Being self-employed is on the rise. According to the National Office of Statistics, in 2018 there were 4.8 million people, some 15% of the working population, working for themselves.
New technologies enable us to work outside of the traditional workplace setting and the internet provides opportunities to network and promote your business to a wider audience.
Working for yourself can provide a great sense of achievement, giving people the chance to showcase their skills and allowing them to work in an area that they are passionate about.
Working hours can be flexible, offering a better work/life balance which is particularly appealing to workers with young families.
It sounds amazing, and it can be. Of course, along with the excitement of running your own business comes the burden of maintaining your own financial records, ensuring that you do not fall foul of HMRC, especially with the introduction of Making Tax Digital.
It’s a good idea to get help and advice, share the financial work with experienced people. Give yourself the opportunity to enjoy being the boss!
Whether you want to discuss a start-up, accounts, book keeping, payroll or taxes Scott Vevers can help. For a free initial appointment please Contact us. Or call 01308 423 237/01305 881009