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Are you thinking of doing business in Nigeria? Then you must register your business with the Corporate Affairs Commission which is the Agency empowered by the Company and Allied Matters Act 1990, Pursuant to section 659 to register businesses operation in Nigeria. It is the requirement of the law that you should register your business if you wants to do legitimate business in Nigeria.

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Depending on the magnitude of your business, you can register it all by yourselves without the need of a Lawyer. The categories for business registration in Nigeria are:

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(a) Business Name Registration

(b) Private Limited Company (LTD)

(c) Public Limited Company (PLC)

(d) Company Limited by Guarantee (LTD/GTE)

(e) Unlimited Company (ULTD)

(f) Incorporated Trustee

In this article, I will be dealing with the first two (Business Name, and Private Limited Company) which is the two most popular and most relevant to small and medium scale Entrepreneurs. Apart from the requirement of the law, there are other great benefits of registering your business.

Also read: How to incorporate your business in Nigeria

1. It helps you secure your company name before someone else takes it. I have seen people try both their first and second choice name with none available and considering the stress one go through for the name search, not having the first set available isn’t what anyone should toil with. So early registration helps secure your choice name.

2. Registering your business add seriousness and authenticity to your business. It makes you feel more responsible and work harder towards establishing your business and brand.  It makes you feel like a serious business person and Increases your drive towards success.

E.g: When Palness Media was just a name, I used to make mention of it only as a mere formality without serious claim to it even though businesses were being carried out with the name. But when it becomes a registered business, everything changed and we became more serious and better organized.

3. You will be able to open a corporate account with your business name only if it is registered and of course you know the importance of having a corporate current account – it makes people feel more relaxed to transact business with you.

Now that you know the importance of registering your company, how do you proceed to register your business in Nigeria? The steps are simple but sometimes can be very tedious due to our system. Here are the practical steps how you can go about it without much tears!

Step 1 – Proceed to the Corporate Affairs Commission Office nearest to you and submit your business name for Name Search. Just walk into the place and obtain the CAC Form 1 for N200

Fill the form correctly in CAPITAL LETTER – There is nothing much to fill, just your name, your address and The Names you intends to register, tick the type of company category you want to register as. You have option one and two – Option one is your first choice name, while option two is the alternative name in case the first choice isn’t available.

Make a Photocopy of the filled form before submitting it, the photocopy is what you will bring back to be used to locate your form.

Submit the original and go back in three days to check if your name is available. If not, you will have to repeat the process all over again until you find one that is available.

Note: If you go for popular phrases, you have 99% possibility of not having it available. Chose something unique and uncommon.

Step 2 –  Once you checked and your name is available, begin the registration process immediately! Obtain the Business Name registration form for N250 (as at February 2013) and fill it.

If it is Limited Company you want to register, you will buy the set of Company Incorporation forms for N500. Download the PDF of the detailed requirement for Incorporated Trustees Under Part C of CAMA No.1 of 1990.

If you are confused about what to fill in those forms, ask someone there to assist you. For business name, its really not difficult. For Limited Liability, it can be quite challenging but someone there can just be of help as long as you’ve provided all the requirements in the PDF downloadable above.

Step 3 – Take your completed form to the Federal High Court or State High Court for attestation. That one cost N250 but if you don’t know your way, those guys will short change you – I paid ₦800 for Palness Media. So, when you get there, ask for where you can do attestation.

When you are through with that, return back to Corporate Affairs Commission office and submit your completed and attested forms. The first person will view it and sign on it and ask you to pass it to the next person who will type it into the computer and print it out for you to see and make amend if necessary.

Make your final payment for the registration into their UBA Bank account usually attached to all the CAC offices, so you don’t need to go elsewhere to make the payment.

When all these have been successfully fulfilled, your business will be up for registration and certification.

For Business Name – Go back for your Certificate after 8 working days or thereabout. As for Limited Company, your certificate will be sent to you once it is ready.

If you like this article, be sure to share it with your friends on Facebook using the Like buttons below. You can also make comments below – ask questions or add to the article.

Are
you thinking of doing business in Nigeria? Then you must register it
with the Corporate Affairs Commission which is the Agency empowered by
the Company and Allied Matters Act 1990, Pursuant to section 659 to
register businesses operation in Nigeria. It is the requirement of the
law that you should register your business if you wants to do legitimate
business in Nigeria.

