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3 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Christmas 2018

Love it or hate it, we’re approaching that time of year when Christmas is on everybody’s minds. Whatever your business does, whether you’re a service-based company expecting a quiet December or an ecommerce business anticipating a mad rush, there are certain actions you can take to make sure your Christmas period runs smoothly. Read on… Read more »

Digital Marketing: the Main Ingredient in the Success of Any Online Business

Seems like you are going to start an online business? You may ask yourself why go for digital promotion instead of traditional ways of promoting your business? Is digital promotion really that good? How much will it cost? Or will it really provide the right amount of boost your newly formed e-business requires? Digital promotion… Read more »

Understanding your company authentication code

What is a company authentication code A company authentication code is a 6-digit alphanumeric code sent to your business’s address after registration with Companies House. The code allows you to file documents and change company data through the Companies House online portal or a third party software. It is therefore important that the code is… Read more »

Limited company formation: how to set up a limited company

In order to be set up as a limited company, a business must register with HMRC and Companies House. Once incorporated, the financial responsibilities for the company are separate to those of the individual(s) who run it. Registration is important for both new business startups and international companies looking to trade in the UK. LIMITED… Read more »

How to Set Up a UK Bank Account as a Non Resident

If you own a business that’s registered in the UK, or you’re considering starting one, it’s a good idea to look into the possibility of opening a UK business bank account.   There are several ways to open a bank account in the UK if you’re a non-resident. If the bank doesn’t need to see… Read more »

Understanding equity and working capital

Equity and capital refer to separate, but related, aspects of a company’s finances. Capital is the amount of money available to a business for investment, and is part of a business’s overall equity. Equity itself is a company’s total assets once associated liabilities have been deducted. Shareholders can contribute capital and own a share of… Read more »

Starting an online business (and making it successful)

Every business needs to devote time, money and effort to their online presence. With a rising number of businesses operating entirely online, there’s an opportunity for entrepreneurs to start a successful business without the overheads of a physical location. Starting an online business is very different to opening an offline business. While your company will… Read more »

December Sale Now On!

With the festive season upon us, you might have already started gift shopping for your loved ones.  Wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, parents, children, friends – they all deserve a little something this Christmas to remind them how special they are.  But how about yourself?  You know you’re special too, so reward yourself this year with a prestigious new… Read more »

3 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Christmas

Love it or hate it, we’re approaching that time of year when Christmas is on everybody’s minds. Whatever your business does, whether you’re a service-based company expecting a quiet December or an ecommerce business anticipating a mad rush, there are certain actions you can take to make sure your Christmas period runs smoothly. Read on… Read more »

Is your business ready for Black Friday?

Black Friday is an opportunity for businesses around the UK to win big at a time when consumers are prepared to spend a large amounts of money. Traditionally, tech retailers would drive the sales and win big, but the scope of the day has broadened to a whole Black Friday week that all kinds of… Read more »

How to Complete Your Annual Return (Confirmation Statement)

All limited companies incorporated in England and Wales must regularly submit to Companies House their Confirmation Statement, previously known as Annual Return. The Confirmation Statement provides a summary of general information about your company, such as names and addresses of directors and secretaries, as well as details of people with significant control (PSC), registered office,… Read more »

The complete guide to starting a successful business

Setting up your own business is a big deal, especially if this is your first time doing so. Becoming an entrepreneur is not without its risks, but if you approach it strategically and methodically it could be one of the most rewarding things you ever do. This guide is designed to take you through the… Read more »

What are the responsibilities of a company director?

The responsibilities of a company director include general management of the day-to-day strategy and operations of the company, managing the company’s financial records and complying with the various duties laid out in the Companies Act (2006). Generally speaking, everything a director does should be for the success of the company. A director of a private… Read more »

6 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Startup Stories

As part of our #SummerKick series of inspirational startup stories, we’ve asked 6 successful startup founders to share their journeys. From apps to agencies, these entrepreneurs certainly know their stuff; prepare to be inspired into action! Do you have an inspiration startup story you’d like to share? Tweet us @Comp_Address using #SummerKick for your chance… Read more »

10 of the UK’s most inspirational startups

Summer is upon us! Our #SummerKick is all about inspiring you to do start something new or push your business to the next level during the second half of 2017. To help give you some ideas, we’ve found 10 of the UK’s most inspirational startups. These businesses are all just a few years old and… Read more »

Summer Sale: Get Your #SummerKick!

The sun is shining and businesses across the UK and beyond are benefitting from longer days and a feeling of positivity that’s unique to this time of year. While the schools prepare to bid ‘adios’ for the summer, business owners and budding entrepreneurs are looking for ways to inject some energy into their strategy and… Read more »

How much does it cost to register a business?

Registering a business in the UK costs between £12 and £100 depending on what method you choose. The cheapest and simplest way to register is online, but you can register by posting a form for a higher price. Online and postal services are the primary means of applying for registration for UK limited companies. If… Read more »

VAT Registration: Everything You Need to Know

The vast majority of goods and services in the UK qualify for a 20% VAT charge, which is added onto the base cost. Before they can charge VAT, UK companies need to go through a VAT registration process – whether or not this registration is mandatory depends on the turnover of your business. In this… Read more »

More businesses are choosing an Edinburgh address, says new report

What comes to mind when you think about Edinburgh? Do you think of its iconic castle? Perhaps the famous Fringe festival? You should also think about the fantastic business opportunities that the Scottish capital affords. Recently, Amazon, the online tech giant, rated Edinburgh highly for its business potential. As we see more and more people… Read more »

How to Complete an Online Tax Return

We’re at that time of year again where many people will have to fill out online tax returns. It’s likely you’ll be receiving a reminder in the post soon, if you haven’t already. People who have to complete an online tax return include the self-employed, people with savings income above the allowance threshold, and people… Read more »

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