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Hey guys

need a bit of help with this one. I am currently a sole-trader but want to come up with a company name and put advertising on the van ect.... how do i register the name ? secure it ? make sure the name isnt taken ?

any help would be great cheers

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Green Pro Clean Ltd

There is no securing a name as a Sole Trader, for example I was 'D Green T/As Green Window Cleaner' during my sole trader days. Anyone else could have used Green Window Cleaner as well as there is nothing to prevent it.


Now I am registered as 'Green Pro Clean Ltd' That's it, if anyone else uses that name they face the wrath of my lawyer in court.


To register yourself as a limited company is not hard, you just go to the Companies house web site and follow instructions. I chose an even easier option and had my accountant do it for me.


If you have a smart accountant you actually pay less taxes as a limited company than you do as a sole trader.

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