Starting Your Self-Employed Journey?

So, you did it! You followed your dream to start a business. But you never expected it to be so confusing – from how to register as self-employed to filing your first tax return. With so much information out there, how do you know whose advice to trust? If you’re a side hustler or sole trader looking for a trusted resource to guide you through how to set up a business, from handling taxes to bookkeeping, you’re in the right place.

Go Self Employed

The small business finance blog for UK sole traders, freelancers and Limited Company owners

anita forrest

Worried you’ve missed a step setting up your business?

I get it! I’m Anita, a Chartered Accountant turned content creator on a mission to simplify money and taxes for the self-employed. (I’m also a Spreadsheet Geek and Money Nerd!)

Because starting your own business shouldn’t be so hard. Just because we aren’t taught about money at school, it shouldn’t prevent us from creating a financially stable life on our own terms.

That’s why this website is full of straightforward advice to make topics like taxes, accounting, banking and insurance easy to understand at every point in your self-employed journey. I want to simplify business and tax for UK sole traders and small business owners, like you.

You make money doing what you love; I’ll help you look after it.

Ready to go self-employed?

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