Advice and tips on bookkeeping for small businesses owners.


How to manage your accounts and bookkeeping as a sole trader


Small business bookkeeping software

Bookkeeping is something every small business needs to keep on top of. So, what is the best bookkeeping software for your small business? We compare 7 of the best for keeping track of income and expenditure


How to do bookkeeping as a small business

Keeping on top of your accounts as a small business needn’t be a headache. With the right approach and tools, it can be incredibly useful. Little and often is the key, says Ryan Grundy


Bookkeeping when you’re a sole trader

What’s the difference between bookkeeping and accounting? Do you even need to do bookkeeping as a sole trader? Kate Gloudemans answers your questions

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Making Tax Digital April 2022 – what’s changing

From April 2022, every small business which charges VAT will have to file accounts through the HMRC Making Tax Digital system. Here’s how to prepare


5 steps to bolster your business finances

Too many of us are guilty of not paying enough attention to day-to-day financials. Mark Wright helps change your money mindset.


How to avoid basic bookkeeping errors as a small business

Many businesses that go bust are profitable, but have hit financial problems through taking on too many projects. Here, Lee Murphy looks at how to make sure you avoid this fate.


Bookkeeping tips for the gig economy

If you’re part of the gig economy, knowing how to tell if you’re employed or self-employed is the first step towards understanding which bookkeeping tasks you need to complete.


How online bookkeeping helps save time and money

In this piece in association with Kashflow, we look at how online bookkeeping can be a godsend for small business owners.


Starting a bookkeeping business

I am an accountancy student (AAT qualified) and I wish to start my own bookkeeping business for sole traders and partnerships. What should my first steps be and are there any rules/laws that may restrict the work I take on? Also, how do I calculate how much to charge?


Accounts packages

I buy and sell cars and I am using the SAGE accounts system, however I am struggling with putting on credit notes and working out the VAT I will have to pay back.


The facts on direct debits and standing orders

There are a few differences between standing orders and direct debits, which are mainly to do with the way the systems are set up and how the money is taken.

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

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