Depending on the magnitude of your business, you can
register it all by yourselves, without the need of a Lawyer. The
categories for business registration in Nigeria are:

Business-Registration-in-Nigeria(a) Business Name Registration

(b) Private Limited Company (LTD)

(c) Public Limited Company (PLC)

(d) Company Limited by Guarantee (LTD/GTE)

(e) Unlimited Company (ULTD)

(f) Incorporated Trustee

In this article, I will be dealing with the first two
(Business Name and Private Limited Company) which is the two most
popular and most relevant to small and medium scale Entrepreneurs. Apart
from the requirement of the law, there are other great benefits of
registering your business.

1. It help you secure your company name before someone else
takes it. I have seen people try both their first and second choice
name with none available and considering the stress one go through for
the name search, not having the first set available isn’t what anyone
should toil with. So early registration helps secure your choice name.

2. Registering your business add seriousness and
authenticity to your business. It makes you feel more responsible and
work harder towards establishing your business and brand.  It makes you
feel like a serious business person and Increases your drive towards
success.

E.g: When Palness Media was just a name, I used to
mention it only as a mere formality without serious claim to it though
businesses where being done with the name. But when it become a
registered business, everything we do around it changed and we became
more serious and better organized.

3. You will be able to open a corporate account with your
business name only if it is registered. And you know the importance of
having a corporate current account? – it makes people feel more relaxed
to transact business with you.

Now that you know the importance of registering your
company, how do you proceed to register your business in Nigeria? The
steps are simple but sometimes can be tedious – here are the practical
steps how to go about it without much tears!

Step 1 – Proceed to the Corporate
Affairs Commission Office nearest to you and submit your business name
for Name Search. Just walk into the place and obtain the CAC Form 1 for
N200 as at February 2013.

Fill the form correctly in CAPITAL LETTER – There is
nothing much to fill, just your name, your address and The Names you
intend to register, and tick the type of company category you want to
register into. You have option one and two – Option one is your first
choice name, while option two is the alternative name in case the first
choice isn’t available. Make a Photocopy of the filled form before
submitting it, the photocopy is what you will bring back to be used to
locate your form.

Submit the original and go back in three days to check if
your name is available. If not, you will have to repeat the process all
over again until you find one that is available.

Note: If you go for popular phrases, you have 99% possibility of not having it available. Chose something unique and uncommon.

Step 2 –  Once you checked and your
name is available – begin the registration process immediately! Obtain
the Business Name registration form for N250 (as at February 2013) and
fill it.

If it is Limited Company you want to register, you will buy the set of Company Incorporation forms for N500. Download the PDF of the detailed requirement for Incorporated Trustees Under Part C of CAMA No.1 of 1990.

If you are confused about what to fill in those forms, ask
someone there to assist you. For business name, its really not
difficult. For Limited Liability, it can be quite challenging but
someone there can just be of help as long as you’ve provided all the
requirements in the pdf above.

Step 3 – Take your completed form to
the Federal High Court or State High Court for attestation. That one
cost N250 but if don’t know your way, those guys will short change you.
So, when you get there, ask for where you can do attestation.

When you are through with that, return back to Corporate
Affairs Commission office and submit your completed and attested forms.
The first person will view it and sign on it and ask you to pass it to
the next person who will type it into their computer and print it out
for you to see and make amend if necessary.

Make your final payment for the registration into their UBA
Bank account usually attached to all the CAC offices, so you don’t need
to go elsewhere to make the payment.

When all these have been successfully fulfilled, your
business would up for registration and certification. For Business Name –
Go back for your Certificate after 8 working days or thereabout. As for
Limited Company, your certificate will be sent to you once it is ready.

If you like this article, be sure to share it with your
friends on Facebook using the Like buttons below. You can also make
comments below – ask questions or add to the article. Thank you, the
next article will about Corporate account requirement in Nigeria. – See more at: http://bizham.com/how-to-register-your-business-in-nigeria-step-by-step-guide-you-can-follow/#comment-1557

Are
you thinking of doing business in Nigeria? Then you must register it
with the Corporate Affairs Commission which is the Agency empowered by
the Company and Allied Matters Act 1990, Pursuant to section 659 to
register businesses operation in Nigeria. It is the requirement of the
law that you should register your business if you wants to do legitimate
business in Nigeria.

