S1E1 Forming and registering a business

Start Your Own Business podcast - series 1 episode 1

The pros and cons of the main business formation options and how to legally register your new business

In this episode, we speak to expert Carl Reader, who talks through the main options for forming a business, how to register and the steps you need to take before reaching that point. He also touches on whether you need to register for VAT, business bank accounts and working with an accountant.



Show notes

Find links to all the resources mentioned in this episode, along with related content, below.

Registering your business

Tax and VAT

Sector-specific regulations

  • Specific regulations for 200 different types of business (eg a hotel, printer or taxi firm).

About Carl Reader

Carl is a serial entrepreneur, chairman of business advisory firm d&t, and the best-selling author of ‘Boss It’. He features regularly in the national press and on stage globally. Carl has helped thousands of business owners either start or grow their business by helping them understand that business isn't difficult, in language an eight-year-old can understand.

About our sponsor

Thanks to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) for sponsoring the Start Your Own Business podcast.

If you’ve got a brilliant business idea or you’re on your way to start-up success, FSB is here to help you every step of the way. As the leading voice of 5.5 million small business owners and the self-employed, they’re helping entrepreneurs like you to achieve your ambitions.

Business life can be tough, but with FSB by your side, you won’t have to go it alone. From market-leading business services like 24/7 legal advice and financial expertise, to local networking and a powerful voice heard in governments across the UK, you’ll always have support by your side. With FSB’s updates on the latest guidance relating to important issues like trade, digital skills, late payments, and sustainability, you’ll stay one step ahead.

Find out more about how FSB can support you to start, run and grow your business at fsb.org.uk/join.

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