I’m planning a series of blog posts on how to expand and grow your business, and I’d like to feature guest posts from professionals and case studies from people who have taken the various paths, as they’re not something of which I have direct and personal experience.
Ideally, I’d like to have at least one professional (HR consultant, accountant, estate agent, etc.) and at least one case study for each topic.
I want to write about:
- Changing from being a Sole Trader into a Limited Company
- Going into a partnership with another person or company
- Going VAT registered
- Moving into premises
- Employing your first staff members
- Doing nothing – staying as a Sole Trader
and I want each article to cover:
From the professionals:
- Why you should do it
- When you should do it
- How to do it
- Potential benefits
- Potential pitfalls
From the business owners:
- Why you did it
- When you did it (i.e. what stage was your business at?)
- How you did it
- Benefits gained
- Pitfalls / disadvantages you experienced or saw coming and managed to avoid
- Would you recommend it to other businesses? Why / why not?
Note: I am primarily aiming this at the UK market, however if you have useful information about how this stuff works in the US or elsewhere, do feel free to join in, just let me know the region to which your experience/advice applies.
What do you get out of it? Well, in the article where I mention you, I’ll put whatever links you’d like to your website, twitter feed etc at the bottom. I might be looking to put it into my new book, too, again with a full credit and links in the e-book version – let me know when you get in touch whether you’re OK with that. I can also keep you anonymous if you’d like to contribute but not have your name on the piece.
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These articles will appear on this blog and will be indexed in the Careers section of the blog.