Spreadsheet or Accounting Software? What’s Right?

spreadsheet or accounting software? What's right?

Wondering whether to use a spreadsheet or accounting software for a monthly fee, to help run your small business finances? There’s often a lot of confusion between spreadsheets and cloud software when it comes to small business finance. This is especially relevant for those who are newly registered as self-employed. In this guide, I share …

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10 Smart Ways to Manage Your Freelance Finances

manage freelance finances

A freelancer’s flexible schedule to do the work they choose, when they want and where they want sounds appealing to many. After all, who doesn’t want to get paid for doing something they love? But it isn’t always easy. The pressure of finding work, waiting to get paid and administration can be too much for …

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How to Track Income and Expenses

how to track your income and expenses

Are you someone who looks at your business accounting and thinks, ‘I can’t do this!’? Maybe you’re not great at Maths or the idea of bookkeeping makes your head spin. Either way, setting up a new business as a sole trader means that you are also the boss of your own payroll department. Therefore, it’s …

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5 Ways to Organise Your Small Business Finances

how to organise your small business finances

Does the thought of your small business finances make you anxious? Are you fed up of finding yourself in tax-hell because you’ve ignored your accounting for another year? Or is bookkeeping the thing you dread most in your weekly schedule? The let’s do something about it. In this guide I share 5 really useful tips to help you organise your business finances, that best of all, are really EASY to implement right now.

Accounting for Self-Employed Business Owners

accounting for self-employed business owners

Accounting can feel confusing, especially with so many accounting softwares out there overwhelming you with functionality and pricing options. In this guide I’ll explain all about accounting, show you what you need to do and which systems will help you. Read on for some peace of mind!

How to Prepare an Income and Expenditure Statement

how to prepare an income and expenditure statement

Check how your business is performing and get the numbers you need for tax-time by preparing an income and expenditure statement. Here you can see what one looks like and read some advice of what you need to look out for when you add your numbers and the impact on your taxes.

What Business Records Should You Keep If You’re Self-Employed

keeping business records

Paperwork urgh! But if you have been burying your head in the sand when it comes to your paperwork, then it may be time to pull your head out. There are legal requirements set out by HMRC detailing what business records you need to keep and for how long.

How To Track Your Business Income

business income explained

Are you ready to start understanding what’s going on under the bonnet of your business? Tracking your business income is more than just adding up numbers for your tax return, it can give you helpful insights into where you are making money so you can, well, make more! Here’s how to get started with your tracking and some of the common mistakes you need to avoid.