Starting your own business

Setting up your own business is exciting but it's important that you make the right decisions:
Choice of business structure Should you trade as a sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership or company? We can talk you through the commercial and tax issues and help you make the right choice for you.
Business plans and budgets If you need funding from a bank, a well-presented business plan can make all the difference. Budgets can give you peace of mind that you can afford to start your business and they can help you control your costs.
VAT registration Not sure if you should be VAT registered? We can give advice on the various schemes available and, if appropriate, guide you through the registration process.
Accounting system We can give you advice on the best way to keep your records. This may be a manual cashbook, a computer spreadsheet, or a simple accounts package like Sage.
If you are to trade through a company, we can also help you with:
Company formation We can set up your company for you.
Registered office Our office can act as the registered office of the company and the contact point for HM Revenue & Customs and Companies House. If we get any post for you, we'll forward it on.