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Emily Coltman

The top five accountancy errors made by small businesses

Emily Coltman lists five mistakes small businesses make with accounting and how to avoid unnecessary accountancy errors

Accounts & Tax

Accounts & Tax

Five small business taxes you need to know about

Here, FreeAgent's Emily Coltman presents five small business taxes that you need to know about.

Accounts & Tax

Navigating business expenses as a limited company

Emily Coltman, chief accountant at FreeAgent, gives some tips on negotiating the minefield of business expenses.

Accounts & Tax

Five ways to spring clean your business books

Here are some top tips from Emily Coltman to help you brush up your bookkeeping and get your business set for fresh new growth in the months ahead.

Accounts & Tax

Should I charge my clients VAT?

Here, Emily Coltman of Freeagent answers a reader's query on whether they should charge clients VAT.

Accounts & Tax

A small business guide to capital assets

Emily Coltman of FreeAgent discusses capital assets and gives her top tips for dealing with them in your business accounts.

Accounts & Tax

Five things to remember when cash flow forecasting for your business

It's vitally important to have a good grasp of what cash is coming in and going out of your business. Here, Emily Coltman gives some top tips on managing your forecasts.

Sole trader

What is a sole trader? A small business guide

Here, Emily Coltman, chief accountant at FreeAgent, investigates one very popular structure for new business owners: sole tradership.

Accounts & Tax

Entertaining in your business: Can you claim tax relief?

Are you able to claim on the cost of entertaining someone, and what are the implications for VAT? Emily Coltman, chief accountant at FreeAgent, gives the answers.

Accounts & Tax

Four things to know about Making Tax Digital in the new tax year

Emily Coltman gives a lowdown on the Making Tax Digital plans and offers some top tips for preparing your business for the new tax year.

Accounts & Tax

Four things to remember if you miss the self-assessment deadline

Emily Coltman gives her top tips for small businesses completing their tax return after the deadline.

Accounts & Tax

Don’t get your fingers burned on VAT tax issues

As the Great British Bakeoff returns for a seventh series, Emily Coltman gives her top tips for helping make sure your VAT cake doesn’t collapse.

Setting up a company

Starting a limited company? Be aware of these new requirements

Emily Coltman gives a brief run-through of the extra information you now need to know if you are setting up a limited company in today's climate.

Business management

Five things to consider measuring in your small business

Emily Coltman gives her top tips for successful business measurement.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience