I would love some help answering some (or even all) of the questions I have.
My partner and I have set up an adult paysite. We have all the content, we have built the site, we have a host, all I thought I had left to do was find the billing company.
I am based in the UK, and wanted to use ccbill. They ask for business id numbers (what?) and vat numbers and such. So do I need to register as a business? If so... can I register it abroad to avoid the Uk's high taxes, if so how do you go about this?
Also do I need to set up a new bank account, or can I use an existing personal one?
Both my partner and I are creative, and can do all that side, I'm also fairly internet savvy, but need help businesswise!
Well, I know here in Ireland it can all be done online and you recieve your certs in around a week. I'm not 100% certain about the UK though, maybe someone else could shead some light on the time frame.
There are sites on google that are a "Third Party" registration agent, they can get your company registered etc and so all of the dirty work for you, Ive used it in the past when i did to become LTD they had 3 options, one of which was only around £17gbp for a full registration and virtual certificate, or around £10 more for an actual certificate.
You will find a lot of helpful information at http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/ they are the official UK government register of UK companies. but this isn't a pre-request of getting a business bank account in the UK, talk to your personal banker and they will be only too happy get get you all the info you need.