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Sole Trader Needs Advice



New Member
Hi guys,

ive just started my own pressure washing business, but i have been self employed for a few years now. i originally worked for one company under the CIS scheme. so i used to do all my returns myself, with my CIS statement, it wasnt too hard.

But now ive got my own business, i was just wanting some advice, also im thinking i should get myself an accountant, or atleast touch base with one, and create some kind of relationship with for those times when it all get too comfusing for me!

So if there is any accountants out there in the Glasgow area that i could get in touch with, even if its just a PM on here to start with, that would be great!

Also, im looking to get some accounting software, i had a look at another thread on here about it, but it sees like a bit of personal preferrence. i was thinking quickbooks? is this an easy format to work with for a small, non stock related business? Is it easy to work with from the accountants point of view?




New Member
Why not give us a shout and we'll see what we can do for you. Over the past few year bookkeepers have become the better option for small businesses as accountants become more specialised.

We can certainly advise on software and systems to put in place.


Qualified Bookkeeper


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Just sent you an email through your enquiry form on your site.
Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

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I suggest you focus on making contact with an accountant first, and worry about the software later. It could be that the accountant will make some suggestions about how you keep your records, and that could affect your choice of software.

Also, it's quite possible that you won't need any special software at all. If your accounting needs are really simple - and I suspect they will be, at least to begin with - it might be enough just to keep simple sales and purchase listings, which you could do in a spreadsheet or even manually. But, again, the accountant can advise on that.

Either way, good luck with your business.