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15
Dec
Has your company been dissolved? Did you know that you could restore it? We take a look at the options and what's involved.
11
Dec
Chances are, you've heard of these documents, and if you've already incorporated, you will already have them. But what are they and what do they do?
30
Nov
The Money Laundering Regulations apply to a number of business sectors to reduce the amount of money being laundered in the UK. But how does it work, and does it affect you?
23
Nov
Maturing from a start-up into an enterprise with branches expanding into various locations, be it in the state, country or even worldwide, is a dream for all entrepreneurs.
20
Nov
Have you ever come across an unlimited company before? What's the difference, and are there any advantages over a limited company?
10
Nov
If your company is making enough profit, it may wish to pay a dividend. But a shareholder doesn't have to accept it. We look at how this would unfold.
3
Nov
It's likely you've come across Prescribed Particulars, but do you know what they are and how they apply to your company?
27
Oct
You may feel that there are always obstacles in your way when trying to run a business. Don't panic! We look at 5 common issues, and how you can overcome them.
18
Oct
Taking a break from work is always needed to help recharge your batteries. But when you're running your own business, it can seem a bit daunting.
13
Oct
Ensuring your workforce remain upbeat and positive is an important part of running your business. But how do you create a positive culture?
10
Oct
Some decisions are easy to make, but others can be the difference between success or failure within your business. We look at some key decisions that most business owners will need to make.
28
Sep
Communication can help a business thrive if it's done correctly. So what should you be doing?
21
Sep
Board meetings are important for any company, and ensuring a meeting runs smoothly can be tricky. However, the key thing is to plan ahead.
15
Sep
Every business should understand the need for loyal customers, but how can you help build brand trust and your regular customer base?
4
Sep
Everyone talks about business markets and being in them. But what are they actually talking about?
31
Aug
It may have been your goal all along, or you may just decide now is the right time. Selling your business can be an emotional time, but being prepared will help you through the process.
21
Aug
Confused about Brexit and Article 50, or even how it could affect your business? You're not alone.
4
Aug
In May 2016 a London receptionist set up a petition after she was sent home from work after refusing to wear high heels. But it's still making headlines today.
28
Jul
Starting a company in the UK can be an exciting time. But what if you're not based in the UK yourself? Can you still start a company here?
20
Jul
We take a look at some of the common mistakes made when a company is being incorporated, and some tips to avoid them
7
Jul
How green is your office? There are benefits all round - for the company, for your employee, and even for your own pocket.
30
Jun
Business insurance can be complex and confusing, especially with various types of cover available. But we try to highlight what each type covers to help you make the right decision for your company
23
Jun
With upcoming changes to the Data Protection laws in the UK, it's important to ensure you are on top of them to avoid any potential issues.
15
Jun
A business plan is the documentation of a company's overall purpose. It includes the services and/or products provided by the company.
8
Jun
We all know how customer service should be in business, but this isn't always the case. So what should you be avoiding, and how can you make sure your business stands out for the right reasons?
31
May
Confused about your reference dates and accounting periods? Let us help make sense of it all with explanations and examples.
25
May
Bankruptcy is a serious situation to be in, but are you still allowed to run your own business? We look at the rules around this to put you on the right path
16
May
Running a business from home can be stressful but rewarding. We look at some key pointers to help you keep on top of your workload and help things run as smooth as possible.
10
May
If you suspect a company is committing fraud, you may think that Companies House is the logical place to go. But they can only investigate certain aspects of a company. We look at who you should report different types of company fraud to.
5
May
In a technology filled world and many roles being replaced by computers, is the role of an accountant still relevant?
3
May
If you're struggling with your self assessment tax bill, don't panic. We look at some solutions that may help.
20
Apr
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act received Royal Assent on March 2015, find out more about the schedule of changes here.
18
Apr
Budgeting is a key part to ensuring your business runs smoothly, so make sure you avoid common issues highlighted in our blog post
7
Apr
If you're considering the options to expand your workforce, hiring an apprentice could be the way to go.
31
Mar
If you're considering whether or not to start as a limited company, this post is for you. We look at some things you should consider and the advantages of a limited company structure
10
Mar
Hiring can be a tricky time, but also an exciting one. But there are a few things you should account for before diving into the deep end
2
Mar
Entrepreneurs can make many mistakes which could cost their business. We've highlighted 10 more to help keep your business moving forward
23
Feb
Virtual addresses are popular amongst home based companies, but there are many other situations where you may wish to take advantage of them.
17
Feb
If you're struggling to make the most of your working week, then there may be a few changes you could make to help improve your organisation and time management skills
9
Feb
There may come a time where your business needs a smaller workforce and your employees are not at fault. This is where redundancy comes in. But what's involved, and how should you approach the situation?
