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May 06, 2008

On Idustry Experts…

Back again! After weeks of silence...apologies about that; bad time management. There are news about MATCH translations. On the website front I am stuck...I can't find the time and the inspiration to develop it properly and so I decided to postpone the putting it online to June. I will work on it before my internship begins. On the registration side, I am stuck too. As i am planning to set up my company on my own, and since I would like it to be a limited company, I will have to wait until October. Then it will be possible to register a company as a sole owner. Otherwise I would have to find someone to act as company secretary....i did think of asking my fiancé, but I that would be quite degrading. But if you would like to find more about company 'formats', look at this website, it is very helpful

http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer r.l1=1073858808&r.l3=1073865436&topicId=1073859215&r.l2=1073859215&r.s=m

It's a great site in general and it has a lot of information about legal structure. Nevertheless, I feel that hiring an accountant to deal with all the paperwork is indispensable. I will get to that in late September when I am back at Warwick and I will try to find and upload information about how much accountants cost.

So, back to the new developments. To recap, I am stuck with registration issues and I am stuck with the website. I did get some advice however from some 'industry experts' on the translation business. Here in Madrid I work at the University's language lab and I just asked my boss for advice on my idea. It was a very good talk and I got a lot out of it. I won't go into the specifics, but I would suggest to anyone planning to get started to make a list of all possible and even stupid questions and ask them to people who are already in the business.

In fact i am planning to take it a step further and actually ask those same questions to a future competitor of mine. Having a Warwick email address will help me with that, I won't even have to pretend to be a students asking for information for my coursework ;-). I'll let you know how that goes.

Gotta run to class now, ciao!

Mattia


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