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.
Top 10 business planning tips for start-ups
Writing a business plan is an important step in the business start-up process. And, if you want to raise funding for your new business, you simply must produce an up-to-date business plan to show potential backers.
5 questions to ask yourself before starting a business
The inspiration to start a business can come at any time: in the pub, in the shower, in the supermarket, walking the dog. Whatever your business idea is, here are 5 things you need to do before you make the leap.
Top 10 tips for choosing a contractor accountant
If you do a quick Google search for the term “contractor accountant”, you may be surprised to see just how many companies claim to be specialists in this sector. With so many companies to choose from, how do you know which ones will provide you with the best service?
Tax reliefs and allowances your business could benefit from
Tax reliefs could save you thousands on your Corporation tax bill. If you haven’t yet explored these reliefs, there is no time like the present.
Limited company expenses – what can you claim for?
Which expenses you can and can’t claim via your limited company, and what to consider when deciding whether it’s you or your business that should pay for something.
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.