WELCOME TO GO SELF EMPLOYED

Guides and Resources for the Self Employed

Simple, straightforward advice to make topics like registering with HMRC, tax returns, accounting and banking easy to understand.

Ready To Become Self-Employed?

Going self-employed is more popular than ever. If you’re looking to work for yourself then my website contains the best resources to help you set up the financial side of your business, learn about your responsibilities and the taxes you’ll need to pay to HMRC.

anita forrest

ABOUT

I’m Anita, a Chartered Accountant turned entrepreneur and creator of the Go Self-Employed website. I’m passionate about helping others become self-employed and feel confident managing their finances because I know we leave school totally unequipped to deal with personal finances, let alone business finances, but this shouldn’t hold us back from building the business we dream of. 

With my bookkeeping spreadsheets, guides and resources I’ll help you organise your business finances, learn how you’ll get paid, register a business and check you’re making the tax savings you’re legally entitled to.

LEARN HOW TO SET UP THE FINANCIAL SIDE OF YOUR BUSINESS

Starter Guides and Resources

How to Become Self-Employed

Self-Employed Taxes Explained

Bookkeeping

Business Bank Accounts

Business Insurance

Self-Employed Pensions

FEATURED POST

Business Blunders, Finding Fabulous Freelancers and Paying International Contractors

In this guide, I share some of my biggest business blunders, explain why I had to stop DIY-ing everything and build a team of freelancers around me. I’ll also give you my best advice when you outsource for the first time, so you can get the best results you can without wasting money. 

THE ULTIMATE BOOKKEEPING SPREADSHEET

Track your income, expenses and taxes in one simple bookkeeping spreadsheet, tailored to the needs of the self-employed.

22 powerful tabs to save you the hassle of figuring out what numbers and reports you need, with all the complicated formulas taken care of. 

Simply enter your income and expenses and let the template do the rest, including generating the numbers you’ll need for your tax return in one single tab.