Showing all "Self employed" articles


Posted: 21st November 2016

By: Julie Cann

When someone asked me what I did once and I said “Bookkeeper”, they thought I meant I was a “Bookie” and asked me if I had any betting tips for…

Mortgages for the Self-Employed

Posted: 12th September 2016

By: Pauline Johnson

For the newly self-employed this information might be useful if your bank or lender won’t lend to you. When you are self-employed, many lenders want three years’ accounts or SA302s,…

7 Reasons why I love working for myself

Posted: 5th July 2016

By Holly Hinton Being self-employed can be lonely, difficult, testing, frustrating, all-consuming and downright scary, especially in times of financial uncertainty like we are facing here in the UK at…

Protect your Business with a Lasting Power of Attorney

Posted: 28th June 2016

By: Helen Jackson

Protect your Business with a Lasting Power of Attorney Loss of mental capacity doesn’t just affect the very old. It can happen to us all through stroke, accident or illness.…

Sponsorship – How to Showcase your Business

Posted: 27th June 2016

By: Kim Gilmour

If you are involved in any sort of charity, voluntary work or put on events you will know all about trying to get sponsorship to boost those all-important funds. Identifying…

The 5 ‘B’s of Creating a Business with Soul

Posted: 13th April 2016

By: Holly Hinton

If you work for yourself, or want to, a huge part of creating a business that you love is to make sure that it mirrors how you feel on the…

BiS Self Employment Review by Julie Deane (Cambridge Satchel Company)

Posted: 7th March 2016

See the whole report HERE The report is written in a straightforward way so as to be practical and completely unambiguous. I would welcome feedback from the self-employed sector, with…

HMRC Tax Guide for the self employed

Posted: 7th March 2016

HMRC’s new ‘Tax guide for the self-employed’ yet?   Based on feedback from business customers, we’ve redesigned our online learning for the newly self-employed. The new guide is shorter and easier…