Depending on the magnitude of your business, you can
register it all by yourselves, without the need of a Lawyer. The
categories for business registration in Nigeria are:

Business-Registration-in-Nigeria(a) Business Name Registration

(b) Private Limited Company (LTD)

(c) Public Limited Company (PLC)

(d) Company Limited by Guarantee (LTD/GTE)

(e) Unlimited Company (ULTD)

(f) Incorporated Trustee

In this article, I will be dealing with the first two
(Business Name and Private Limited Company) which is the two most
popular and most relevant to small and medium scale Entrepreneurs. Apart
from the requirement of the law, there are other great benefits of
registering your business.

1. It help you secure your company name before someone else
takes it. I have seen people try both their first and second choice
name with none available and considering the stress one go through for
the name search, not having the first set available isn’t what anyone
should toil with. So early registration helps secure your choice name.

2. Registering your business add seriousness and
authenticity to your business. It makes you feel more responsible and
work harder towards establishing your business and brand.  It makes you
feel like a serious business person and Increases your drive towards
success.

E.g: When Palness Media was just a name, I used to
mention it only as a mere formality without serious claim to it though
businesses where being done with the name. But when it become a
registered business, everything we do around it changed and we became
more serious and better organized.

3. You will be able to open a corporate account with your
business name only if it is registered. And you know the importance of
having a corporate current account? – it makes people feel more relaxed
to transact business with you.

Now that you know the importance of registering your
company, how do you proceed to register your business in Nigeria? The
steps are simple but sometimes can be tedious – here are the practical
steps how to go about it without much tears!

Step 1 – Proceed to the Corporate
Affairs Commission Office nearest to you and submit your business name
for Name Search. Just walk into the place and obtain the CAC Form 1 for
N200 as at February 2013.

Fill the form correctly in CAPITAL LETTER – There is
nothing much to fill, just your name, your address and The Names you
intend to register, and tick the type of company category you want to
register into. You have option one and two – Option one is your first
choice name, while option two is the alternative name in case the first
choice isn’t available. Make a Photocopy of the filled form before
submitting it, the photocopy is what you will bring back to be used to
locate your form.

Submit the original and go back in three days to check if
your name is available. If not, you will have to repeat the process all
over again until you find one that is available.

Note: If you go for popular phrases, you have 99% possibility of not having it available. Chose something unique and uncommon.

Step 2 –  Once you checked and your
name is available – begin the registration process immediately! Obtain
the Business Name registration form for N250 (as at February 2013) and
fill it.

If it is Limited Company you want to register, you will buy the set of Company Incorporation forms for N500. Download the PDF of the detailed requirement for Incorporated Trustees Under Part C of CAMA No.1 of 1990.

If you are confused about what to fill in those forms, ask
someone there to assist you. For business name, its really not
difficult. For Limited Liability, it can be quite challenging but
someone there can just be of help as long as you’ve provided all the
requirements in the pdf above.

Step 3 – Take your completed form to
the Federal High Court or State High Court for attestation. That one
cost N250 but if don’t know your way, those guys will short change you.
So, when you get there, ask for where you can do attestation.

When you are through with that, return back to Corporate
Affairs Commission office and submit your completed and attested forms.
The first person will view it and sign on it and ask you to pass it to
the next person who will type it into their computer and print it out
for you to see and make amend if necessary.

Make your final payment for the registration into their UBA
Bank account usually attached to all the CAC offices, so you don’t need
to go elsewhere to make the payment.

When all these have been successfully fulfilled, your
business would up for registration and certification. For Business Name –
Go back for your Certificate after 8 working days or thereabout. As for
Limited Company, your certificate will be sent to you once it is ready.

If you like this article, be sure to share it with your
friends on Facebook using the Like buttons below. You can also make
comments below – ask questions or add to the article. Thank you, the
next article will about Corporate account requirement in Nigeria. – See more at: http://bizham.com/how-to-register-your-business-in-nigeria-step-by-step-guide-you-can-follow/#comment-1557

Are
you thinking of doing business in Nigeria? Then you must register it
with the Corporate Affairs Commission which is the Agency empowered by
the Company and Allied Matters Act 1990, Pursuant to section 659 to
register businesses operation in Nigeria. It is the requirement of the
law that you should register your business if you wants to do legitimate
business in Nigeria.

