It is a mandatory statutory requirement under the Companies and Allied Matters Act to file Annual Returns yearly.
What’s the difference between a business name and an LLC?
A business name is a sole proprietorship, usually owned and managed by one individual only. Legally, the sole proprietor and his business are one. It simply means an individual trading with an alias. The sole proprietor is personally liable for all business related obligations.
A limited liability company on the other hand is a separate business entity from the individuals that hold its shares and act as directors. Legally, it’s a separate business entity and a person on its own who can transact business, own property separate from its owners and can sue or be sued.
What are the penalties for not registering my products with the SON?
Seizure of goods by the Inspectorate and Compliance Directorate
Payment of a fine.
Can my kids be shareholders in my company?
Yes your kids can hold shares in your company but there must be a minimum of two adult shareholders before kids can be included.
Why do I need a trademark?
You need to register your trademark because if you don’t register it, someone else can! It helps identify you as the source ad indicates a consistent level of quality of your products and services. Securing a registered trademark protects your brand, and provides you with tools to prevent someone else from using similar signs and riding off the back of your business.
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