Setting up an online store: The basics

E-commerce: the basics

 

If you’re planning to set up an online store, you have a lot to consider. Amongst other things, your checklist will include applying for a business license, developing a concept, and calculating your finances. But don’t despair! A host of e-commerce programs and optimisation...

 

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

 

Crowdfunding is a way of raising funds for a project using an online campaign. It’s a popular way of financing, especially for private individuals and startups. Usually private individuals are addressed directly. Four main crowdfunding models have been established, which differ...

 

Startup financing | Options for funding

Startup funding: tips on corporate financing and promotion

If you want to create your startup independently, the question will come up sooner or later of how the company will be financed. Nowadays, there are so many options for startup funding: regional and nation-wide funding programs can help, as well as angel investors, startup centers, and other investors. Long-term subsidies that last two or more years are not a rarity in the startup industry. Learn...

Part-time self-employment

Self-employed part-time – what do I need to know?

Would you like to work part-time as a self-employed person? You are not the only one. No wonder, as there are some advantages to owning a start-up, like minimiszing your financial risk. Starting a part-time self-employed side gig is easy, but there are certain conditions to be observed. If you start your own business on a part-time basis, you will be faced with a number of considerations: How will...

setting up a limited company

Setting up a limited company

Do you want to put a business idea into practice and set up a limited company? You may already have basic knowledge of Ltds, but do you know the process of starting one, how much it costs, and how long it will take? We list the steps to take and provide a checklist so you can keep on track.

Patent application

How to patent an idea in the UK: The procedure and costs explained

Those who apply to register a patent protect their intellectual property against third parties using the same idea. But a patent application requires good preparation and a lot of effort. Before national or even international protection of your idea is guaranteed, there is often a long way to go through various authorities. We explain how to successfully apply for a patent and how to save time and...

Declaration of intent

Declaration of intent–what’s behind it?

Shopping for bread at the bakery, grabbing a coffee at the station, ordering online: Every day, we get involved in legal transactions, and each time, we enter a declaration of intent. From a legal perspective, the process covers many different aspects. Which elements belong to a declaration of intent, and what types exist? We’ll explain the meaning of a declaration of intent with some examples.

Business permits for start-ups

Starting a business: entrepreneur vs business owner

Starting a business can be a dream come true for many entrepreneurs. Once you’ve decided on the right legal structure and told HMRC about your plans, you may think you’re ready to get going. But depending on the type of business you operate you may have to apply for a licence or permit to sell goods or services. Here’s what you need to know.

Guarantor

What are guarantors?

Getting a loan sometimes doesn’t work out because the bank is not certain that the applicant can afford the instalments. A guarantee helps secure this. But what is a guarantee ? It gives a creditor additional security for an agreed payment: in an emergency, the guarantor pays the amount owed. This can be a private person, but also an insurance company or a bank, for example. What exactly is a...

Register as a sole trader

How to register as a sole trader

It’s easy to become self-employed in the UK. All you need to get started is a business idea and a bit of courage. The one-person business does require registration with the HMRC and there are a few other requirements you will need to fulfil. It’s important to understand the risks and costs that could arise when you’re registering as a sole trader.

What is a sole trader?

The sole trader: Everything a business founder should know

Sole traders or sole proprietors are the most popular business form in the UK. Compared to other enterprise structures, the set-up costs are low and start-up funding can be low depending on your business. Registering as a sole trader makes it easy to become self-employed. However, if you’re planning to start your own business, you should be aware of the steps and risks involved.

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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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