3
Feb
Struggling to decide when is the right time to move to dedicated office space? There are a few things to consider - it's not all about the cost
31
Jan
Sickness is something that happens in any line of business, and dealing with it effectively can help your business continue to run smoothly.
20
Jan
We want to make the incorporation process as simple as possible. Our graphic shows you our step-by-step process to put you on the road to running your own company.
11
Jan
We conclude our series of tips and tricks with 5 final pointers to help you with running a successful business
6
Jan
Identify stress in the workplace early to ensure your workforce remains efficient. Do you know how to spot it and help employees cope with it?
15
Dec
Struggling to keep your cashflow in order? There are some ways you can reduce the burden from negotiating to planning.
17
Nov
If you're looking for investment, you may need to work out how much your business is actually worth - but where do you start?
11
Nov
Looking for more tips to help you keep your company running smoothly? We have 5 more for you
4
Nov
Networking is a key tool for anyone running their own business. We look at some tips on how to prepare to make a good impression and gain new contacts.
19
Oct
We take a look at some of the common mistakes that entrepreneurs make, and how to avoid them.
27
Sep
Have you ever considered registering a trade mark? Trademarks can be a great way to help protect images and text that are vital for your brand or business
23
Sep
Crowdfunding is a popular way to help fund a new business. We look at the different types available and whether they could be suitable for your business
22
Sep
You may have come across a merchant account before, but what are they, and should you have one?
14
Sep
If you manage a team of people within your business, there are certain theories on how to manage them correctly. We look at Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and The Nudge Theory
12
Sep
Liquidation can be a daunting time for any business. So what does liquidation involve? What happens during liquidation?
9
Sep
You've probably come across SIC codes before, but do you know what they are or how they're used?
7
Sep
If you've just started a new company, you may be wondering how you should be paid. We take a look at PAYE and Dividends and how they may apply to you
5
Sep
Looking for some pointers to help you kick start your new business? We have 5 tips to help you get started
2
Sep
If you're a pregnant director and confused about maternity pay, don't panic. We take a look at some of the general rules and some useful links too
31
Aug
Have you been asked for a Certificate of Good Standing for your company? We take a look at what they are, and why you may need one
26
Aug
If you're unsure about subsidiary companies, or want to know how to set one up, we look at why it should be done and how we can help.
23
Aug
If you have shares in a private limited company and wish to transfer them, are you aware of the process of transferring them and stamp duty?
19
Aug
National Insurance can be a daunting part of the tax system, but it doesn't have to be. We take an overview of the system and some key points on what you need to know.
18
Aug
You may have seen your WebFiling Auth Code on your portal, or been asked for one by an accountant or other representative. But what are they, and where do you get them?
15
Aug
Confused by the different types of business structures you could set up? From Sole Trader to Partnerships, we highlight some of the benefits and disadvantages
12
Aug
If your business is growing, franchising may seem like a good opportunity and the right direction to take it. We take an overview of franchising your business
10
Aug
If you're pitching your business, make sure you're on top form with our pitch checklist
5
Aug
Confused about what you need in order to form a new company? Don't panic - we take a look at the details and information you need to supply in the incorporation process.
4
Aug
So you've set up a new limited company, but where do you go from here? From rules to success - we look at where you go next
2
Aug
If you have the entrepreneurial spirit and want to start a business, you need to know exactly where you start. We look at idea generation, planning and skills
1
Aug
There's no need to be confused with all the different company terms flying around - take a look at some of the common terms used, and what they mean
29
Jul
You may be considering a change in your company's name - maybe to give it a bit of a polish, or maybe because your business' focus has changed. But do you know how to change it?
28
Jul
If you're looking to run a business from home, there are a few things to be considered, including business rates and even your mortgage
27
Jul
There are many advantages and good points to running a business, but have you ever thought of the bad points? It's not all doom and gloom, but there are things you need to consider.
26
Jul
Confused by the different roles within a company? We look at three main roles of directors, secretaries and shareholders
22
Jul
Don't lose yourself in the jungle of Health and Safety. We continue to look at some of the important points of the law
20
Jul
You have the website, but does your content give it the credit it deserves? We look at some tips for content, including titles and how you can make it shine
18
Jul
There may be points in the company's life that you need to add or remove a director. We take a look at some of the reasons you may need to do this, and how to do it.
15
Jul
It's important to connect with your clients and build up a rapport, tailoring your services and products to their needs.
14
Jul
Thinking about VAT, or just confused about the concept? We take a look at some of the key points of VAT itself, and how to register
12
Jul
There are many rights that employees are entitled to, but do you know them? We look at the statutory rights for both employees and employers
11
Jul
Ensuring that you continually develop your own skills and those of your employees is important for any business. We take a look at why.
