A trade mark is a way of clearly identifying your brand while also legally protecting the trade mark from being used or copied by a rival company to promote their own goods or services. Some trade marks, such as Coca Cola, Apple, Nike etc., are recognised around the globe and have achieved almost iconic status, but you don’t have to be a multi-national company before applying to register a trade mark.
You may have considered a range of funding options to help grow your start-up, one of them being venture capital. But what exactly is venture capital, how do you access it, what are the pros and cons of going down this particular route, and is it even suitable for your type of business?
On the face of it, capital gains tax (CGT) is pretty easy to understand: it’s the tax you have to pay when you sell an asset that has grown in value. You will only pay CGT on any profit you made from the sale and not on the overall sum you received.
One area that can cause employers a great deal of anxiety is knowing what to do when they need to dismiss an employee. Employment Law on dismissing staff applies across the board for all companies in the UK, but whereas large organisations have HR departments who are up to speed on disciplinary procedures, small business … Read more
The Companies Act 2006 is a complex piece of legislation that took eight years of lengthy consultation before agreement could be reached on the final provisions. The new Act, which became law in October 2009 and contains more than 1,300 sections, replaces the 1985 Act. It aims to modernise company law, simplify legislation, enhance the rights of shareholders, ease the administration burden for companies, and codify the duties of company directors.
Choosing the best hosting provider for your website can often seem a complex and at times, confusing process. If you’re tech savvy, great. If not, how do you know which provider or server to go for when there are so many options? What’s the difference between dedicated, shared and hybrid servers and what are the … Read more