The basics of Self Assessment – what you need to know

What is Self Assessment and how might it affect you as a business owner? Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant to award-winning online accounting software provider FreeAgent, explains all. Continue reading The basics of Self Assessment – what you need to know

Shares in your new company

If you’re thinking of setting up your own limited company, one concept you’ll need to get to grips with is the whole area of shares.

Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant to award-winning online accounting software provider FreeAgent, gives an overview of the rules around shares in a private limited company. Continue reading Shares in your new company

FreeAgent unveils the secret to getting paid three times quicker

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Whether its clients “forgetting” to pay, stalling for time before settling their bill – or sometimes just deciding not to pay you at all – having to chase up money that’s rightfully yours is frustrating and time-consuming. And the problem of late payment is more widespread than you might think – the UK government estimates that small firms are currently owed around £26bn in late payments, while the process of chasing debts costs these businesses millions of pounds more. Continue reading FreeAgent unveils the secret to getting paid three times quicker

The Week in Startups – Holiday struggles… and more

The Week in Startups

For most people who work for a company a holiday is the chance to shut down. It’s time to recharge the batteries and unwind. However, as this weeks column will show, R&R is not so easy for a small business owner. It’s important to rest and refuel but clearly this can be hard to do with the growing demands that a small business must face. Continue reading The Week in Startups – Holiday struggles… and more

Guest infographic from FreeAgent: Small Businesses are huge

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Did you know that 95% of all businesses in the UK have fewer than 10 employees? Or that 1 in 4 businesses don’t know what their profit margin is? That’s just a snippet from this great new infographic from FreeAgent. Take a look now.

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