Depending on the magnitude of your business, you can
register it all by yourselves, without the need of a Lawyer. The
categories for business registration in Nigeria are:

Business-Registration-in-Nigeria(a) Business Name Registration

(b) Private Limited Company (LTD)

(c) Public Limited Company (PLC)

(d) Company Limited by Guarantee (LTD/GTE)

(e) Unlimited Company (ULTD)

(f) Incorporated Trustee

In this article, I will be dealing with the first two
(Business Name and Private Limited Company) which is the two most
popular and most relevant to small and medium scale Entrepreneurs. Apart
from the requirement of the law, there are other great benefits of
registering your business.

1. It help you secure your company name before someone else
takes it. I have seen people try both their first and second choice
name with none available and considering the stress one go through for
the name search, not having the first set available isn’t what anyone
should toil with. So early registration helps secure your choice name.

2. Registering your business add seriousness and
authenticity to your business. It makes you feel more responsible and
work harder towards establishing your business and brand.  It makes you
feel like a serious business person and Increases your drive towards
success.

E.g: When Palness Media was just a name, I used to
mention it only as a mere formality without serious claim to it though
businesses where being done with the name. But when it become a
registered business, everything we do around it changed and we became
more serious and better organized.

3. You will be able to open a corporate account with your
business name only if it is registered. And you know the importance of
having a corporate current account? – it makes people feel more relaxed
to transact business with you.

Now that you know the importance of registering your
company, how do you proceed to register your business in Nigeria? The
steps are simple but sometimes can be tedious – here are the practical
steps how to go about it without much tears!

Step 1 – Proceed to the Corporate
Affairs Commission Office nearest to you and submit your business name
for Name Search. Just walk into the place and obtain the CAC Form 1 for
N200 as at February 2013.

Fill the form correctly in CAPITAL LETTER – There is
nothing much to fill, just your name, your address and The Names you
intend to register, and tick the type of company category you want to
register into. You have option one and two – Option one is your first
choice name, while option two is the alternative name in case the first
choice isn’t available. Make a Photocopy of the filled form before
submitting it, the photocopy is what you will bring back to be used to
locate your form.

Submit the original and go back in three days to check if
your name is available. If not, you will have to repeat the process all
over again until you find one that is available.

Note: If you go for popular phrases, you have 99% possibility of not having it available. Chose something unique and uncommon.

Step 2 –  Once you checked and your
name is available – begin the registration process immediately! Obtain
the Business Name registration form for N250 (as at February 2013) and
fill it.

If it is Limited Company you want to register, you will buy the set of Company Incorporation forms for N500. Download the PDF of the detailed requirement for Incorporated Trustees Under Part C of CAMA No.1 of 1990.

If you are confused about what to fill in those forms, ask
someone there to assist you. For business name, its really not
difficult. For Limited Liability, it can be quite challenging but
someone there can just be of help as long as you’ve provided all the
requirements in the pdf above.

Step 3 – Take your completed form to
the Federal High Court or State High Court for attestation. That one
cost N250 but if don’t know your way, those guys will short change you.
So, when you get there, ask for where you can do attestation.

When you are through with that, return back to Corporate
Affairs Commission office and submit your completed and attested forms.
The first person will view it and sign on it and ask you to pass it to
the next person who will type it into their computer and print it out
for you to see and make amend if necessary.

Make your final payment for the registration into their UBA
Bank account usually attached to all the CAC offices, so you don’t need
to go elsewhere to make the payment.

When all these have been successfully fulfilled, your
business would up for registration and certification. For Business Name –
Go back for your Certificate after 8 working days or thereabout. As for
Limited Company, your certificate will be sent to you once it is ready.

If you like this article, be sure to share it with your
friends on Facebook using the Like buttons below. You can also make
comments below – ask questions or add to the article. Thank you, the
next article will about Corporate account requirement in Nigeria. – See more at: http://bizham.com/how-to-register-your-business-in-nigeria-step-by-step-guide-you-can-follow/#comment-1557

Are
you thinking of doing business in Nigeria? Then you must register it
with the Corporate Affairs Commission which is the Agency empowered by
the Company and Allied Matters Act 1990, Pursuant to section 659 to
register businesses operation in Nigeria. It is the requirement of the
law that you should register your business if you wants to do legitimate
business in Nigeria.

