Go to CHECK NAME AVAILABILITY
Check that your proposed company name is available to use. When choosing a name think of all of the connotations too for your future marketing and brand recognition.
Go to TIPS TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN
If you are looking to secure investment or a loan for your new businesses, you will require a written business plan. This is a document that outlines your objectives, strategy, sales and financial forecasts. It also, helps to identify any potential problems you may come across, set your goals and measure your progress.
Go to COMPANY REGISTRATION FILING – STARTING A COMPANY
When you initially set up your new business what you need to do depends on your type of business, where you work and if you hire anyone to help you. Most businesses register as a Sole Trader, Limited Company or a Partnership.
Sole Trader – This is the simplest set up, however, you are personally responsible for your business’s debts and you also have some accounting responsibilities.
Limited Company – The finances of the business are separate from your personal finances but there are more reporting and management responsibilities. You can set up a company yourself but many people get help from an accountant or other professional.
Partnership – This is the simplest way to get 2 or more people to run a business together. You share the responsibility of your business’s debts and accounting responsibilities.
Go to HM REVENUE & CUSTOMS