Bookkeeping Spreadsheets, Guides and Resources for Self-Employed Business Owners who DIY their Finances and Taxes

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

Ready To Become Self-Employed?

In this 10 Step Guide I’ll show you everything you need to do to set up your business and register with HMRC, as well as all things tax related.


I create templates and resources to help small business owners who have great ideas but hate numbers, so they can get their financial ducks in a row and make better business decisions.


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.


Being self-employed has many perks, but the ones that you miss out on when you work for yourself is sick pay and income protection in the event you are unable to work.

Many self-employed people choose to take out life insurance and critical illness cover in case they get too sick to work or pass away and want to ensure their family are financially secure.

In this guide I explain more about life insurance, the products  available and why it’s so crucial to secure protection for you and your family when you’re self-employed.

anita forrest


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.


Not sure where to start when it comes to taxes? Worried the tax-man is lurking around the corner? Got a feeling in the pit of your stomach that you’ve missed something?

I’ll show you the 6 core elements of self-employment taxes in these simple guides so you can learn what you should (and shouldn’t) be doing, take away the worry you are missing out on tax allowances and show you the deadlines you need to know.  




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