Depending on the magnitude of your business, you can
register it all by yourselves, without the need of a Lawyer. The
categories for business registration in Nigeria are:

Business-Registration-in-Nigeria(a) Business Name Registration

(b) Private Limited Company (LTD)

(c) Public Limited Company (PLC)

(d) Company Limited by Guarantee (LTD/GTE)

(e) Unlimited Company (ULTD)

(f) Incorporated Trustee

In this article, I will be dealing with the first two
(Business Name and Private Limited Company) which is the two most
popular and most relevant to small and medium scale Entrepreneurs. Apart
from the requirement of the law, there are other great benefits of
registering your business.

1. It help you secure your company name before someone else
takes it. I have seen people try both their first and second choice
name with none available and considering the stress one go through for
the name search, not having the first set available isn’t what anyone
should toil with. So early registration helps secure your choice name.

2. Registering your business add seriousness and
authenticity to your business. It makes you feel more responsible and
work harder towards establishing your business and brand.  It makes you
feel like a serious business person and Increases your drive towards
success.

E.g: When Palness Media was just a name, I used to
mention it only as a mere formality without serious claim to it though
businesses where being done with the name. But when it become a
registered business, everything we do around it changed and we became
more serious and better organized.

3. You will be able to open a corporate account with your
business name only if it is registered. And you know the importance of
having a corporate current account? – it makes people feel more relaxed
to transact business with you.

Now that you know the importance of registering your
company, how do you proceed to register your business in Nigeria? The
steps are simple but sometimes can be tedious – here are the practical
steps how to go about it without much tears!

Step 1 – Proceed to the Corporate
Affairs Commission Office nearest to you and submit your business name
for Name Search. Just walk into the place and obtain the CAC Form 1 for
N200 as at February 2013.

Fill the form correctly in CAPITAL LETTER – There is
nothing much to fill, just your name, your address and The Names you
intend to register, and tick the type of company category you want to
register into. You have option one and two – Option one is your first
choice name, while option two is the alternative name in case the first
choice isn’t available. Make a Photocopy of the filled form before
submitting it, the photocopy is what you will bring back to be used to
locate your form.

Submit the original and go back in three days to check if
your name is available. If not, you will have to repeat the process all
over again until you find one that is available.

Note: If you go for popular phrases, you have 99% possibility of not having it available. Chose something unique and uncommon.

Step 2 –  Once you checked and your
name is available – begin the registration process immediately! Obtain
the Business Name registration form for N250 (as at February 2013) and
fill it.

If it is Limited Company you want to register, you will buy the set of Company Incorporation forms for N500. Download the PDF of the detailed requirement for Incorporated Trustees Under Part C of CAMA No.1 of 1990.

If you are confused about what to fill in those forms, ask
someone there to assist you. For business name, its really not
difficult. For Limited Liability, it can be quite challenging but
someone there can just be of help as long as you’ve provided all the
requirements in the pdf above.

Step 3 – Take your completed form to
the Federal High Court or State High Court for attestation. That one
cost N250 but if don’t know your way, those guys will short change you.
So, when you get there, ask for where you can do attestation.

When you are through with that, return back to Corporate
Affairs Commission office and submit your completed and attested forms.
The first person will view it and sign on it and ask you to pass it to
the next person who will type it into their computer and print it out
for you to see and make amend if necessary.

Make your final payment for the registration into their UBA
Bank account usually attached to all the CAC offices, so you don’t need
to go elsewhere to make the payment.

When all these have been successfully fulfilled, your
business would up for registration and certification. For Business Name –
Go back for your Certificate after 8 working days or thereabout. As for
Limited Company, your certificate will be sent to you once it is ready.

If you like this article, be sure to share it with your
friends on Facebook using the Like buttons below. You can also make
comments below – ask questions or add to the article. Thank you, the
next article will about Corporate account requirement in Nigeria. – See more at: http://bizham.com/how-to-register-your-business-in-nigeria-step-by-step-guide-you-can-follow/#comment-1557

Are
you thinking of doing business in Nigeria? Then you must register it
with the Corporate Affairs Commission which is the Agency empowered by
the Company and Allied Matters Act 1990, Pursuant to section 659 to
register businesses operation in Nigeria. It is the requirement of the
law that you should register your business if you wants to do legitimate
business in Nigeria.

Depending on the magnitude of your business, you can
register it all by yourselves, without the need of a Lawyer. The
categories for business registration in Nigeria are:

Business-Registration-in-Nigeria(a) Business Name Registration

(b) Private Limited Company (LTD)

(c) Public Limited Company (PLC)

(d) Company Limited by Guarantee (LTD/GTE)

(e) Unlimited Company (ULTD)

(f) Incorporated Trustee

In this article, I will be dealing with the first two
(Business Name and Private Limited Company) which is the two most
popular and most relevant to small and medium scale Entrepreneurs. Apart
from the requirement of the law, there are other great benefits of
registering your business.

