manage to get to the stage of registering as companies around 20-30% do not survive their first three years in business. In order to help new companies survive and grow more quickly the government has been …

Corporate Compliance Documents: Your company needs these to stay legal.

Many people think that once their new company is registered with Companies House they are legally compliant. We speak to a lot of people who are very surprised to find out that they need extra documentation. When we tell them that not having this documentation is a criminal offence which could land them with a …

What are Flat Management & Right to Manage Companies?

One of the defining factors of UK company law is that it is very flexible. An individual company’s articles of association can be written to tailor the company to specific purposes. An example of this is the various forms of companies available to people who live in flats and other developments to help them manage …

Director Service Address – Protecting Your Privacy

The Companies Act 2006 implemented a change to the law which came into effect from the 1st of October 2009 with regards to the personal and company address details for businesses seeking registration as a limited company with Companies House. The new rules state that all company officers (directors) must have 2 addresses registered with …

Obstacles To Growth For Social Enterprises

The Social Enterprise Coalition have published research (‘Growing social enterprise: research into social replication’) showing that a number of Social Enterprises are struggling to expand and grow due to restrictions including financing issues. Social Enterprises often seek to expand into other locations or sectors by use of franchising or “replicating” – but investors are concerned …

Protecting Your Company Name

Obviously starting a limited company you’ll be putting a great deal of work and effort into your business. You won’t want someone stealing your goodwill or taking advantage of your good name. Which is why it is important to protect your company name. Companies House Registration Starting a business, you can get some protection for …

5 Reasons To Start Your Own Company

2011 has just started and we’ve all made New Year’s resolutions, perhaps you’ve been thinking about starting your own business, but for whatever reason that didn’t make it onto the list. There’s no need for it to just be a dream. You could own and run your own limited company and you could get started …