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The advantages and disadvantages of running a burger store as a Private Limited company gcse buisness studies and economics

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Firstly, a private limited company is a company in which one or more shareholders owns the company and receives a relative proportion of the profits relative to how many shares they hold this is called the dividend. Private limited companies raise money by selling shares to people. The firm also has a separate legal identity, meaning that it can be sued and sue in the companies name and not the owners name. There is limited liability of the owners, meaning that the shareholders losses are limited to the amount of money which they put into the firm, therefore, if the business fails, then the creditors cannot take the personal assets of the people who own the firm. Shareholders have no management worries of the company; at AGM's (annual, general meetings) the shareholders can vote for directors to manage the businesses on behalf of the shareholders. ...read more.


The AGM's (annual general meetings), are expensive to set up, as a venue has to be hired and food and drink has to be served. Also, the original owners can loose control of the company, by being voted out of their positions. Furthermore, the company profits are taxed twice by the government, once on the net profits and again on the dividends to the share holders. The Ltd Company cannot sell shares on the stock exchange market, they can only sell shares to people they know, such as employees, friends or families. Therefore the company cannot expand very fast, as they cannot raise much money from selling shares only to people they know rather than in the whole stock exchange market Running a burger company as a Ltd company has its advantages and disadvantages such as, firstly, a disadvantage is that through the publishing of the detailed spending and revenue reports, competition ...read more.


company, and its name, and not the people who run the company, therefore their reputation would not be damaged, and they could start another burger business again, but the company name would be damaged. This is an example of where the limited liability is useful. Overall, there are many disadvantages and few advantages of opening a burger store as a Ltd company, the disadvantages are mainly the exposition of the companies secrets and any new capital or additions to the product line through the report of the finance readily available to all shareholders. This would result in more fierce competition with other rival companies. The main advantage is the limited liability and that only the company can be sued, and not the people who manage it, or the shareholders, if a law suit arises. ?? ?? ?? ?? The advantages and disadvantages of running a burger store as a Private Limited company. ...read more.

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