Free Business Guides

We’ve put together a series of free guides to help you kick start your freelance career, excel at your new contract job, or get your small business up and running.rm and you’ll have access to each guide for free.

Whether you’re new to contracting or an experienced self-employed professional, these guides will give you the information you need to operate the right way and help grow your business.

Just click the links below, complete a short form and the guides are yours.

Key dates in the accounting calendar

In the annual accounting cycle of your business, there are a few key dates that you need to be aware of. The Boox app will automatically notify you when you…

How to run a Limited Company

So you’re running a limited company, what comes next? Now you’re self-employed, you may be wondering about how to firstly go about setting up your new business, but then there’s…

Freelancing and freelance work

Winning new clients is an exciting part of freelancing. How often you’ll need to generate new business will depend on the nature of your work, employment opportunities and operating practices…

Choosing the right accountant

Whilst most people are pretty comfortable with how a traditional accountancy firm works, the new breed of online accounting firms can be a bit of a grey area for those…

A company pension – tax efficient retirement planning

The great thing about having your own Limited Company is that is doesn't just have to support you while you're working. With a company pension scheme, you can use the…

A Guide to Contractor Mortgages

We’ve partnered with Contractor Mortgages Made Easy (CMME) to produce a guide to mortgages for all self-employed professionals, to give you an idea of the types of contractor mortgages which…

What is VAT & how to register

As the owner of a Limited Company, a partner in a partnership or a freelancer, you’ll need to make a decision about registering for VAT – Value Added Tax. Registering for…

Understanding your company director responsibilities

If you’ve decided to work through a Limited Company, you’ll become a Director. Your Limited Company is a legal entity in its own right. Its finances and assets are separate…

How to claim business expenses through your Limited Company

If you run your own business, some of the costs you incur to operate can be claimed back as a business expenses. Any expense you claim must be in line…

What is IR35? Advice for contractors

IR35 was introduced in April 2000. Understanding IR35, and it’s potential impact on you is now vital for anyone who is likely to be operating through their own Limited Company.…

How to set up a Limited Company

Setting up a Limited Company is one of the most popular ways for contractors and freelancers to structure their business. Although it comes with legal responsibilities, the advantages outweigh these.…