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We run through our top tips for making a smooth transitions from spreadsheets to accounting software.
We dive into the key benefits of small business accounting software.
We dive into five key signs indicating that it's time small business owners should make the switch to an accounting software.
Learn about the accounting fees for a new limited company, what's included in the costs, and FAQs for choosing a limited company accounting provider.
Let’s look at the structural changes that Brexit will result in as we piece together an apolitical, non-sensationalist picture.
Our guide shows you how to structure your working arrangements so as to avoid falling into IR35
Insurance brokers guide you through the process of purchasing insurance by identifying risks and providing tips
Guide to the benefits and drawbacks of five common business structures
We explain the essentials related to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) - what it is, when it is applicable, current rates, paying it and record keeping
In this article, we look at what it means to be a sole trader, the benefits and downsides associated with operating as a sole trader, tax responsibilities and more.
Limited Companies provide numerous benefits, from tax savings to limiting your liability. Here are the pros and cons
We share a list of alternative work spaces you can use without renting an office—while maintaining your professionalism and productivity.
Your UTR number is essential for filing tax returns and other business functions
Your comprehensive guide to understanding VAT as a small business owner
We’ll give you a low-down on the P60, so you’ll get clear on the basics, and understand what’s the right approach you should take
If you’re just getting started on figuring out what a P11D form is, this article is for you
We’ll explain what it means to be a contractor, plus how it differs from full-time employment and types of business structures
Our guide covers what a payment on account is, how it works, late payment penalties and other key information you need to know
Here's what you need to know to help you properly pay taxes on dividends
The rules surrounding benefits in kind explained concisely
There are many popular sites where you can create a profile and start to regularly find self-employed work
Every self-employed worker, contractor and small business needs a business bank account. We'll help you find out which is right for you
Here’s a summary of key dates you need to know in order to stay on top of your taxes
Here's what you need to know about paying taxes as a self-employed person.
Our guide covers the basics about Self Assessment tax returns, including the registration process, deadlines and late penalties.
A virtual office can help your online business manage mail, take phone calls, provides you with space to hold meetings, and so much more
A guide to claiming mobile phone expenses as a contractor.
How do dividends work? We cover the essentials you need to know as a limited company director in our guide.
Thinking about subcontracting, or hiring a subcontractor? We run through important tips and considerations you should keep in mind
We run through the pros, cons and our recommendations for 5 popular invoicing tools you can use.
You've completed your work, and now it's time to get paid. Here's our guide on invoicing basics and tips you need to know.
Our guide covers the essentials that you need to know about director's loan accounts, including FAQs, guidelines and tax implications.
Setting up a Limited Company comes with a lot of details. Fortunately, a trusted accountant can help you with the unfamiliar steps
A step-by-step guide on registering as self-employed with HMRC
We run through a number of options you can take to lower your corporation tax bill.
Making your Self Assessment tax payment? Use our guide as a checklist, so you don't miss out on the details.
Great entrepreneurs use their morning routines to energise, get focused, and prepare for an optimally productive day
When you're running a business, having the right insurance is everything
We run through the essentials small business owners need to know about hiring contractors—assessing CVs and conducting interviews, to payment and contract terms.
We’ve put together a comprehensive guide—including tips and FAQs—so you can better understand how you can get a mortgage while being self-employed
Here's what you should include in your business budget
As a small business owner, you want to run your business in the most tax-efficient way possible
This short guide provides a quick overview of the essentials surrounding Entrepreneurs’ Relief
Research-based tricks and techniques giving you everything you need to a top 1% LinkedIn profile
Being self-employed can offer a great lifestyle and more flexibility—but first you need to bring on clients and close deals. Below, we'll show you how to create winning proposals to grow your business.
Quick guide for limited companies giving you all the information you need to prepare for your company year-end
We run through the essentials of company car tax, along with the 2019 tax changes imposed by HMRC.
Read on to find out about different business structures, the pros and cons of each structure and key factors you need to evaluate when choosing a business structure.
“What are the rules around holiday pay?” is a common question often asked by employers
We run through the basics of claiming your business mileage if you're self-employed.
Business insurance is designed to protect you from the everyday risks
If you’re ready to take the next step, continue reading on for a step-by-step guide on the company formation process
We cover the basics on Advisory Fuel Rates, including the definition, current AFR rates and how the calculations work.
The basics of a balance sheet and P&L explained
We run through the expenses you can claim as a sole trader, plus tips you can implement for keeping good records.
Understanding what you can or can’t claim as limited company expenses is tricky—and here’s where our article comes in to guide you along.
A guide to understanding what cash flow is, why it's so important for small businesses, and how to increase your company's monthly cash flow
Seven common reasons why new small businesses fail, plus some advice on how to avoid those pitfalls and succeed
A small business guide on finding the right accountant for your company.
A business bank account offers an easier, more streamlined way to get employees the funds they need for travel and other expenses
Being a solopreneur comes with unique challenges. Here's how a virtual office can help your business succeed.
If you’re looking for some less obvious and new ways of generating business as a self-employed person, this includes a compilation of tips, tricks, and tactics.
Rather than growing your company through hiring employees, you can take advantage of a variety of virtual services designed for solo traders
Here is what you need to know when hiring your first employee