Do you have a killer idea and want to start your own business, but don’t know how? Look no further, by using a formations agent – such as Smarta – all the hard work is done for you, and we guide through every step.
There is an endless list of advantages to using a formations agent when you’re looking to incorporate your own company and, in this article, we’re going to take you through the main benefits.
By using a formations agent, all the paperwork is filled in and processed online. This means they you do not have to print out any sheets or pay for postage fees. Online filling with Companies House is also quicker, and so you can start trader sooner. Smarta also offer an express formation service, which allows you to set up a company and begin trading within three hours.
Some formations agents, such as Smarta, also fill out most forms for you. You will only have to fill in a couple simple forms, and provide a few key bits of information such as your chosen company name. It couldn’t be easier.
Formations agents are happy to go the extra mile for their customers. By working with an agent, you will be able to contact them for support throughout the incorporation process and after your company has gotten off the ground.
Incorporating with Smarta, for example, provides you with a support team you can contact five days a week, as well as discounts on key services such as website builders and legal help, which can be purchased with the Smarta Business Builder.
Many formations agents also offer different tiers of service. The bottom tier may only provide you with electronic copies of your incorporation certificates, while the top tiers, such as Smarta’s Platinum tier, may offer you a designated registered office address and mail forwarding.
Employees at formations agents are experts in the field of start-ups and small businesses; you will be in good hands. This is especially important if you are new to the world of SMEs and need extra help.
HMRC and Companies House have hundreds of different forms for different purposes, and knowing which you must fill out to perform certain tasks, such as registering for VAT, can be a challenge. Formations agents generally know the answers to these questions amongst others.
If you incorporate with Smarta – even at the most basic tier – our expert team provides guidance, for example, in the form of emails intended to remind you to file your annual Confirmation Statement. We also have hundreds of guides, blogs and e-books, covering everything start-up related.
There are dozens – if not hundreds – of formations agents out there and it can be difficult to decide between them all, especially when they all offer similar prices for incorporation. Thanks to services such as Trustpilot, many formations agents have reviews from real-customers situated on their landing page so you can immediately tell if they are worth working with. Additionally, some formations agents are partnered with other external businesses, for example, Smarta works with Barclays Bank, Rangewell and Hiscox – among other companies. If a formations agent is partnered with numerous highbrow and successful companies, they will most likely provide you with a worthwhile service.
So, there you have, the main benefits to using a formations agent. If you’ve been persuaded that this is the right route for you, don’t hesitate, incorporate your dream business with Smarta today!