Limited companies can issue shares at any point after incorporation.

The process of issuing shares must be in accordance with the provisions set out in the Companies Act 2006.

Companies can consider a transfer of shares for many reasons, such as:

• Bringing in new business partners
• Raising capital from outside investors to fund expansion or pay for a new project
• To pay business debts
• To introduce a bonus scheme for employees
• To gift shares to family members

7. Location of your business matters

Location, location, location is a moniker you hear all the time.