Buy an Existing Business or Start Your Own Company?

If you are thinking about starting your own business, you might be presented with a number of potential opportunities and options. Not least of which is the form your business should take. You might even be in a fortunate position of being able to take over someone else’s business. People often look to retire or …

What Does It Mean To Be Struck Off?

When you start a new limited company, the company is placed on the Companies House register. There are some circumstances where a company may be removed from that register. This is known as a “strike off” because the company is struck from the register. There are a number of ways your company may be struck …

Company Restructuring – Making The Most Of Your Limited Company

The majority of new businesses which carry out a company formation online in order to take advantage of the limited company form are setup with generic Memorandum and Articles of Association as prescribed under the Companies Act 2006. In most instances this is perfectly suitable for the majority of people starting up business as a …

Company Formation Secrets – Seeking Professional Support

Starting your own business or a limited company doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. There is nothing wrong with seeking professional help. You might be an expert in your field, but the chances are you won’t know anything about copywriting, marketing, accountancy or legal matters. Seeking support can save you precious time and …

Company Formation Secrets – Knowing Your Enemy

There are many reasons to keep an eye on your competitors. Even before you start your own business you should carry out some market research to get a good idea of who your competitors are, how they operate and what threat they pose. Many businesses have fallen prey to competitors who have been more aggressive, …

Business Success Secrets – The Surprised Customer

There are many secrets to running a successful business. If you’re about to start your own company or even if you already have a business, it’s a good plan to try to pick up on the tips and tricks that other businesses use to get ahead. It is often the little things that make the big …

Trustees’ Week – Celebrating Unsung Charity Heroes

This week (25th-31st October 2010) sees the inception of the annual Trustees’ Week; celebrating the unsung heroes of the charities within the UK. The Charity Commission is working together with a number of other bodies to promote and applaud the valuable work that trustees do – taking time out of their lives to volunteer, work …

Comprehensive Spending Review – What Does It Mean For Business?

Yesterday, the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne announced the Governments plans for the future with the Comprehensive Spending Review. A great majority of the announcements involved cuts to the public sector and Government departments in an effort to reduce debt and drag the UK out of the recession, but some of the changes …

Top 10 Things To Remember When Changing Your Company Name

Changing your company name, there are plenty of things to remember. Some you might have already thought about, others might not have crossed your mind. So what things should you think about when changing your company name? 1. Trade Mark Search Before you’ve even started the process of changing your company name, you should carry …

Internet Shopping Still On The Rise

When carrying out a company formation or business registration to start your own business it is worth bearing in mind the potential sales offered by the World Wide Web. Internet shopping is still on the rise. Even with the current state of the economy recent data released by the Office For National Statistics (Retail Sales …