Crunch Guides

In-depth business advice for freelancers, contractors and small businesses

We know running your own business can be confusing - all those rules and regulations can give even the most enthusiastic bureaucrat a headache.

Before you attempt to enter the fray, arm yourself with knowledge through our handy - and totally free - business guides. Downloadable, so you can reference them whenever you need to, and always up-to-date with the latest legislation, they contain everything you’ll need to successfully start and run your own business!

Our Guides

Self Assessment guideby Jon Norris and Nick Chowdrey
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Business expenses guideby Calum Morrison and Laura Hughes
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Starting a limited companyby Calum Morrison and Laura Hughes
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What is IR35?by Calum Morrison
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About the Authors

Nick Chowdrey Crunch Technical Writer

A writer and journalist with a passion for technology, politics and economics, Nick is fascinated by how the internet continues to shape modern society, particularly in the areas of business and communication. With an MA in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Sussex, Nick is well-versed in creating content across various platforms, and loves using his skills to educate, inform and entertain.

Laura Hughes Accountancy Training Manager

After 10 years delivering management and financial accounts in the Marketing industry, Laura began tutoring an AAT course part-time in 2012 and discovered a passion for teaching. AAT and ACCA qualified, with a BSc in Applied Accounting, Laura joined Crunch to oversee our in-house accountancy training, and loves roller skating with with her partner and two kids!

Jon Norris Crunch Web Editor

A freelance writer by trade, Jon looks after the Crunch blog and our Twitter, Facebook and Google+ accounts. With years of experience writing for national publications and various websites, Jon knows all there is to know about managing a freelance business, finding new clients and credit control for the self-employed.

Calum Morrison Crunch Technical Writer

Calum recently came to rest in Brighton having spent the last few years travelling around the world. A qualified and experienced financial journalist with an MA in literature from a Paris University, Calum is charged with turning our accountants’ expert knowledge into prose that even the most innumerate business owner can understand.


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