February 9th, 2018.

As a small business owner, you’re bound to spend a lot of time focusing on the protection of your consumers – but if you want your company to succeed in the long run, you need to devote just as much of your energy towards ensuring your business is protected, too.

There is a dizzying amount of small business legal protection you can deploy to protect your company, and the options you explore will vary greatly depending on a wide range of variables. But no matter what type of industry you’re operating in, chances are you’ll benefit from these top three:

Company formation

One of the quickest and easiest ways to land your business new legal protections is to legally incorporate as a limited company through Companies House.

A limited company is a business that exists as a distinct legal entity from its owners. That means your personal finances are protected by what’s called a ‘limited liability’ – and so if your business ends up in debt, you cannot be held responsible for paying any debts beyond the value of your shares in that company.

Forming a company is also a smart way to reserve a company name for future use if you’d like to start a business later, but aren’t quite ready to start trading yet.The fastest and most popular way to......

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