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Company Registrations Online
Headers: Form a Company, Names & Searches, Additional Services, Company Documents, Customer Support, Price List
Company Registrations Online is a company formation agent that will arrange the incorporation of your business online, by fax, post, email or via a local rate number, whatever type of limited company you wish to form. You can also use the site to perform company searches. Additional services on offer are accountant introductions, annual compliance service, brass name plates, business advice, company seals, conference facilities, corporate company secretary appointment, domain name registration, hosting solutions, mail forwarding service, nominee shareholders, registered office facility, restoration of dissolved companies, telephone answering service and trademark registration. Company Registrations Online Ltd is based in Stockport, Cheshire.
Headers: Full Colour Printing
Eightpoint specialises in short run colour digital prints which means they will print as few as 100 business cards and from just 1 leaflet, brochure, postcard or letterhead. You can upload your own artwork, use one of their templates or take advantage of their design service. Prices exclude VAT. Eightpoint is based in Stockport, Cheshire.
Headers: Tax Return Service, Other Services, Tax Info, Tax Guides.
No-nonsense, helpful and brisk and businesslike, tax return site for PAYE or Self-Emplyed. The clearly laid out site inspires confidence that they can deal with the tax minefield! They will sort your tax return out and you can expect to pay £130 for PAYE and £250 if you are Self-Employed. Nothing to pay until they have done it and you can pay by credit-card if you like. They have an online-form to fill in to get a more details and you can also order a free brochure. They rightly point out that anyone can set themselves up as a tax expert and gently inform us that they are qualified accountants and not just a dotcom company!
One to One Business Services
Last minute work? Qualified secretaries can rattle up reports, manuscripts, projects invoices/statements etc. They can also handle database maintenance, graphics and diary keeping - see the full list on their services page. Best of all you can use their enquiry form and if you do this before 4:00pm you will be responded to and dealt with on the same day.
Headers: Company Start Up Services
StartNewBusiness provides a complete package of services for those wishing to start a new company, from incorporation to getting your business online. The package includes: Incorporation, VAT and Inland Revenue Set Up, Stationery Pack, Accounts Software, Business Planning Toolkit, Accounting, 0870 Phone and Fax Numbers, Virtual Office, Domain Name and e-mail, Web Site, Employment Contracts, Confidentiality Agreements, Terms of Business, Registered Office Service, Company Secretary Service. Everything, in fact. Your company can be formed and ready to trade in 4-6 working days. Based in Manchester, StartNewBusiness is owned by IncWise Ltd which was founded and is managed by a qualified barrister and an IT consultant.
The Sales Training Consultancy
Headers: Sales Training
The Sales Training Consultancy offers a variety of products on sales training, including tailor-made materials, plus online courses as well as a range of in-house and open courses designed specifically for businesses and individuals. The company also offers consultancy services on sales related issues. You can download their brochure in pdf format. Founded in 1989, The Sale Training Consultancy is based in Haxby, York.
If you want to find a business in your area, then touch will do the searching for you. I typed plumbers and my local area into the search box and touch were able to produce quite a respectable list of plumbers near to me. If you prefer you can use their map to locate businesses in your area. If you would like to advertise your business with touch, there are free and paid for listings available.
Business Search PRO On-Line
Headers: Businesses Data Base.
Business Search is a complete sales & marketing tool online operated by Thomson Directories and allows you to search a database of over 2 million UK business listings, build direct mail lists and buy data online via credit card. You can either register free and buy data as and when, or you can buy an annual membership (£200 + VAT pa) which entitles you to view all data on screen and also work with data in an on-screen campaign manager.
Note: You can only use the site if you have Internet Explorer