Start a side business

Starting a side business

Are you planning on setting up a side business and want to know how to go about it? Starting your own side business while working full time is a great way to minimise your financial risk. Test the waters, but first make sure you are legally registered and that you are even allowed to work on the side. This article contains a step-by-step guide on how to make the process run without a hitch.

Register as self-employed

Registering as self-employed

What constitutes as self-employed? Who needs to register themselves? And how does the process work? Registering as self-employed in the UK is quite straightforward, but to give you peace of mind, we take you step-by-step through the process as well as explain what the Self Assessment tax form is and when it needs to be filled out.

Company mission, vision, values

Mission statement vs. vision statement

Even if prices are raised and there are more affordable alternatives on the market, we will often continue to buy products from the same brand. The reason for this is the same as explaining why we always choose to fly with the same airline or get our coffee from the same place: we share the company’s values. These values are formed on the basis of the company vision and mission statement. But what...

Insurance for self-employed

Insurance for the self-employed

Becoming self-employed also means taking out insurance. If you would forget to take out certain insurance policies, this can, in the worst case, lead to losses in millions. As a rule, entrepreneurs should take out both personal and company policies. We will tell you which insurance policies for freelancers and the self-employed these are and what you should pay attention to when taking out a...

Due diligence

Due diligence: definition and history of precautionary risk assessment

By definition, due diligence is pretty much risk assessment undertaken with great care. Anyone who buys a company, or has shares in a company or in real estate, should carry out due diligence procedures to protect themsevles from unpleasant legal or financial consequences. Although this examination can sometimes be complex and expensive, failing to do so and paying the price later is usually more...

Company register

Company registration: Is it compulsory?

Company registration might not be required for every UK business, but the majority of companies need to register with Companies House. We introduce you to the registration body and explain the registration process for companies that need to be incorporated.

General partnership liability

General partnership – Who is liable?

Commercial law provides for various regulations when it comes to liability issues in a general partnership. The company itself may enter into liabilities and have to assume responsibility for them independently. You can find out who is liable and how liability is regulated for the entry and withdrawal of partners or how to dissolve a general partnership in this article.

Crowdfunding sites to fund your projects

The best crowdfunding sites – a comparison

Crowdfunding sites allow artists and start-ups to collect donations for their projects. Instead of relying on large investors, you place your trust in a donations-based financing concept, which operates on small donations by lots of individuals. In return, you reward your backers with updates about your developing project, as well as sending them a small thank you gift in return – although this is...

Stakeholder

Stakeholder - do you know your stakeholders?

You will most likely know the shareholders in your company. What does the stakeholder situation look like? The success of your company depends on various groups of people. Not all of these people are employed by you or have shares in your business. In particular, external stakeholders such as suppliers and customers, as well as the state and the general public, have a massive impact on the success...

Capacity to contract

What is there to know about the capacity to contract?

Regulations around individuals’ capacity to contract look at who may act in legal transactions and who may not or only to a limited extent. In this way, persons unable to contract are to be protected from unknowingly damaging themselves or others. Whether a person has the capacity to contract depends on their age or mental health. But what is the capacity to contract, what changes at which age...

Get Started

Starting a business can be challenging. In this category, prospective entrepreneurs will find everything from coming up with a sustainable idea and creating a strong business plan, to funding, legalities, and the key steps required to get a project off the ground.


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