Setting up in business

Starting a new business can be exciting and daunting in equal measures. Counterculture has been there and done it (rather well), and helped many people tackle the important and often complex decisions that need to be made during the first days of trading.

We can help you choose the most appropriate structure for the new enterprise:

  • Sole trader / freelance
  • Partnerships, and Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited companies
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs).

We are well placed to help not only with any incorporation formalities, but also the advantages and disadvantages for tax purposes.

Of equal importance will be your trading name and style. We can help with trading names, brand names, and the relevance of trade marks and social media accounts.

For a small company, especially if it involves friends and families, there is a danger of conflict between personal interests and business decisions. When thinking about investment and decision making, we can help with:

  • Partnership Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Family charters
  • Investment Agreements
  • Loans and guarantees
  • Business Plans

If you would like to discuss setting up in business – even if your concern is not listed above, please contact us.