Knowledge

A selection of great tools, business guides and articles to help make your business a success

Starting out

So you’re ready to go it alone, but what company set up is best for you? What tax implications do you need to be aware of? And just how do you come up with the right name? We’ve got the guidance you need.

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Becoming self-employed

What is a sole trader?

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.

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Get paid

How to invoice your clients

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.

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Running a business

Glossary of business terms

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.

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Tax

How to contact HMRC

HMRC's systems can be a little tricky to navigate, and you might not always know which department you're looking for. Thankfully, we've compiled a handy guide to point you in the right direction.

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