Author: Julia Richards

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What Are the Benefits of Using VoIP in Your Business?

What Are the Benefits of Using VoIP in Your Business?

In the early days of the internet, using a VoIP phone for business was a bit of an adventure. Lags, choppy lines and inability to hear the other person all added to the frustrations of daily calling. Also, there was the problem of insufficient WiFi connectivity across the country and utterly atrocious speeds and bandwidth… Read more »

5 Ways a Business Mentor Can Help Your Business Succeed

5 Ways a Business Mentor Can Help Your Business Succeed

Successful business people who were once young, brash, and then hit up hard against the walls of their own making are the first to step back and say, “Maybe I don’t know everything there is to know here.” Indeed, with success often comes humility. As a successful entrepreneur, Daymond John, Founder of FUBU, says, “As… Read more »

6 Hacks to Improve Cost-Efficiency in Your Business

6 Hacks to Improve Cost-Efficiency in Your Business

Improving cost-efficiency in your business is all a matter of getting better at doing day-to-day tasks. As the famous saying goes: Work smarter, not harder. There are numerous ways to save money and reduce costs in a small business such as turning the lights off at a certain hour or sourcing cheaper suppliers. But the… Read more »

Start My Business Client Case Study

Virtual Events Platform Hopin

Virtual Events Platform Hopin — from Startup to $2.1bn+ Valuation in Less than a Year CEO of Hopin, Johnny Boufarhat Website: https://hopin.com/ Here at Start My Business — a turnkey solutions provider that helps launch startups and make them successful — we are both proud and honoured that we have been a part of Hopin’s… Read more »

5 Ways an Accountant Can Help You Start Your Business

5 Ways an Accountant Can Help You Start Your Business

It has been said that there are only two things needed when starting a business: A great idea, and an accountant! An accountant’s duties are often misunderstood by laypeople. Accountants work in the realm of compliance, mainly, making sure that you fulfil your fiscal obligations to the government. But great accountants also offer others services…. Read more »

Patent Ownership vs Authorship vs Inventorship. What’s the difference?

Patent Ownership vs Authorship vs Inventorship. What’s the difference?

Unfortunately, the world of “legalese” tends to close out understanding from people who do not work in the legal profession. Here at Start My Business, we operate on the philosophy that everyone should be able to understand and take care of their business’s legal issues without the need to call in an expert lawyer. In… Read more »

Company Formation Jurisdictions for Saving Tax in Europe

Company Formation Jurisdictions - Saving Tax in Europe

Before anything else: This is not legal advice! Company formation in Europe is an intricate subject. If you are looking to optimise your tax structure by forming a company in one of the European member states, we suggest getting expert advice while doing it.   Tax optimisation and company formation Depending on what type of… Read more »

Can You Test If a Business Idea Will Really Work?

Can You Test If a Business Idea Will Really Work?

So, you woke up in the middle of the night and — kablam-kablooey — you had the bestest of best ideas ever for the hottest business this side of the Atlantic! The idea was so magnificently magnifique that you’re ready to take all your kids’ tuition fees and splurge them all into this amazeballs startup!… Read more »

How to Trademark Something — a Step-by-Step Guide

trademark

Every country has a slightly different process on how to trademark something, but the general steps are the same. Here is all you need to know about how to trademark your products, goods or services and so protect your intellectual property.   Can I trademark my business name? The first thing to understand is that… Read more »

6 Things You Must Always Do When Starting a New Business

Can You Test If a Business Idea Will Really Work?

Starting a new business is an exciting undertaking. Nothing beats the thrill of bringing a new business idea to life. There are several crucial steps which must always be taken when starting any new business. A company can forget to market, can even forget to do any selling (sometimes, products sell themselves) but the following… Read more »