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    UK Web Design Agencies

    Hi I am doing some research in UK Web Design agencies and wanted to target 3 to do my research....

    I wondered does anyone know of any reputable UK Web Design Companies? I.e the best about.....

    If you could let me know I would appreciate it..

    Many thanks
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    Take a look in my profile.

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    WOW Nice site....

    I won't lie... I am setting up a business with a friend and we are gooing to target local businesses to start with.

    I was wondering if you could give me any tips..

    The main thing I am looking for is what sort of literature you send out to clients.. If you have a pack I would be really appreciative if you could send me one... I am sure we could not compete with you guys, but we could really learn from your literature

    Also do you have icq or another messenger ?

    More suggestions welcome
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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    I also have a web development business, although I doa lot of IT consultancy too such as setting up database systems for clients etc.

    I am a registered business and am VAT registered, you can take a look at my profile.

    I advice you to be careful and seek advice, you just cannot decide to set up a business and start trading like a lot of members here seem to do. Creating a website and calling yourself company director just doesn't do it. You will need to inform the Customs and Excise that you are trading, it willl not cost anything. Get in touch with me if you need business related advice.

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    Yeah Nikki,

    There will be two of us...

    We do plan on doing it properly... We will register our company at the end of the month and start to trade (or look for work)) at the end of July..

    We plan on registering a ltd company but I want to do things right..

    I have sent a icq authorisation
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    Hi

    I will not be on ICQ till 18.00 tonight because I cannot install it at work.

    PS. You spelt my name wrong!

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    Where are you based Cloughie - I may be able to help quite significantly.

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    Niky I am very sorry ! Won't happen again ! Just kiddiing I'll get it right from now

    I am based in Cambridge..
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    Just one a side-note, i'm in almost exactly the same position as Cloughie, but i've been trading as a sole trader for a while, so make sure you share any good advice out Nicci!

    Cloughie, if you'd like any info, I'm not an expert but i'll try and help out. Just drop me an ICQ.

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    Cloughie,
    I don't have an ICQ or messenger, but I'll send you some of our literature, so you can get a feel for what works.
    I'll send you a CD presentation too for some more ideas, we're getting some good results from that. Mail me your address for posting the CD and stuff.
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    Excellent Ploymath I REALLY appreciate it !!!!!!!!!!!

    Check your PM
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    OK, i suppose I could come up witha short piece on how to effectively and legally set yourself up in business, but I'm afraid it would only be relevant to those in the UK!

    Maybe some other members in different countries could do one for their country.

    If you are interested in contributing to thos email me at:
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    Go Nicky, Go Nicky !! (See I got your name right )

    Let us know when you got something together
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    Cloughie, one piece of advice I can give you is to get a small business adviser. Mine has been a godsend and gives me all sorts of free advice on the legal aspects of setting up a small business. Places like the Princes Trust and Shell Livewire can put you in touch with one. I'd also recommend www.startups.co.uk as it's a great source of useful information.

    Also have a look at www.companieshouse.gov.uk and request a pile of their free booklets as an aid to the legal side of setting up a limited company.

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    I agree, also the local Customs and Excise office will help you fill in your tax returns for free, better than any accountant if you ask me.

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    Donlt you by law have to have an accountant if you own a ltd company ?
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    I don't owna limited company, I am registered as a trader.

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    ahh you see I am going to form a business as a ltd company and I think by law you have to have a registered accountant to do your books... I donlt mind that actually I know from my Dad's expereince it is not too eexpensive and its between 2 of us.

    OK I am going to make an appointment with some from the Princes Trust this weekend to go and see them to discuss the next steps.

    I know a business account is easy to set up so I figure leave the bank alone for advice and just speak to the princes trust..

    Who else has been to a Princes Trust building and was it helpfull ?
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    Originally posted by Cloughie
    Niky I am very sorry ! Won't happen again !
    It just did

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    LOL, I was just playing
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    I don't think that with a private limited company you strictly need an accountant, so long as your accounts are up to date and accurate. I could however be wrong!

    Try this link for more information, it's a little jargon-ized but it makes some sense: http://ws3.companieshouse.gov.uk/notes/gbf1.html#one .

    I know that when I go for limited company status soon (with a friend) we're going to save ourselves a lot of the hassle and use a company formation agent. It's costing about 120 but they fill in all the forms and documents you need and also provide all the advice and information you could want on doing it properly. You also get bound copies of all the required memoranda and certification. Sure it's an outlay, but I'd rather do it this way than risk making a mistake myself and getting into trouble later on.

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    hmm what I really need is a step by step guide or a logical order on how to go about setting up a uk business.. Legal and logisitcs..

    Perhaps the Princes trust will helpus out on this but if anyone has any other websites hook me up
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    This seems quite informative:
    http://www.business.bt.com/sme/dbrie...t_up_index.htm
    Try asking Jeeves, that's where I got this from.

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    Kinda my field at the mo. Give them a call, they'll help you oodles and you may even find a grant is available.

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    Cloughie, for company formations agents, similar to what Fluffykins was saying, try First Business Systems
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