Starting a new business - everything you need to know

You're going on an adventure, but you don't have to go alone. Plot a path straight to success with guides to help you set up your business, simplify your finances and grow your profits.

Take your first steps with FreeAgent
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Striking out on your business journey

Here's what you need to know before you set up your brand new business - and who you need to notify.

Your adventuring essentials

Make business clearer and life easier with these handy tools.

Tax rates for UK businesses

Understand where your business stands with HMRC - check up-to-date tax rates, thresholds, limits and charges.

Downloadable calendar

Calendar of small business tax dates

Download the key accounting dates in an ICS file, ready to be added to your calendar of choice.

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Events and videos

Take the weight off and watch a webinar packed with expert tips for new businesses.

Take control of your cashflow

In this webinar, our Chief Accountant, Emily Coltman FCA, talked through how to implement effective cashflow strategies for your business in a challenging economic climate.

Getting Started webinar

We give you the lowdown on FreeAgent’s key features in this webinar designed especially for new users.

Emily's Self Assessment essentials

In this simple webinar, you’ll discover what you need to know to confidently file your Self Assessment tax return ahead of the 31st January deadline.

Hear from startup founders like you

How has FreeAgent helped new businesses understand their finances?

We've used FreeAgent literally since the day we were founded. It is so intuitive and easy to use.

Ant Green
Founder, Motion Manor

I don’t just feel confident as a creative, but confident as a businesswoman as well.

Kay Bennett
Founder, KFB Interiors

Ready to take the first step?

With FreeAgent by your side from the start, you can feel confident about your business finances. From tracking your expenses to auto-populating your Self Assessment forms, FreeAgent keeps it simple for you.

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