How to form a limited company in the UK – how the incorporation process works. What is Companies House, and what are your responsibilities as a company director?
How to set up in business as a sole trader – otherwise known as becoming self-employed. What are the pros and cons, and what are your obligations as a business owner?
How are small businesses taxed in the UK? We explore the various taxes you will encounter as a business owner – either as a sole trader or a limited company.
There are so many things to consider before you set out on your own and start a new business. We have dozens of expert guides to help you get started.
Whether you do your own accounts or hire an accountant to look after your books, here are some guides to help you keep on top of the numbers.
Most businesses need access to finance at some stage – either to get started or to help the business grow. Here we look at the most common sources of funding.
How do you get a mortgage if you’re self-employed?
Here’s what you need to do to give your mortgage application the best chance of succeeding – whether you’re a sole trader, or running your own limited company.
How to set up a pension when you’re self-employed
Everything you need to know about setting up a pension when you’re self-employed – whether you’re a sole trader, or running your own limited company.
How to start an eBay business: what you need to know
Are you thinking of joining in and trying your hand at becoming an eBay seller? Here’s what you need to know about getting your new business off the ground.
What business expenses can you claim as a sole trader?
Whether you work from your laptop at home or have premises fitted with expensive equipment, every business has running costs. But what counts as a legitimate business expense when you’re a sole trader?
Sole Trader Tax Calculator
Find out how much tax you pay as a sole trader – in terms of income tax and Class 2/4 NICs on your business profits.
Why you must fire your worst clients – and how to do it
You’re working flat out with steam wafting off your keyboard when the phone rings. Your heart sinks and a faint shudder runs down your spine. It’s your client from hell… again.