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Guide to Running your Own Business

Over 70 pages of clear, straightforward, sensible plain English advice on starting your own business and making a success of it!


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Self Employed Guide To running your own business

Welcome. Here at Easy Accountancy we believe that your accountant should do a lot more than just complete your tax return or tell you how your business is doing – they should help you identify opportunities to improve your income, and then support you in trying to realise them.

Our watchword is ‘commitment’. We take our clients’ interests to heart and strive to be proactive, recommending value added solutions whilst maintaining outstanding customer service. Of course we can take care of all of your personal and business tax needs, thereby freeing up valuable time and resources for you to devote to running your business, but we are also committed to going the extra mile.

If you have any questions about being self employed or would like any further advice please call us on 0500 234111 or 01442 275767, or email accept this Self Employed Guide with our compliments - we hope you will find it interesting and informative. We have tried to make it as easy to read as possible, but some of the subjects covered, for example tax and VAT, can get quite complex. As a client, you will of course have unlimited access to your own dedicated tax expert who will be able to discuss any issues with you by phone or email.

This guide is a unique toolkit which has been designed to help you get more out of your business as a self employed business owner, whether you operate as a sole trader or through a Limited company. It explains Easy Accountancy’s experience in supporting thousands of small businesses across the UK and covers the following key areas:

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Why Clients Choose Easy Accountancy

Easy Accountancy offers a low cost, fixed fee accountancy package with all clients receiving their own dedicated, friendly, approachable accountant.

All of our accountants specialise in providing accountancy services to the self-employed, freelancers, sole traders, small to medium sized limited companies and private individuals. All accountants are employees of Easy Accountancy and we never outsource or offshore work.

Our low cost, all-inclusive fixed-fee accountancy service includes unlimited access to your own dedicated accountant throughout the year and covers all your business and personal tax affairs needs.

All our accountancy services include:
  - Unlimited access to your accountant
  - Ongoing advice on how to manage your business
  - Proactive tax advice throughout the year
  - Updates and reminders so you'll never miss a deadline
  - Free bookkeeping software

As a sole trader our fees start at just £60 + VAT a month, for this you receive the above plus:
  - Completion of your Self-Assessment tax return
  - Advice on how much Income Tax to pay
  - Guidance on National Insurance contributions

As a limited company our fixed fee packages are bespoke to your needs, however typically you’ll receive the above, plus:
  - Completion of your year end accounts*
  - Completion and submission of your annual return Companies House
  - The director/s Self Assessment tax return
  - Payroll bureau
  - Dividends and corporation tax computations

We’ve saved our clients up to half on their accountancy bills – if you’d like a quote, click on the quote me button to the right of this page. Alternatively, call us on 01442 275767 or email

*If you would like us to complete your company year end accounts we simply ask that you have been a client of Easy Accountancy for one year or have made 12 monthly payments.