Legal and business

Freelancers business guide

A one-day workshop to help freelancers take control of their finances. Freelancers’ Business Guide will help you understand tax and national insurance as well as the importance of business planning and cash flow forecasting. The course will provide invaluable tips on how to organise yourself more effectively and think like a business. Participants will receive handouts with tips and tools to help them, with access to a secure website to download useful spreadsheets and templates, and they can receive follow up support.

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Course content

About the course

  • Types of business: self-employment, sole trader, limited company, and partnership
  • Tax & National Insurance: how it works, and what it can do for you, schedule D versus schedule E, VAT for freelancers
  • Tips for getting organised: sorting paperwork, keeping track of contacts, insurance issues
  • Getting paid: invoice tips, and chasing late payments
  • Planning to succeed: cash flow planning
  • Marketing yourself

Who it's for

For experienced freelancers, and those just starting out, with limited knowledge of business skills and finance; relevant to anyone who’d rather hide under the duvet than sort out paperwork or chase late payments.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least seven days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses if there are insufficient enrolments. Read more about our terms and conditions.

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Legal and business: Freelancers business guide

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