Business start-ups and company formation services

We understand that starting a business can be as daunting as it is exciting. Our clients value the support we give them at this crucial time.

Let us help you:

  • decide on the best structure for your business - sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership or limited company
  • form a limited company at Companies House in less than 24 hours
  • create a business plan with cashflow projections, budgets and trading forecasts
  • assess your financial needs and look at appropriate sources of finance
  • set up an accounting system that works for you, giving you the information you will need to run your business
  • complete necessary registration procedures with Companies House or HMRC.

Our company start up package

  • Company Formation (in less than 24 hours)
  • Cash flow forecast (if required)
  • Budget (if required)
  • Finance options – review
  • Advice on bookkeeping
  • VAT registration (if applicable)
  • Registration for payroll (if applicable)
  • Registration for Corporation Tax or Self-Assessment
  • Registration for CIS (if applicable)
  • Maintain Company Secretarial records
  • Unlimited advice
  • Software training:
    With the advent of the cloud, it has become more and more necessary to develop technical skills to keep up with business practises. We believe in helping our clients as much as possible and offer training in bookkeeping software packages as part of our support.

When you are up and trading, you can also call us for advice, support and ideas as you grow your business. We understand the unique challenges faced by start-ups.

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Company details

01243 776938

James Todd & Co, 1&2 The Barn, Oldwick, West Stoke Road, Chichester PO18 9AA
James Todd & Co, 16 Northgate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1BJ

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James Todd & Co is the trading name of James Todd & Co Limited. Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors. Registered No: 07350649 in England. VAT No. 322087875. ICAEW Firm Reference No: C002730145 and James Todd & Co (Lewes) Ltd (formerly known as Axtons). Chartered Accountants. Registered No: 11214467 in England. VAT No. 290460506. ICAEW Firm Reference No: C005791297

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