What is it?
A full day or half day workshop getting to grips with the basics of how money works when you are a freelancer or small business.
Who’s it for?
Perfect for someone who’s a creative freelancer, whether new or experienced. We work a lot with people who are setting up on the own after redundancy.
We assume you’d prefer to hide under the duvet than do your expenses, so we go gently through ways of looking after money without getting bogged down in paperwork.
We don’t assume you know about tax, or even how to count without using fingers and toes.
What’s in it?
Areas covered in the workshop are:
- the differences between earning as an employee and being self-employed
- tax and national insurance for sole traders, limited companies and partnerships
- how to save time on paperwork
- what an accountant can (and can’t) do for you
- lifestyle issues and running a business from home
- getting paid on time
- planning to think like a business
What do you get out of it?
Handouts and templates galore! And reassurance that finance isn’t as hard as all that.
We also give you support on the phone or by email if you get stuck at any point in the future.
What’s so special?
It’s fun. We know most creative people are a bit frightened of tax and money matters. We take the fear out of it all and show how you can enjoy thinking like a business.
We also provide a secure website with downloadable tip sheets and templates, including how to invoice and how to keep records of tax-deductible expenses.
About the trainer
David Thomas has helped more than 5,000 trainees hone their finance skills since 2005. His background is in journalism and production, and he ran a couple of BBC departments before setting up his business.
Want to find out more?
Future courses are listed below.
If you can’t see what you’re looking for just get in touch and ask. We’ll be happy to help.
For creative people going through redundancy and wanting to set up a business of their own.
From 10:00 until 5pm
At BECTU HQ, Clapham