Women in Business: Learn The Legal Requirements


Every business is different, so it’s important you learn the legal requirements specific to that business. If you don’t know where to start, you can always ask for legal advice from a lawyer or someone you know who has been through it.

Getting legal advice when starting up a business is not only a good idea, also a way to feel more confident in what you’re doing. Paying taxes, getting hold of the right permits or licenses can be quite daunting. They may even be the reason that’s putting you off following your dreams. It’s time to get over your fears.

You’ll find businesses have to uphold to different legal requirements in the UK depending on the type of business you’re running. A few examples of legal requirements for a small business could be:

Registering your business

Getting insurance

Comply with data laws

Report to HMRC

The bigger your business, the more requirements you will face. For example, if you already have employees depending on you, you will have to look into Pension Schemes and National Minimum Wages.

There is a whole page on gov.uk dedicated to setting up a business in the UK. And don’t refrain to ask for help if and when you need to. The worst thing you could do is given things for granted, assuming you don’t need to do something just because.

Your business has to fully comply with the legal requirements before you’ll be able to launch it. It’s dreadful work, but it needs to be done as soon as possible. The last thing you would want is to shut down because you forgot/ignored the law.

Happy Sunday folks,

Valentina xx

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