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beadypie

do i need to register/copyright my name?

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i was just thinking of this lately...i dont sell any of my makes online and only sell at craft stalls etc

i run under my 1 person company called beadypiejewellery, but i was wondering if i need to do anything to secure my name incase any craft stall people ask if i have a proper company? im a lil bit worried here!

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Unfortunately I can't help much, as I am just set up as freelancer. But sites like Business Link might give you useful information.

 

http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/home?domain=www.businesslink.gov.uk&target=http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/

 

But I would definitely also google your business name to see, if anybody else might be using the same name so that you could get advice on potential issues due to this. There is also a trade mark checker on the Business Link site (http://online.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/cntc?r.l1=1073858805&r.l2=1085151439&r.s=tl).

 

I assume HM Revenue & Customs also have your business name on file for your self-employment/business. But there could be more things - and even more important ones - you need to do, so professional advice might be useful.

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when i asked at my fortnightly job interview about tax etc, they said if you make less than say, £100 or something like that i dont have to pay tax on what the total amount ive earned from a day of selling my crafts. i dont know how to keep selling my jewellery under my company name though if im not selling anything online, and most of the stalls i do i apparently also dont need insurance for doing stuff like galas and village local craft fairs etc, only popular craft fairs etc, this is where it confuses me as i dont know wheather or not to keep my company name or no name at all, why is all of this so confusing lol i wish selling crafts would be less difficult to do.

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