Successful Self-Employment Made Simple

Practical guides and resources to help you take the right steps to create the freedom, flexibility and financial stability you dream of by going self-employed

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Planning Your Business

Ready to make a realistic plan to start your business? Learn how to refine your business idea and build a plan to create a business that's aligned with your vision of self-employment.

Legals and Regulations

Struggling to understand what steps you need to take to keep your business on the right side of the law? Learn what you need to do on the practical side of things like registration, insurance and bank accounts.

Tools & Tech

Having the right tools and tech streamlines your business, improves customer experience and saves you time. Use these guides to help you navigate the process of choosing and setting up the tech and tools you'll need.

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Whether you’re you’ve been self-employed for a while or are newly running your own business, I’ve created this group to support (and challenge) you as you set up and grow your business and to be a place for people to chat, vent and get advice on the ups and downs of going self-employed. Inside you’ll find tips, tools and challenges to help you with setting up your business and continuing your self-employment journey.

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    Hello, I’m Anita

    A Chartered Accountant turned blogger and creator of this website

    I set out on my mission to simplify self-employment for people seeking more freedom and financial stability back in 2019 after spending more than a decade working alongside small business owners.
    I decided to take my experience and knowledge of going self-employed and juggling family commitments to show others that they can create a steady income doing something they love while staying in control of their time, when they work and how often.
    Don’t believe it’s possible? Then stick with me and I’ll show you how to get through the process of setting up a business and creating that beautiful balance of freedom and financial stability.

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