Quick and easy video advice

Our resident company expert, Nicholas Campion, presents the best advice on starting and running a business - sharing his experience and knowledge on a range of business topics.

Company Formation
Directors and Secretaries
Shares and Shareholders
Startup Advice
Business Tips
Finance & Tax
About Companies
Staying Compliant

Company Formation

How to start a company in the UK

How to start a company in the UK

7 mins
Everything you need to know about the company registration number

Everything you need to know about the company registration number

13 mins
Limited company or sole trader? We help you decide

Limited company or sole trader? We help you decide.

13 mins
Company formation: what you need to know

Company formation: what you need to know

14 mins
Do I have to use ‘Limited’ in my company name?

Do I have to use ‘Limited’ in my company name?

5 mins
Does a company need articles of association?

Does a company need articles of association?

6 mins
How do I get a certificate of incorporation?

How do I get a certificate of incorporation?

6 mins

Directors & Secretaries

What is a company officer?

What is a company officer?

7 mins
Appointing and removing a company director

Appointing and removing a company director

19 mins
Directors' addresses explained

Directors' addresses explained

6 mins
Are directors employees of a company?

Are directors employees of a company?

6 mins

Shares & Shareholders

Transferring and issuing company shares

Transferring and issuing company shares

11 mins
What is a company shareholder?

What is a company shareholder?

8 mins
The pros and cons of share capital

The pros and cons of share capital

8 mins
Can I transfer shares to my children?

Can I transfer shares to my children?

10 mins
Dividends - do all shareholders get them?

Dividends - do all shareholders get them?

11 mins

Startup Advice

Is your business idea really that good? 5 ways to find out

Is your business idea really that good? 5 ways to find out

9 mins
Why most businesses fail in the first 3 years

Why most businesses fail in the first 3 years

20 mins
Limited company or sole trader? We help you decide.

Limited company or sole trader? We help you decide.

13 mins
The real reason you should form a limited company

The real reason you should form a limited company

7 mins

Business Tips

How do I protect my business name

How do I protect my business name

5 mins
Negative customer reviews - how to deal with them

Negative customer reviews - how to deal with them

12 mins
Selling a company as a sole shareholder and director

Selling a company as a sole shareholder and director

7 mins

Finance & Tax

What is a company’s Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)?

What is a company’s Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)?

6 mins
Is my company number my tax number?

Is my company number my tax number?

7 mins
What is the Government Gateway?

What is the Government Gateway?

6 mins
The top 10 Self Assessment tax return mistakes and how to avoid them

The top 10 Self Assessment tax return mistakes and how to avoid them

24 mins
Do I need an accountant to do my Self Assessment tax return?

Do I need an accountant to do my Self Assessment tax return?

8 mins
12 Self Assessment expenses you didn’t know you could claim

12 Self Assessment expenses you didn’t know you could claim

17 mins
10 ways to reduce your Corporation Tax bill

10 ways to reduce your Corporation Tax bill

12 mins
VAT - the pros and cons of voluntary registration

VAT - the pros and cons of voluntary registration

8 mins
10 tips on how to improve your company's cash flow

10 tips on how to improve your company's cash flow

17 mins
13 allowable expenses your limited company is not claiming

13 allowable expenses your limited company is not claiming

17 mins
Working from home? 7 expenses you should be claiming

Working from home? 7 expenses you should be claiming

11 mins

About Companies

What does it mean to be a limited company?

What does it mean to be a limited company?

5 mins
What is a limited company SIC code

What is a limited company SIC code

7 mins
What are limited company resolutions?

What are limited company resolutions?

6 mins
What is a holding company?

What is a holding company?

7 mins
Converting from LLP to limited company: the benefits

Converting from LLP to limited company: the benefits

9 mins

Staying Compliant

The limited company dates that you need to know about

The limited company dates that you need to know about

9 mins
The confirmation statement explained

The confirmation statement explained

8 mins
Late confirmation statement? Here’s what to do

Late confirmation statement? Here’s what to do

11 mins
Do I need to tell Companies House when I move house?

Do I need to tell Companies House when I move house?

9 mins
How to fix an incorrect director's date of birth at Companies House

How to fix an incorrect director's date of birth at Companies House

7 mins
What are the filing requirements of a limited company?

What are the filing requirements of a limited company?

13 mins