The basics of Self Assessment – what you need to know

What is Self Assessment and how might it affect you as a business owner? Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant to award-winning online accounting software provider FreeAgent, explains all. Continue reading The basics of Self Assessment – what you need to know

The MadeSimple Start-Me-Up Playlist

Feeling unmotivated? Nothing lifts you out of a funk, like a little funk. Or electronic. Or rock. Or pop. We’ve created a Youtube playlist that’ll get your fingers tapping quick smart. Check out our choices, listen to the playlist, then get back to work. Happy listening!

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Let’s celebrate World Environment Day! 10 ethical businesses you need to know about


It’s World Environment Day! Because today is all about appreciating the world around us and being mindful of global environmental and ethical issues, we thought we would name our top ‘10 Ethical Companies’. Here you’ll find a collection of businesses who are really doing their bit! When you’ve finished reading, let us know who you think is ethical and why on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.
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What are the differences between a Director and a Shareholder?

When incorporating a Limited by Shares company you will need a Director and a Shareholder. Both are pivotal to the general running of the company with the differences depending on the company type; Limited by Shares, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or Limited by Guarantee. We know it can be confusing when setting up a company, so we have written this handy post that covers the differences between these two roles and everything else you need to know.

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10 online tools and apps that will make doing business super simple

There are so many apps and tools out there claiming that they can help increase efficiency, productivity and so on, it’s a chore in itself sifting through them all. Well sift no more, we’ve compiled 10 (well actually 11) of our favourites that will help you do beautiful business, simply. Continue reading 10 online tools and apps that will make doing business super simple

A quick guide to the Director’s Residential Address

During the limited company formation process you need to provide a number of different addresses:

  • Registered office
  • Shareholder address
  • Person with significant control address
  • Director’s service address
  • Director’s residential address

In this post we’re going to concentrate on the final address is this list; the director’s residential address. Whilst this is clearly where the director lives, there are still some important things that you should know about the address. Let’s get started. Continue reading A quick guide to the Director’s Residential Address

Can I use the 20-22 Wenlock Road Registered Office service if my company wasn’t formed by you?

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Absolutely. Our Registered Office service, which operates from our own offices at 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU – can be used by any England and Wales limited company, even if it wasn’t formed by us. This is provided that you pass on the necessary proof of ID and proof of address documents needed to comply with the Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations. Continue reading Can I use the 20-22 Wenlock Road Registered Office service if my company wasn’t formed by you?

Protecting your property: An introduction to trademarking

Incorporating a limited company is one of the most effective ways of securing your business name. It means that nobody else can register a company using that witty name you’ve been sitting on for years before you’ve had a chance to get things off the ground. But it’s a common misconception that registering a name with Companies House brings with it all worldly rights to the name. Continue reading Protecting your property: An introduction to trademarking

‘Your Business Adventure’ – a MadeSimple infographic

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Formed a company but not sure what to do next? No problem adventurers. We’ve designed this infographic to help you navigate through the early stages of running and growing your very own business. You’ll find tips-a-plenty and some guidance on dodging potential hazards. It’s a jungle out there… but we’re here to help. Continue reading ‘Your Business Adventure’ – a MadeSimple infographic