You Look After The Business, We Look After The Books

12 Steps When Starting Out

For the new owner managers - we've a selection of websites, which we hope will help you in your journey

1. Company Formations start from as little as £23.50. You can have your company formed within hours. Check with Companies House to see if the name you had in mind for your company, has been taken or not.

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2. Get registered with the Inland Revenue - Corporation Tax, VAT, PAYE, Self Assessment etc.,  And phone up their helplines if you are stuck...

For VAT advice call 0845 010 90000845 010 9000

For the Newly Self Employed call 08459 15 45 1508459 15 45 15

For the Self Employed call 0845 9000 4440845 9000 444

For CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) call 0845 366 78990845 366 7899


3.Get business cards and Printing done with a good printer. .

4. Allow your customers different options to be able to pay you. Create a Merchant Account  Accept credit card purchases for your business and expand your opportunities by setting up a merchant account. Get a card-reader, and take payments from people over the phone.


5. Contact us and find a good book keeper ! OR do some training, so that you, or the person responsible for your books actually does a great job.

6. Join some networking groups such as your local chamber of commerce. There are different types of groups. Black pound. Athena.

7. As you start employing people, then make sure you have a good HR System in place. Snowdrop provides integrated HR Systems, Software and Services to mid sized UK businesses.

8. Get yourself 'out there' by being listed on directories:

Business Finder UK

Internet Directory

Desk Link Directory

Free Directory

Peak Directory

Small Business Directory UK

Free Business Directory -

And Swap Links with other companies / websites
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9. Remember to give generously to worthwhile causes such charities like The  MS Society

10. Plan for the future. You don't know what is around the corner. It's always a good idea to have life insurance, a pension and a will in place. We have teamed up with a will writing company, and can offer a will from £150. See our boogles wills price list, or email

11. Always review your costs, and make sure that you're on the best plan. See: our sister website for a good deal on your utilities.

12. Get A FREE Dropbox:

If you can think of any other useful link that should be included on this page, do let us know.