Business Start-ups

Start-up advice

We can help you with all aspects of starting up in business. The best course of action will differ depending upon an individual’s circumstances. We will therefore get to know you and your aspirations for your business.

Advice on trading structure – self-employed or a limited company

A key decision is whether or not to incorporate the business. Incorporation may suit many businesses, but it is not the best route for everyone. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages is essential when making your decision.

Company formation service

If you decide to form a limited company then we can assist in the formation of the company, checking the availability of the chosen name, helping you to decide upon the share capital, appointing directors and registering the shareholders. We can provide a company secretarial and registered office service if required.

HMRC registration

Whether you trade as a sole trader, partnership or a limited company you will need to register with HM Revenue & Customs. Doing this correctly can save a lot of time and trouble. We can help you with this process.

Business plan preparation

Whether you need to raise finance or not, it is always wise to have a business plan in place when starting a new business. Howell & Co can help you with the development and implementation of your comprehensive business strategic plan. This identifies potential problems, any additional resources that are needed and help you develop a marketing plan to maximise sales and income.

Help in setting up accounting systems

It pays to get appropriate systems in place at the beginning. We can help you put in place the necessary controls and recording systems to help manage and control your business.