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Business Start Up

All businesses have to start somewhere, and the path from "good idea for a business" to profitable going concern can be a tricky one to navigate.

Usually it will start with formulating a high-level business plan.  After that, and in order to refine and carry out that business plan, decisions need to be made about:

  • structure - what corporate or other structure will your business take, who provides what to the business and what do they own in the business, and how will income be treated for tax purposes?
  • business names - what will your business be called?  Are several business names and trade marks relevant?  How will they be protected?
  • other intellectual property rights - what other IP is relevant to your business, where will it be held in your structure and how will it be managed and dealt with on an ongoing basis?  Are all IP rights crucial to your business protected?
  • governance issues - how will decisions be made in your business?  Have you thought about exit of business partners and entry of new partners?
  • business development and mitigation of risk - what do you propose to do to develop the business, what risks are there and how do you manage them?
  • dealings with customers and service providers - how will these be documented and managed?

These issues do not have to be difficult - but if you do not manage them properly from the outset, they can become very difficult.

How Can We Help?

We have extensive experience in advising and assisting businesses from their very earliest stages well into their long term trading and development.

We can assist you through each of the above stages and decisions and help you to co-ordinate the necessary expert consultants you will require along the way.  Once your business is up and running, we can also assist you with ongoing practical issues as they arise (see our other pages on this website for more specific descriptions of the types of things we can assist you with where necessary).

Particularly in the start up stages, you will expect your team to perform, and as part of your team, we will also perform - we stand by and constantly strive for our motto - Superior Service. Outstanding Results.