Leaving the comfort of a regular paycheck and stable working hours feels very much like a leap of faith - because it is. It's time to be brave.
If you spend time working from home, then depending on the work you do, you might be able to claim expenses back for using your home as an office, either by claiming for office equipment like computers and furniture, or even renting part of your home to your company. We break down the rules.
When is a business classed as an intermediary, and what does this mean for intermediary businesses and contractors? Our article has the information you need to know about employment intermediaries, whether your business is one, and what is expected of you if you are.
Our checklist gives contractors some top tips in securing the perfect projects for themselves. We look at all the things you can do to improve your CV.
Strategic business partnerships give small businesses and startups the opportunity to grow their company. We explore multiple partners and the benefits.
Self-employed and struggling to deal with Self Assessment? Start the tax year positively and make next year’s Self Assessment as painless as possible - get some expert advice from our client managers.
Why use online accounting software when you can download an Excel spreadsheet for free? Well, the reasons are numerous, sophisticated online accounting software can give you a clear picture of your business finances, anywhere, anytime and help with all your mandatory filing and record keeping.
As the term suggests, when operating as a sole trader you’re running your business as an individual. Being a sole trader merely means that there’s no legal distinction between the owner and the business.Part of our range of jargon-free explanations of the legal structures out there for the self-employed.
We’re fast approaching the end of the tax year on 5th April, and now is usually a good time to get to grips with any tax changes, so you can maximise your tax efficiency for the outgoing tax year and get your business prepared for the new tax year. You’ll also want to stay up-to-date with the rates and thresholds.
You've pitched, landed the job, delivered your work...and now it's time to get your money. But how do you do that? Luckily, help is at hand! We give you the lowdown on what your invoice should include as well as links to handy free templates and software.
Unsure of the difference between cash-flow and capital? Business jargon can often be complicated, especially if you're just getting started. We've compiled a glossary of some often-used business and accounting terms and provided easy to understand definitions, with links to further info where appropriate.