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Starting up in business - Let us help you get on track

Business Advice and Planning

Advice and help on everything to do with setting up in business is available through MCC Business Solutions which operates throughout the boroughs of Merton, Kingston and Richmond. MCC Business Solutions runs a regular programme of seminars and workshops and one to one advice is also provided. Planning your business is a vital element in setting up a successful business and we can provide detailed help in both this and other business areas such as marketing finance and employment issues. Call us on 020 8947 0055.

Tax and National Insurance

All businesses must register with Inland Revenue for Tax and National Insurance purposes using form CWF1. There are also other booklets available giving details of National Insurance. Further detailed information can be obtained from the local Tax Office or by visiting www.hmrc.gov.uk

Legal Advice

Free legal advice is available via the Law Society through their Lawyers for your Business Scheme. In some cases MCC Business Solutions can also put clients directly in touch with members of the scheme in all three of the boroughs we cover. Legal aspects you may need to consider are:

Business Names or company registration
Partnership agreements
Leases or property purchase
Planning Consent (working from home)
Health & Safety and Food Hygeine
Licencing or registration (ie. Nursing Agencies)

The High Street Banks offer a range of financial services for small businesses and have Small Business Advisers available to help start up and existing small businesses. They provide packs which cover the main areas of setting up a business. These include guidance on preparing a business plan including a disk to prepare your own plan on a computer. In addition to advice and finance, banks will offer insurance and other services. However, like any product, shop around to get the best deal.