• setting up accounts

    Setting up accounts for a sole trader – a beginner’s guide

    If you decide to work for yourself and begin trading as a sole trader, (self-employed) you will need to set up your accounts to record your income and expenses. In order to do this, you will…

  • small business accountant

    Top 10 tips for choosing an accountant for your small company

    Most small business owners say that their accountant is their most valuable advisor – a good accountant will keep your books in order, help with tax planning, and will ensure that you meet all your…

  • online accounting software

    How to choose the best online accounting software for your business

    Small business accounting software has changed massively in recent years. Thankfully, the advent of cloud computing has consigned the days of buying book-keeping software in a box and installing it on your own computer to…

  • book keeping

    Book-Keeping basics every small business owner should know

    Few people start a new business so they can do paperwork. Spending time adding up receipts or pushing invoices around a desk is nobody’s idea of fun – unless you’re starting up as a book-keeper…

  • Financial and management accounts – the differences

    In this guide, we take a look at the differences between financial and management accounts, and how each type of accounts can benefit your business.

  • How to set up and manage payroll for your business

    If you’re starting to employ people in your business, mastering payroll is going to become an essential part of your business. Get it wrong and you risk unhappy employees and potential penalties from HMRC. There’s…