Female entrepreneurs are doing it for themselves… and their families

Today is International Women’s Day and new research commissioned by online accountants Crunch shows that the challenge facing UK female entrepreneurs is as tough as it ever was.

According to Simply Business, in 2011 there was a 12% increase in the number of women setting up their business and now nearly a third of business owners in the UK are women with female entrepreneurs accounting for around 7% of the UK’s workforce. Continue reading

Six easy steps to set up a UK business – Part Four

Hello again and after teasing you for a couple of weeks this episode will tell you about what you have to pay and what you can claim for as your new business takes hold.

The first thing to do is not to become too carried away when those invoices are finally paid. It may look like a lot of money compared to your previous salary when you had a regular job, but those invoices are gross revenues. Continue reading