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More people are now setting up small businesses or operating as sole traders. 2014 is set to see the continued growth of sole traders across the UK. For those of you who are thinking about setting up as a sole trader in 2014 or if you have recently become a sole trader, then our advice guide is a must for you. It’s important to know what you can claim for and also what you need to get in place to start operating as a sole trader. Advice on bookkeeping and guidelines on how to initially set things up.

You can download our Sole Trader Guide for FREE below. If you have found our guide helpful, please share this page as it could be helpful to others.

Download the Sole Trader Guide

Other guides of interest available for download:

Download Limited Company Guide

Download Partnership Guide


We also have an ‘ask the accountant’ page, this is an area you can get some initial advice from one of our accountants or ask them an accounting related question for free.

You can find the page here >


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Karl Bilby

We work very closely with our expert accountants to bring you the latest factually correct tax and accounting news. We also enjoy writing about small business news that we hope you find useful!

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