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

Facebook Advertising, Is It Good Or Just A Face-Ache?

#Facebook Advertising, Is It Good Or Just A Face-Ache? Just about every small #business and sole trader will be working from a very tight #marketing budget, so every penny counts, as they say. You may have already tried a bit of #social media marketing before, but may...

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Gasp! Did You Just Use The ‘M’ Word?

Isn't it funny how attitudes change over the years. These days of #social media #marketing makes us, as small #business owners, very wary of coming over as marketers who are only interested in pushing our own product or service. You see, after many years of being...

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Why Your Small Business Advertising May Suck

Why Your Small #business Advertising May Suck It used to be so simple back in the glory days of advertising. The advertising agencies dreamed up a simple, yet catchy advertising slogan, and paired it with an appealing visual, then usually billed you with an amount...

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Is Your Social Media Marketing Too Much About You?

Is Your Social Media #marketing Too Much About You? If you have been around for a little while, and have created a good few blog posts that you have shared over social media, and also created some posts just to use on #facebook or #twitter etc. it will now be a good...

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Small Businesses Are Still Neglecting Social Media!

Small Businesses are still Neglecting Social Media! In a recent survey conducted by research firm Clutch, it was discovered that about 50% of small businesses either do not use social media at all, or have accounts that are not being actively used. One quarter of...

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How Social Media Can Boost Your Small Business

How Social Media can Boost your Small Business Social media can be a truly effective tool to encourage more sales for many new and existing small businesses. In a study conducted by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK, it was found that close to 80% of consumers will...

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Do Locally Based Small Businesses Need Social Media?

Do locally based Small Businesses need Social Media? A lovely little boutique shop has just opened its doors for business in my local town centre, and to celebrate the opening the owner was throwing a bit of a welcome party. There were free drinks and nibbles on offer...

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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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