Starting Your Business

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

Is Social Media The New Customer Complaints Department?

Is Social Media The New Customer Complaints Department? According to a study conducted by Echo Managed Services, a leading customer contact outsourcer, more consumers are turning to social media to voice their complaints than ever before. The study has shown that...

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New Year’s Resolutions For Small Businesses

So, here we are in a brand-new year! We have taken a well-deserved break to spend precious time with our family and friends, exchanged gifts – and probably gained so many extra pairs of socks that you will be good for the rest of the decade – and maybe also wished...

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Using Candid Photographs To Promote Your Business Brand

Using candid photographs to Promote your #Business Brand Earlier this year my local town launched a new #Facebook page to jointly promote local business alongside what is so great about our town. Rather than just write about a single business, or an upcoming special...

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How To Craft The Perfect Facebook Business Page

How To Craft The Perfect #Facebook Business Page When you are running your own small #business, you have to be a bit of a DIY expert, especially if you are a sole trader or have such a limited budget that you cannot hire in #social media professionals to help to boost...

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Are You Answering Back With Intent?

Are You Answering Back With Intent? Your blog and #social media sites are building a nice following, and you are seeing some comments on a regular basis, but is your dialogue really working for you? The more you converse with your readers, the more your engagement...

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Today I Am Going To Blog About…..Erm…

Small #business blogs. Love them or hate them, but what should you DO with them? You may be a natural born writer with lots of ideas spinning around your head that you can blog about. Then again, you may be the complete opposite, and really struggle to string a...

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Why Do We Crave Success, But Hate To See It In Others

Why Do We Crave Success, But Hate To See It In Others Back in the New Year, I joined a world-wide affiliate #marketing group with an aim to be part of a team of like-minded entrepreneurs, with a view to giving each other encouragement and moral support. All is going...

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Why You Should Be More Like Jeremy Corbyn

Why You Should be more like Jeremy Corbyn I don't want to get into a political debate here, and I am not trying to incite you to throw blunt objects at your computer screen either. Love him or hate him, Jeremy Corbyn is making headlines right now, and there is a very...

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How To Hack Your Social Media Post Writing

How to Hack your #Social Media Post Writing Do you know what the one thing is that most small #business owners dislike doing above everything else? Coming up with ideas for writing regular social media posts. For many entrepreneurs, sole traders and small business...

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Oh, That’s Pretty! But What Am I Supposed To Do Now?

Have you ever visited a website and thought, wow! Nice website.....but where do I go from here? The problem faced by most small #business owners is that we may choose to build our own websites in an effort to save some money. Self-build sites are quite commonplace...

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Because It’s All About You…Isn’t It?

Because It's All About You...Isn't It? OK, stay with me here because I am going to talk about quite a dry subject – your About Me page. I can see you are rolling your eyes already..... Some people have a real problem with their About Me page. Can I ask you a question?...

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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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