Home Main Body Text The Business and IP Centre Leeds is a one-stop source for all your business and intellectual property needs. We draw on a wide range of resources and have extensive experience in dealing with business and intellectual property enquiries. We are members of the Europe-wide PATLIB network, the British Library's Business & IP Centre network, and work closely with the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and other partners. Business InformationWhether you are taking your first steps in setting up in business, targeting new customers, increasing your knowledge of competitors or looking for new partners or markets we have a wealth of information at our fingertips Protecting your products and services We can guide you through the procedures required to help you protect your products and services using patents, trade marks, registered designs and copyright
Starting a business On this page you will find links to guidance on what you need to do for tax and National Insurance purposes when you start up a business as a self-employed person, a partnership or a limited company. You will also find links to additional help and support HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) offer new businesses. On this page: What you need to do when you start a business Follow the links below to guidance on what you need to do for tax and National Insurance purposes when you start a business including return filing and paying deadlines and what records you must keep. Self-employed tax and National Insurance Tax returns for partners and partnerships Starting up a limited company Getting started with VAT PAYE for employers Construction Industry Scheme Record keeping Importing and exporting goods and services Top Help and support for new businesses HMRC's help and support for businesses When you need to send payments and tax returns A calendar giving you all the dates of key tax deadlines in one place.
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Set up a business What you need to do to set up depends on your type of business, where you work and whether you take people on to help. Register your business Most businesses register as a sole trader, limited company or partnership. Sole traders It’s simpler to set up as a sole trader, but you’re personally responsible for your business’s debts. Find out more about being a sole trader and how to register. Limited companies If you form a limited company, its finances are separate from your personal finances, but there are more reporting and management responsibilities. Some people get help from a professional, for example an accountant, but you can set up a company yourself. Partnerships A partnership is the simplest way for 2 or more people to run a business together. You share responsibility for your business’s debts. Rules for your type of business You may have other responsibilities depending on what your business does. Check if you need: There are also rules you must follow if you: Where you work
Top tips for setting up your own business | MoneySupermarket Published: 20 October 2011 Topic: News,Money,Business Finance Rising unemployment is prompting increasing numbers of people to go it alone and set up their own businesses. Latest figures show that unemployment in the UK has now reached a 17-year high, with the number of people out of work rising by 114,000 to 2.57 million in the three months to August. With many predicting that jobless numbers could rise further, it's little wonder that the number of self-employed people in the UK has now topped four million. However, while being your own boss gives you the flexibility to work when and where you want, there are drawbacks you need to consider before becoming self-employed. These include not having a regular set income, as well as not having paid holidays or access to a company pension scheme into which an employer makes contributions. Work out how you are going to structure your business There are three main ways you can set up your business. Funding your business Set up a business bank account
Undergraduate » Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies The Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies discovery modules (delivered as part of the University’s Enterprise & Innovation discovery theme1) are designed to help you to enhance many of the non-subject specific, transferrable skills that top employers are seeking in graduates. For example: Organisation & Planning – Adaptability – Team working – Leadership – Communication skills – Networking – Creative thinking – Negotiation – Innovative ideas – Enterprise skills To see how the Enterprise & Innovation modules can link together, download a module map here2. Discovery modules 2016/17 Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Society Enterprise & Management Within these streams, modules are offered at three levels; please use the menu on the left to see the modules in each level. LUBS modules 2016/17 LUBS1890 Starting Your Own Business19 (Semester 1) At a time when competition for jobs is intense, developing such skills is one way to gain an advantage in the employment market.
How to set up your own company for less than £1,000 By Andy Yates, HuddlebuyUPDATED: 16:43 GMT, 11 January 2012 This is Money has teamed up with Huddlebuy.co.uk, Europe’s largest group buying site for entrepreneurs and businesses, to launch a great new weekly column. Each week we give you exclusive top tips and share secret savings. So if you are involved in a business, if you are an entrepreneur or would-be entrepreneur, a start-up, a home worker or consultant…read on and start saving money right away. This week we are looking at how to set up a fully fledged business for less than £1,000. Going online: Getting a website address is pretty cheap now The challenge is on – how to set up a fully fledged business for less than £1,000! We have all dreamt at one time or another of owning and growing our own business. I banged on about this so much to the Huddlebuy team they threw down the gauntlet – and challenged me to prove I could set up a fully fledged business for less than £1,000. 1. 2. Getting a website address is pretty cheap now. 3. 4.
CONNECT Yorkshire helps businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber get the funding and expertise they need. Young Enterprise: Empowering young people to learn, to work, to live Starting a business Resources Within the centre you will find an extensive collection of resources covering business start-up, marketing, intellectual property, employment law and health and safety. Many of these resources are available to loan. In addition a collection of e-books is also available to borrow for a range of devices through Leeds Library services Cobra - The Complete Business Reference Adviser Cobra is an essential database for anyone taking those first few steps into start-up. Business Opportunity Profiles: detailed start-up guides for 600+ business ideas Business Information Factsheets: point-by-point guides vital to all new and growing businesses UK Market Synopses: succinct market research guides covering key business sectors Local Area Profiles: guides to business information and support by location. Sources of Business Information: directory of organisations relevant to setting up a small business Events and Exhibitions: a database of national events and exhibitions by industry and location