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Are you starting a business in 2022? We’re here to help!

There’s no doubt it’s been a tough couple of years, but that hasn’t stopped many of us wanting to realise our dream of setting up our own business. In fact, data from HMRC shows that in March 2021 more new businesses were created than in any other month since records began in 1989.

If you’ve promised yourself that 2022 will be the year you’ll become an entrepreneur, Mail Boxes Etc. has plenty of solutions that can help you get off to a flying start. First, you’ll want to register your company with Companies House. This is where a business mailbox is ideal. You can use our address for all your business correspondence, register your company using our address and use it as your Director’s Service Address too, which will ensure that your personal details are kept off the national register.

A business mailbox also gives you the kudos of a prestigious professional address from day one, without the need to incur the overheads of office premises rental. A commercial address on your letterheads, invoices, business cards, website and in business directories is light years away from a residential address that makes it obvious you’re trading from your back bedroom (even though that might be the best place to start!).

Build your brand

Even if you want to keep setup costs to a minimum to begin with, you’ll need some business cards, and if you have a website or even just a company email address, you’ll want digital assets like a logo, digital email signature and possibly a digital e-shot template too. Our design and print services are fully geared up to support small businesses. We can help you create a logo you’ll love, and then we’ll translate that onto all the print and digital collateral you need. We don’t stop at business cards and letterheads either – we can supply everything from branded banners, posters and window stickers to packaging, gifts and uniforms.

Remember you can also drop off your copy and office print to us too – our high-speed digital printers can turn any job around quickly and efficiently, even at short notice.

From one SME to another

If you need help with your post, you can get everything from First Class stamps to a range of Royal Mail postal services from us. And if you find yourself sending lots of mail, talk to us about collection services – we’ll collect, frank and send your mail on your behalf.

As experts in shipping, we can also send your business parcels and documents anywhere in the UK or worldwide, using a range of leading carriers. You don’t need to worry about customs requirements or complicated paperwork either – we’ll handle it all. Plus, we can pack and protect your parcels against loss or damage in transit with our MBE CoverProtect compensation.

Bulk mailing is something we also specialise in: whether it’s the monthly payroll or your company newsletter, we can print, pack and mail it for you. We also offer fulfilment services, so we can hold a stock of your goods at our premises and handle all the order fulfilment on your behalf.

We’re small business owners ourselves – each of our stores is run by a franchisee who is also an SME, so we understand your challenges, and we’re here to help you make the most of the opportunities.

Call us today or find your nearest store here and pay them a visit.

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