6
Jul
If you're confused about the formation process, then this is the place to start. We take a look at what it is and what it means for you
5
Jul
Business innovation helps set businesses apart from each other. We take a look at what business innovation is and the different types you can have
1
Jul
The Companies House Confirmation Status is scheduled to replace the old Annual Return in June 2016 as part of The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act.
30
Jun
When incorporating a new company, there are a few forms and documents you'll need to complete the process. But don't panic - we have you covered!
29
Jun
A Limited Liability Partnership has it's advantages and can be straightforward to set up. We run through some popular questions, and the process
27
Jun
There are some changes coming into force on the 30th June. We sum up what they mean for companies
22
Jun
Health and Safety plays an important part in your daily life, but can be a bit of a maze. We look at some of the rules and regulations that you should familiarise yourself with.
20
Jun
It can be a tricky decision to make. So, let us help - we sum up a few points you should be considering
17
Jun
If your business is growing, you may have considered outsourcing as part of your plan. But there are drawbacks as well as advantages.
16
Jun
Information systems form an important part of your business so it's important to make sure they are right for your use.
13
Jun
Companies can specify a registered address for the business, and a service address for it's directors. But do you know the difference?
9
Jun
If your web site is suffering with a high bounce rate, then these tips could help you put it back on the right path.
7
Jun
There are many reasons why a business could fail. We take a look at 10 of these, and how they could be avoided
3
Jun
If you're considering expanding your workforce, hiring an apprentice may the way forward and could prove to be a great asset for your business
2
Jun
There are several reasons why you may wish to make a company dormant. We take a look at some of these reasons, and how you do it.
31
May
If you're collecting or using personal data, you may need to register with the ICO under the Data Protection Act. We take a look at some key points
27
May
A lot of people think about going self employed, but there are some key things to consider
25
May
Managing your time between work and personal life can be tricky, but sometimes it needs to be done - for the best
24
May
With Apple Pay, Paym and Android Pay available in the UK, how can you take advantage of mobile payments for your business?
23
May
If you're running a business, you need to appear to be at your best and charismatic, even if deep down you feel different. We take a look at some self confidence boosting tips
20
May
Trying to post on a regular basis to social media can be difficult. But with the right tools, you can speed this process up and automate it.
18
May
Your business may be running smoothly, but what things can you do to help it grow? We outline a few areas to help - from SEO to email marketing
17
May
You've have the idea, you have everything planned, but you need the money. Here's some ways to help finance your new venture
16
May
A business disaster can strike at any time and to anyone, but is your business truly prepared it?
12
May
If you plan to sell over the phone or online, there are a couple of things you need to know. We take a look at the related laws.
9
May
Struggling to manage your time? We highlight some tips to help you keep yourself on track
6
May
Unsure about payroll, or just about to take your first steps? We've outlined some of the basics to give you a head start
5
May
In a world full of technology, with more ways to communicate and connect than ever, do business cards still have a place and a purpose?
4
May
The register of People with Significant Control came into effect on April 6th. This guide covers identification of PSC and implementation with Companies House.
3
May
Storytelling is a great way to engage your potential clients and help increase sales. Find out why you should be using this technique here.
28
Apr
How to keep the right clients, the importance of feedback, consistency and communication in maintaining a business relationship.
27
Apr
How to measure and define success in your business using turnover, profits customer feedback and set targets.
22
Apr
You've taken the plunge and decided to set up your own business, but what next?
20
Apr
Record keeping is important in running a business - we run through what important records you should be keeping
18
Apr
Most of us use social media in our private lives, but do you use social media for your business? Here's a few tips to keep you on the right tracks
15
Apr
If you've worked hard coming up with a great idea, you'll want to ensure it's protected to prevent someone else using it. We outline the laws that help you.
14
Apr
The cloud is growing in popularity and proves to be a benefit to many businesses worldwide. But what is it, and should you be using it?
11
Apr
With many businesses now offering some form of loyalty scheme, could your business benefit from offering one too?
8
Apr
Are you just setting up your business? Here's some key points to consider while you're setting up
7
Apr
Make the most of your meetings with these top tips to keep them on track
4
Apr
Marketing can be tough for any business. We highlight 8 low cost marketing methods to help raise your businesses profile and awareness
15
Feb
Limited companies are legal entities responsible for their own finance and thus, all business-related finance needs to be accurately recorded as well as made fully traceable at all points of time.
7
Dec
The business structure may vary as widely as businesses that are using them. While setting up a business, choosing the right structure is prime to the life and success of a company.
6
Dec
Register your company for Protected Online Filing (PROOF) with Companies House to protect against corporate identity theft