Move over, Starbucks! Independent coffee shops are back on the rise, and ready to challenge the big brand monopolies.
In 2017, shares of Whitbread, owners of the multinational Costa Coffee fell 6% after the coffee brand’s annual revenue slowed to 2%. Meanwhile, SimplyBusiness reported that independent coffee shops are cropping up across the country at a rapid rate. The site reported a 69% growth in independent coffee startups in Nottingham compared to the previous year, a 53% increase in Birmingham and a 48% rise in Sheffield. So how do you start a coffee shop?
Breaking into the property development industry can be a rewarding enterprise, but you’ll likely face a number of challenges on the way. Aside from being great at selling, developers must excel at marketing, project management, property market analysis, and most importantly, understanding what buyers want and need.
Getting your Company Formation right first time round is as easy as…
Incorporation of a limited company through our systems is, as our name suggests, a simple process. However, this simplicity can lead to points being overlooked that can have a negative impact on your company. This can lead to unnecessary stress and focus being diverted away from the more important matters of running your business. The following is a run through of potential ‘pitfall’ areas:
Registered office address
• Note that the registered office address is visible to the public on the Companies House systems, so if you’re using your residential address please be wary of this. We do offer a registered office address service in our privacy, comprehensive and ultimate packages and as a stand alone service. Continue reading →
If you have formed a limited company, you have two filing obligations with Companies House; annual returns and annual accounts. Due to the wording, these two are often mistaken for each other – the aim of this post is to put an end to this confusion!
The return is a yearly update with Companies House to inform them whether there have been any changes to the structure of the company. These could be changes to directors, shareholders, share structure, the nature of the business, or the registered office. Even if there have been no changes, it’s still necessary to file an annual return. The annual return is due (at the latest) 1 year and 28 days after the company is formed (but can be filed any time before, as long as the company is 1 month old) and then subsequently for each year following. Continue reading →
Starting your own company is a very exciting time; however it can be confusing deciding where to turn first. The free Business Start Up Tool Kit is designed to help you make those first tentative turns. Here is a brief rundown of:
• What’s included in the Business Start Up Toolkit
• How the products delivered to you
• How you can make the most of each product
Free Fast-track Barclays Business Bank Account with £50 cashback
How is it delivered?
Once you have purchased your chosen package you will be presented with our bank screen. If you click on the Barclays option you will be prompted to enter in your personal contact details. This information will be sent over to Barclays who will be in contact (in 2-3 working days) to set up a meeting. This service is available to UK customers only.
How can you make the most of it?
Once the account has been set up, you can claim the cashback by referring back to our website and clicking on the Barclays icon at the right hand side of the homepage. Click on the tab starting ‘Already opened your account?’ – you can then claim the cashback. Continue reading →