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A HouseBeautiful Home Business by Emma Jones

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CHAPTER THREE. The Must-Do’s

Registering the company

AS THE BUSINESS comes into being, so does a duty to register the company as a trading entity. There’s also the company assets to consider (brand/name/idea) and how to protect them.

Register the company

When you set up in business there is one key organisation to contact and inform: HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). You may also need to register with Companies House. You can get help to do this from Companies Made Simple (www.companiesmadesimple.com), an award-winning company formation agent.

However, before contacting either HMRC or Companies House, have a think about the company status that suits you best. There are a number of options:

Self-employed

As it sounds, self-employed ...

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