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Confused about how to go self employed? Then let me guide you through the registration & setup process, one step at a time.

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Want to make more profits & pay less tax? Here's a collection of my top tax and business tips.

Anita Forrest

Accountant/Content Creator

A bit about me

I’m Anita, a Chartered Accountant with over a decade of experience taking self employed business owners from financially confused to business savvy.

‘Go Self Employed’ is a collection of articles and resources to make self employment less terrifying, no matter what stage you are at.

When I’m not bean counting or writing blog posts you’ll find me walking my dog, in the gym or bingeing on Netflix.

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