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Stuck In A Bookkeeping Rut? Let’s Dig You Out

Stuck In A Bookkeeping Rut? Let’s Dig You Out

It’s true that the digital age is moving faster than anyone thought possible. No matter what work you do, you’ll have encountered a need for foresight and efficiency when running your business, which, more often than not, means staying ahead of the technological...

How FreeAgent Solves RTI Trouble

How FreeAgent Solves RTI Trouble

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll have already seen our advice for getting your RTI submissions up to scratch. HMRC takes the accuracy of PAYE schemes very seriously; real time information (RTI) submissions are an important step in securing yourself...

Insurance And Legal Protection For Your Contracting Business

Insurance And Legal Protection For Your Contracting Business

Becoming a contractor doesn’t mean you’re a lone wolf in business. With the right insurance and legal protection, you can pursue your career with confidence, knowing that you’re protected against mishaps, disputes and even physical injury, and making your work legal...

How to Find New Contracts When Your Current One Ends

How to Find New Contracts When Your Current One Ends

Contracting is growing in popularity for professionals looking to become more autonomous. However, to succeed as a contractor, it’s vital to stay on the ball. Having a set workload over a period of months or weeks does wonders for your sense of security, but it can be...

Do You Have Enough Set Aside To Pay Your Taxes?

Do You Have Enough Set Aside To Pay Your Taxes?

Seeing a steady stream of income sprout from your hard work is a beautiful feeling. Freelancers and contractors may feel they can finally rest at ease once they’re able to sustain a living. However – the taxman will be very interested in what you’ve managed to earn,...

How FreeAgent Solves RTI Trouble

Why Your Contracting Bookkeeping Needs To Be in The Cloud

Any business worth its salt has data storage high on its agenda. As more and more of our working resources become digitised, there’s the escalated threat of losing everything in a matter of moments. Whether due to accident, corruption or malicious activities, relying...

Why We Only Work with Contractors and Freelancers

Why We Only Work with Contractors and Freelancers

Accountancy services are extremely varied, which is why it’s important to find an accountant that meets your needs. Here at Bright Ideas, we only work with contractors and freelancers, for a few special reasons. We know that self-employed professionals are committed...

Stepping Up To The Plate: How Could Your Accountant Improve?

Stepping Up To The Plate: How Could Your Accountant Improve?

Accountants, by and large, will do whatever it takes to make their services complement your business model. Hiring someone like us gives you an inherent promise: to save you time and hassle when managing your payroll, tax returns and business expenses. Contractors and...

What To Do When Your Contractor Bookkeeping Is A Mess

What To Do When Your Contractor Bookkeeping Is A Mess

As a contractor, keeping your accounts in order can be a headache, and one that only gets worse the more you ignore it. Organisation is a key ingredient to success in self-employment, so it pays to have a firm hand on your bookkeeping. If things have gotten a bit...

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