1. It help you secure your company name before someone else
takes it. I have seen people try both their first and second choice
name with none available and considering the stress one go through for
the name search, not having the first set available isn’t what anyone
should toil with. So early registration helps secure your choice name.

2. Registering your business add seriousness and
authenticity to your business. It makes you feel more responsible and
work harder towards establishing your business and brand.  It makes you
feel like a serious business person and Increases your drive towards
success.

E.g: When Palness Media was just a name, I used to
mention it only as a mere formality without serious claim to it though
businesses where being done with the name. But when it become a
registered business, everything we do around it changed and we became
more serious and better organized.

3. You will be able to open a corporate account with your
business name only if it is registered. And you know the importance of
having a corporate current account? – it makes people feel more relaxed
to transact business with you.

Now that you know the importance of registering your
company, how do you proceed to register your business in Nigeria? The
steps are simple but sometimes can be tedious – here are the practical
steps how to go about it without much tears!

Step 1 – Proceed to the Corporate
Affairs Commission Office nearest to you and submit your business name
for Name Search. Just walk into the place and obtain the CAC Form 1 for
N200 as at February 2013.

Fill the form correctly in CAPITAL LETTER – There is
nothing much to fill, just your name, your address and The Names you
intend to register, and tick the type of company category you want to
register into. You have option one and two – Option one is your first
choice name, while option two is the alternative name in case the first
choice isn’t available. Make a Photocopy of the filled form before
submitting it, the photocopy is what you will bring back to be used to
locate your form.

Submit the original and go back in three days to check if
your name is available. If not, you will have to repeat the process all
over again until you find one that is available.

Note: If you go for popular phrases, you have 99% possibility of not having it available. Chose something unique and uncommon.

Step 2 –  Once you checked and your
name is available – begin the registration process immediately! Obtain
the Business Name registration form for N250 (as at February 2013) and
fill it.

If it is Limited Company you want to register, you will buy the set of Company Incorporation forms for N500. Download the PDF of the detailed requirement for Incorporated Trustees Under Part C of CAMA No.1 of 1990.

If you are confused about what to fill in those forms, ask
someone there to assist you. For business name, its really not
difficult. For Limited Liability, it can be quite challenging but
someone there can just be of help as long as you’ve provided all the
requirements in the pdf above.

Step 3 – Take your completed form to
the Federal High Court or State High Court for attestation. That one
cost N250 but if don’t know your way, those guys will short change you.
So, when you get there, ask for where you can do attestation.

When you are through with that, return back to Corporate
Affairs Commission office and submit your completed and attested forms.
The first person will view it and sign on it and ask you to pass it to
the next person who will type it into their computer and print it out
for you to see and make amend if necessary.

Make your final payment for the registration into their UBA
Bank account usually attached to all the CAC offices, so you don’t need
to go elsewhere to make the payment.

When all these have been successfully fulfilled, your
business would up for registration and certification. For Business Name –
Go back for your Certificate after 8 working days or thereabout. As for
Limited Company, your certificate will be sent to you once it is ready.

If you like this article, be sure to share it with your
friends on Facebook using the Like buttons below. You can also make
comments below – ask questions or add to the article. Thank you, the
next article will about Corporate account requirement in Nigeria. – See more at: http://bizham.com/how-to-register-your-business-in-nigeria-step-by-step-guide-you-can-follow/#comment-1557

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29 Comments

  • Anonymous August 31, 2013

    Great article, keep up the good work.
    Would like to know how much one will have to pay into their UBA acc for the registration. Thanks

    • Darlinton Omeh August 31, 2013

      UBA People are right there at every branch of CAC, that's where you'd pay. It used to be N4,000 but now it's N10,000 or so.

    • tunde tosi May 17, 2014

      U are d only one dat can put m tru to dis business am in trested man

  • Nice post. I hope one day soon enough, we would be able to instantly do a name availability search online thruogh their website without hassles. Do you have any idea of the cost of registering a Ltd company?

