Welcome to Comment and opinion, the section of Company Faqs where discussion and expression of thoughts, views and ideas are encouraged.
These pages cover a variety of topics and subject areas on company formation, setting up a new business and a multitude of other areas which it is hoped will be of interest to visitors.
Should you wish to make a contribution to the world of company incorporation, then this might be the appropriate forum to do it. All posts will be permanently recorded on this page and so will always be available in the future for readers to enjoy.
Please Submit your comments and opinions here and your articles will be published for the benefit of other users.
Contribution by Bill Harding, UK
Bill Harding speaks candidly about the fear which can engulf a person faced with the prospect of starting a new business.
He describes how these fears can be overcome by adopting a step-by step approach and minimising the risk and rate of change a person has to undergo.
Contribution by Nicola Pytecke, Pol
Nicola Pytecke reviews her experiences of using foreign characters in her company name and the unexpected results that followed.
Contribution by An Accountant, UK (identity withheld by request)
An anonymous contribution from an accountant seeks to expose some of the fictional benefits of buying a ready made company with a bank account. The story is both entertaining and makes some commonsense points.
Contribution by Company Faqs Staff, UK
Our own staff comments on the frequent occurrence of customers being confused by the response to a name search query. They talk about the limitation of company name checks and how these can eventually be overcome.
Contribution by D. Pickering, NI
Another common misconception, this time concerning Northern Ireland registered offices. D Pickering explains their experience at trying to register a UK company with a Belfast registered office.
Contribution by Chris Pullman, UK
Francis Hoist describes her inconvenience experienced at her local bank over the nationality she specified for her company secretary and the manner in which Companies House interpreted her entry.
Contribution by Sophie Manning, UK
In the current climate of electronic formations and 24 hours convenience, Sophie Manning relays some facts about when an incorporation can actually take place.
Contribution by Victor French, UK
Every organisation can make mistakes and according to Victor French, Companies House is occasionally one of these. He writes about an experience of having two companies registered with the same name.
Contribution by Claire Evans, UK
Whilst perhaps one of the most compelling reasons to form a company might be its limited liability status, Claire Evans provides commentary on the practical implications of setting up a company and trading.
Contribution by Richard Singlawn, UK
Richard Singlawn writes about the issues when forming a company outside office hours and relying on an outdated name search. He provides commentary on the queuing system for companies when applications are submitted for processing.
Contribution by Michael Fairbrough, UK
Michael Fairbrough discusses the issues of trying to incorporate a company when the name has already been used by another entity. He focuses also on the mechanisms available for informing clients that their registration has failed.