Limited Company Help

Are you thinking of setting up a limited company, or are you a seasoned business owner?

Run by an experienced team, our site contains concise guides to everything from company formation to dealing with tax and taking on your first employees. We’ve been operating business advice sites for nearly 20 years.

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Legal

What are patents and how do I get one?

If you’ve designed a new product or process that you believe is unique you may want to protect your invention by taking out a patent. But what exactly is a patent, what level of protection does it offer, and how easy is it to apply for one?

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how do i get a patent
Legal

What is a patent and how do I apply for one?

If you’ve designed a new product or process that you believe is unique you may want to protect your invention by taking out a patent. But what exactly is a patent, what level of protection does it offer, and how easy is it to apply for one?

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what is an exit strategy
Legal

What is an exit strategy, and do you have one?

What is your ultimate aim for your company? Have you prepared, or are you working towards, an exit strategy? Perhaps you haven’t given it a second thought and plan to go on running your company for years to come, but in business – as in life – things can change quickly.

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number of companies in the UK
Limited Company Guides

How many limited companies are there in the UK?

After sole trader status, the limited company is the most popular business structure in the UK. Here we look at how many there are on the official register, and how the number of incorporated businesses have grown massively over the past decade.

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Starting Up

How to choose the right logo for your business

Unless the services or products you offer are truly unique, you are likely to be operating in a competitive market against dozens, if not hundreds, of other companies. One way to help give you an edge over the competition is by creating a powerful visual identity for your brand – a logo!

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overtrading
Starting Up

How to avoid problems caused by ‘overtrading’

For businesses everywhere, the aim is to be successful – but is it possible to be too successful? Well, ‘yes’ is the answer, especially if your business expands too quickly, which is something that can happen to start-ups in particular.

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