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Starting a new business - everything you need to know
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Striking out on your business journey
Here's what you need to know before you set up your brand new business - and who you need to notify.
Our step-by-step guide will walk you through writing a startup business plan.
Explore the pros and cons of setting up your business as a sole trader or limited company.
Finding a name that's unique, catchy and reflects what your business does can be easier said than done. Here are some tips that might help.
Want to register your business name? From limited companies to sole traders, we've got your back with our helpful guide.
Discover the rules you have to follow when you set out in business as a sole trader.
Get to grips with these seven basic legal responsibilities that you must keep on top of in your new life as a sole trader.
Are you thinking about setting up a limited company but feeling a bit overwhelmed? Find all the information you need.
Business insurance can offer valuable peace of mind - find out whether you're required to have a policy by law.
Six cost-effective ways to attract the first paying customers for your small business.
Setting your registered office address is an important step when you run a limited company. Find out how to get it right first time.
Making sense of your finances
Tips to build a healthy business, from setting up a business account to understanding your cashflow.
You don't need to be a financial wizard to create a brilliant business budget - here are six simple steps to follow.
Find out whether or not you have to use a business bank account to manage your finances.
Pricing tips to help you cover your costs, make a decent profit and maximise sales.
A rundown of the most common project pricing strategies for small businesses and freelancers.
Explore the key differences between accruals basis and cash basis accounting and what to consider when choosing which to use.
Find out how a cashflow forecast can help you take control of your business finances, then download our handy template.
Find out where you can apply for grant funding for your startup, and learn about the application process.
Looking to grow your business without relying on a bank loan? Our guide to alternative funding for small businesses is here to help.
Here's a quick reminder of the rules around record keeping and business expenses.
The deadline for filing your Self Assessment tax return is 31st January. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to file.
Searching for the perfect accountant for your small business? Here are five tips to help you to choose the right one.
Gaining ground and customers
Learn how to keep the momentum up and continue growing your business and customer base.
Here are some creative and inexpensive ways of promoting your small business that won't break the bank.
Discover how to make your business more visible online and grow your customer base with these simple local SEO tips.
Find out how to avoid some of the most common mistakes that small business owners can make.
Creating customer profiles can help you maximise your marketing budget. Here's how to get started.
In this article, we outline a step-by-step process for completing a competitor analysis for your small business.
Doing some basic analysis can help you feel confident that your business will succeed. Here are five tips for researching your market.
Looking for examples of business metrics and want to know what software to track them with? Check out this run-through.
We've collated a few apps that can help make working from home both efficient and enjoyable.
Find out what customer concentration is, what the risks are and how you can sort high concentration in your business.
Here are some tips on how to take care of yourself when you're the person in charge.
Here are some ideas on how to tip that work-life balance back in your favour.
Your adventuring essentials
Make business clearer and life easier with these handy tools.
FreeAgent's Chief Accountant Emily Coltman provides you with an easy A-Z of accounting terms
Find out if using FreeAgent could save you time and money on running your business.
Understand where your business stands with HMRC - check up-to-date tax rates, thresholds, limits and charges.
Calendar of small business tax dates
Download the key accounting dates in an ICS file, ready to be added to your calendar of choice.Download now
Events and videos
Take the weight off and watch a webinar packed with expert tips for new businesses.
In this webinar, our Chief Accountant, Emily Coltman FCA, talked through how to implement effective cashflow strategies for your business in a challenging economic climate.
We give you the lowdown on FreeAgent’s key features in this webinar designed especially for new users.
In this webinar, our Chief Accountant, Emily Coltman FCA, gave an overview of the Self Assessment tax return, how it works and what you're likely to need to put into yours.
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