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It doesn't have to be daunting!

Your new business starts right here. Register your company, get advice, a website, your marketing and more from Lobster and others.

Recent posts with tips on starting your business

Key Ways To Improve Social Network Interaction

The success of your digital presence depends on how well your website is complemented by your business’s social media presence, online advertising strategies and search engine optimization techniques. In short, they all need to work in sync for your website to do its...

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Your biggest barrier to starting a business

This article first appeared on the website Penelope Trunk in April 2012 Last month I gave a speech at the Natural Products Expo in California, and I took my son with me. Everyone’s an entrepreneur in my family, and my son’s first thought was that this would be a good...

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10 Things To Consider When Starting Up Your Business

Starting a new business can be an exciting and incredibly fulfilling, if occasionally terrifying experience. While pitfalls aplenty await you, like any journey, pre- planning can help you to skirt looming disaster and place you firmly on the path to future success....

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Some Of Our Favourite UK Business Blogs

Business blogs can be an invaluable source of sound advice given from the perspective of a fellow business person. Quite often these blogs are coming from an angle of giving opinions and experiences of mistakes made and lessons learned. Sometimes they can be offering...

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9 Tell-tale Signs It’s Time To Get A Virtual Assistant

Think you can’t afford to employ a virtual assistant? It may be time to think again. With hourly rates varying between £15 and £25, a VA is a cost-effective way of getting vital support for your business. Here are nine tell-tale signs you desperately need that...

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How Would The Digital Tax Revolution Affect You?

There could soon be a digital revolution in the way small businesses deal with tax. Last year, the Cameron government announced plans to introduce compulsory quarterly tax updates for businesses, being phased in between 2018 and 2020. Wherever humanly possible, those...

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How To Find A Free Mentor For Your Start-up

When we start out in business, we need someone with experience to help us find the right path. We all need a mentor. Business coaches can be expensive. What if you can’t afford one? There are business people out there who have offered their time free of charge to help...

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How Your B2B Company Can Dominate Social Media

Using social media to engage with potential customers and to build a community around your company is not only useful for small businesses – B2B companies can also use sites like LinkedIn and Twitter to their advantage too! Much in the same way that a small business...

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Is Your Small Business Niche Suitable For Social Media?

In this day and age of constant contact, fresh content and high visibility, the notion of not participating on social media is an odd idea for most small business owners. It is hard to believe that there are still some businesses that don't have to do social media....

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Over the years, we’ve helped many business start-up and grow, often from just an dream, taking it to a full reality with the business owner.

We love working in the exciting arena of start-ups when budgets are tight, the pressure is on and the dreams are huge.

Here we present resources to help you get started, find the help and information you need and the services that will make your idea a reality.

On the right of this page we present a number of links to external resources. Here you can register your business via one of our partners, register a domain name and even find investment for your new business.

Below we have collected a directory of businesses we’ve worked with over the years and can highly recommend.

Business Start-Up Resources

Company Registrations (from £34.99+VAT)

Our company formation system offers an all inclusive, easy to use, cost effective solution to forming a limited company in the UK.

Register your domain

Make sure you nab the domain name you want for your website before someone else does!

Looking for investment?

Get connected to angel investors in the U.K. who are ready and waiting to meet you.

Welsh Government Support

We’re lucky in Wales to have a fantastic source of support, help, finance and more from the local Government

Support group

We have a popular support group for people just starting out in business. You’re welcome to join us.

Recommended companies

The following are companies that we have worked with over the years and can recommend to anyone starting a new business venture. 

If you can’t find the service you need here then feel free to drop us a line at studio@lobsterdm.co.uk and we’ll be able to point you to someone we recommend.

Accountants

Green & Co Accountants
01633 871122
www.greenandco.com

Accountants Plus
The Enterprise Centre, Llwynypia Road, Tonypandy, CF40 2ET
01443 437495
www.accountantsplus.co.uk

I.T Support

QuickSmart I.T.
Cardiff Bay Business Centre,  201 Titan House,  Lewis Road,  Cardiff, CF24 5BS
0330 330 9069
www.quicksmart-it.com

Branding and graphic design

Touchline Design Limited
96 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2DT
07932 753 668
www.touchlinedesign.com

Washington Design Consultants Limited
Avon House, 19 Stanwell Road, Penarth CF64 2EZ
029 2071 1911
www.washdesign.co.uk

Creative Services Limited
Derlwyn, Ynyshir Road Porth, RCT, CF39 0DY
029 2115 0013
creative-services.ltd.uk

Business launch

Indaba Corporate Events
96 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2DT
07507 349076 / 07974 095607
indabacorporateevents.co.uk

Business Insurance

Motts Insurance Brokers
Times house, Plassey street, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan  CF64 1ET
029 2070 0635
www.mottsinsurance.com

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