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Design Grow Sell: A guide to starting and running a successful gardening business from your home by Sophie Davies

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CHAPTER 5. Forming a Company (Practicalities)

WITH THE TECHNICALITIES of running your own gardening business taken care of, let’s look at the practicalities.

In the Beginning

Choose a name

Your business needs a name that gives a good impression and tells people what you do. Some good examples in this book are Architectural Plants, Gardenmakers and Garden Rescue.

Many garden designers, though, choose simply to go under their own name – since it’s their personal services they’re marketing. James Alexander-Sinclair, for example.

Even if you are a planning to just be a sole trader, it is worth checking that your name isn’t already trademarked or registered at Companies House.

The other thing to check is domain names. Sometimes this can ...

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