So, you have decided to become self-employed. You know what you want – you want to work for yourself. You want to set your own hours. You want to be in charge of your own work. But how do we make the jump from being just another cog in another business to becoming the business.

We understand that navigating the world of accounting and finance can be difficult as a freelancer or contractor. That’s why we have used over twenty-eight years of accounting experience to provide a variety of tools and guides specifically constructed for the self-employed to keep you as informed as possible.

From working out what you could earn going self-employed to deciding what business structure to use, indulge in our free resources to becoming a more informed contractor, and hopefully a better-paid contractor, too.

Limited Company Resources | SJD Accountancy

Decided to form a limited company? Find out everything you need to know in our free guides - from the incorporation process to taking out dividends.

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Sole Trader Resources | SJD Accountancy

Interested in working as a sole trader? Learn everything you need to know in our guides for sole traders.

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Who We Help | SJD Accountancy

Our accountancy services have been designed with a range of industries and sectors in mind. Find out more about who we help.

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Umbrella Company Guides | Umbrella Company Advice and Resources

Umbrella or limited. Limited or umbrella. It’s one of the first questions on the mind of any new contractor.

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IR35 Guides and Resources | SJD Accountancy

As a contractor, it's likely you'll be aware of IR35, but do you know just what it means for you and your company? We've put together all you need to know.

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Financial Advice Archives | SJD Accountancy

Finances can be a tricky subject when you're self-employed. Our financial advice guides cover a range of topics to aid your understanding.

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Becoming a Contractor Resources | SJD Accountancy

Considering contracting? Wondering what benefits to expect, or looking for more detailed info, like how to form your own company? We’ve got you covered.

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Contractor Guides Archives | SJD Accountancy

We've put together a diverse range of guides to help you with all of the elements that come with being a contractor. Browse our contractor guides here.

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Contractor Expenses Resources | SJD Accountancy

As a contractor, there are certain business expenses you can claim through your limited company. Read our guide to discover the tax relief you could claim.

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Sector Advice Resources | Career Support for Contractors

If you’re wondering how to find your niche, where to source contracts or what earnings you can expect to take home, we’ve got you covered.

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Small Business Guides | Help and Advice for Small Businesses

Are you an owner of a small business and looking for information? Our guides for small businesses are designed to help you and your small business thrive.

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Contractor Careers Centre Resources | SJD Accountancy

Get clued up on everything you need to know about starting your contracting career with career advice from SJD Accountancy.

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UK Contracting Guides | Help and Advice for Contracting in the UK

As the UK economy continues to grow, contracting is growing in popularity. Our helpful guides contain more information on contracting in the UK.

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Work Life Balance Guides | Work Life Balance Advice and Support

Choosing to work for yourself as a contractor, freelancer or consultant comes with a host of benefits.

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Contracting Abroad Resources | SJD Accountancy

Before you decide to leave the UK to contract abroad, there are a few things you will need to consider. Browse our guides on contracting abroad.

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