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Company Bank Accounts

13 September 2013

A business bank account is vital to the smooth running of any business. Although some sole traders may choose to use their personal accounts for their business banking as well, this can cause difficulties with bookkeeping and tax returns, and when it comes to setting up a limited company you must have a separate business bank account. This is because your limited company is a legal entity in its own right, and the money belongs to the company, not to you.

To make this process quick and easy, eformations offer company formations with a company bank account. We are a member of the Barclays New Business Introducer Scheme, which means we can offer a fast track bank account opening service with Barclays, and when the account is opened you’ll receive up to £35 cash back depending on the package you select.

We provide this service to take the hassle out of setting up a company bank account. Simply choose one of our company formation with business bank account packages, and we will send your company registration details straight over to Barclays. You’ll then be contacted within 48 hours to arrange an appointment with your Local Business Manager.

The account will give you free day-to-day banking transactions for up to two years, access to unique business management software and credit management tools, 2GB of data backup storage with i-sure business to keep your business data safe, and access to local business seminars, workshops and experts to help you get your business off the ground.

With your limited company formed and your business bank account set up, you’ll be able to get on with what’s important to you – running your new business. To make this process even easier, we offer unlimited email and telephone support, and can provide a range of additional services to make running your new limited company simple. These include payroll and bookkeeping, a complete accountancy service, or simply advice if that’s all you need, because here at eformations our friendly and professional experts take pride in offering the services you need to make setting up a new limited company simple, quick and easy to understand.

Things to Avoid While Starting Your New Business

10 September 2013

To start with, congratulations on taking the decision to start a new business. This can be the beginning of a wonderful adventure– as long as you stay clever and focused. Mistakes will be made. The point is to build a strong foundation so that if you do fall, getting up will be easier.

With research and planning you can save yourself from the chief obstacles. These are some of the more common mistakes you need to stay away from:

#1 Getting Loans From Friends and Family

This typically ends in a disaster. If you have an amazing idea and a well-organized business plan, you should be able to receive loans from institutions that specialize in these matters. Do you really want family and friends involved in your business decisions? Do you want to risk the relationship with people that you love? Be smart and resist the temptation, even if they offer.

#2 Building Something Nobody Wants

First, make sure that you are constructing the correct product for your audience before perfecting the experience. Also, before you create your manufactured goods, have a discovery phase where you explore the market, test your riskiest assumptions about your audience and discover any new and potentially more profitable opportunities.

#3 Having No Experience

In every occupation, there is an internship that must be served to succeed. Getting the experience is simple. All you have to do is work for someone who has a similar business. Want to start a bed-and-breakfast? Go and work for one for a few months and learn the real-world problems. Working at an establishment is really a paid tuition program that will help ensure success. While you are working and learning, keep a record of everything you experience each day and begin building your business plan as a result.

#4 Not Embracing New Technology

A main reason that this is the golden age of small businesses is that technology empowers us to do more; better, faster, and cheaper than ever before. Not only do you need to take advantage of the software, websites, computers and other tools that are available, but you simply must stay up to date with technological progress.

#5 Planning On Making a Profit Right Away

Most small businesses are not profitable within their first year or two. You should have a reliable source of income from something other than your new business to sustain yourself during your start-up period.

In summary, launching a new company is a very exciting time. Making sure the company registration is properly formed, or incorporated, is an important first step.