    • Darlinton Omeh October 31, 2013

      It used to be about N50,000 but now it could be up to a hundred thousand naira by the time you add up everything

  • Samuel Ayodeji clement November 11, 2013

    I love ur aticles but i have a business idea but i to write the business plan and proposal has bin my problem please can u help me? Infact sum1 ask me to bring it bt i dnt no hw to go about it.

  • Anonymous December 16, 2013

    Weldone! Good job. God bles u 4 ur lecture. Please make dat downloadable file of PDF format to be in TXT format. Thanks

  • Anonymous January 14, 2014

    Great writeup….. Kip it up

  • Anonymous February 26, 2014

    hello
    thanks for the article, but what if i want to register a company which would comprise of different lines of trade. is this possible under just one company name and would it still be same price?

  • Anonymous August 18, 2014

    God bless u, for ur Article pls, can u help me to register a LTD company and how it would cost me

  • Anonymous August 28, 2014

    Please due to nature of my work i dont have time to go out is there anybody that can help in register my company ?

  • Anonymous September 5, 2014

    Hi do you have idea how much a bag of cement is from Dangote factory now?

  • LBL September 18, 2014

    First of all, let me clarify this, Darlington said you REGISTER A BUSINESS, he is 100% correct. However, don't mistake it for INCORPORATING A COMPANY, they are two different things. Incorporating a company is much more techmical as it involves increased documentation and processes. In registering a Business Name, you are allowed to state a general overview of the objects of trade which you intend to go into. It is basically restrictive in nature. If you state more than one trade, it is still the same price. However, in Incorporating your company, you have a whole page to state the objects which you intend to engage in. It is still the same price. The only factor that may affect the price is the share capital of the company as companies incorporated to engage in certain kinds of businesses may require a higher amount of share capital. Kindly contact your Solicitor to advice you accordingly. Wishing you a fruitful o

  • kenny January 18, 2016

    This is very interesting write-up. I really appreciate your effort here.pls keep it up.

  • Kate February 8, 2016

    Hi Darlinton,
    Thank you for the great job. Sometime ago you wrote an article on how to start a bank business (lending), but you stated that one needs to be covered (protected) during registration to avoid any legal issues.

    How can one do this? you mentioned adding a clause.

    Kindly reply

    • Darlinton Omeh February 8, 2016

      I don’t think I have ever written article like that and I really don’t know what type of legal issue you mean. Maybe you can make your question a little bit more direct and clearer. I have written article on How to start Thrift Collection, that’s the closest concerning anything banking

  • Alex February 19, 2016

    Thanks for your nice write up. Please what does it mean to register an Incorporated Trustee under part A? That was the response CAC gave when I did a name reservation serve for a non-profit. Thanks.

    • Ify April 18, 2016

      Non profit organizations are registered as “Incorporated Trustees” under Nigerian company law. Is it a religious organization or charity you want to register?

  • Elizabeth Warikam March 21, 2016

    what type of company is best for a laundry business? a limited company?

    • Ify April 18, 2016

      Depends on how big the laundry business is. If it’s a small start up, you best choice is to register as a Business Name. You can upgrade it later to a Ltd Company.

    • samlowo June 6, 2016

      The choice is yours you can register it as Business name or as private limited company. NEED HELP

  • Obot, S April 4, 2016

    i want to register an NGO which will incorporates media Tv program,and i am advised by friends to register, and i don’t know which one to register it under. For example LTD, PLC, LTD/GTE, ULTD etc. And what could be the estimates for the registration.

    • Ify April 18, 2016

      An NGO will not fall under any of these categories. It will be under “Incorporated Trustees”

  • Omorodion May 24, 2016

    Sir I want to register a cement distribution business. I don’t know how to go about it.could you please put me through and how much it cost . Thanks

  • rej August 10, 2016

    Great article. Thanks for the enlightenment. Please which one do I need to register if I want to incorporate mlm into my biz.

  • Ameen Olorunnimbe August 13, 2016

    I want to register a non profit organisation in Lagos and a research agency. How do I go about it. Thanks.

  • lexdavid September 4, 2016

    Good article …Bless.
    Please I want to start up a clothing Line
    which of this would be the best option for me to register as?
    **Private Limited Company (LTD)
    **Public Limited Company (PLC)
    **Company Limited by Guarantee (LTD/GTE)
    **Unlimited Company (ULTD)
    **Incorporated Trustee
    THANKS..

  • Emeke05 April 7, 2017

    Pls I just I want to be straight forward i wish to know how much is required for registering the name of your firm?

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