Business Support Tools

We have been working alongside the HMRC Business Education & Support Team to bring you some useful Business Support Tools aimed at helping you run or start-up your business.

Whether you are an employer, a self-employed individual or thinking about starting out on your own, we know how hard it can be to either build your start-up or grow your business, whilst keeping all the paperwork in order.

This resource area provides tools + links to HMRC e-learning guides and webinars  that will assist you with more specific needs.

Of course, we are here for you as well and have many programmes available to support you and your business.

Get in touch on 01329 223242 or e-mail connect@wsxenterprise.co.uk

Quick Scan Tool - Scan Your Organisation Now

How resilient is your business? How many unexpected changes have occurred in your business or organisation in the last 3 years? How many are you expecting in the NEXT month, year, two years, three years?

Use our FREE online QUICK SCAN tool to get you thinking, check out the long-term sustainability of your business and see what actions you can take to improve your resilience.

Using the online scan will provide you with a graphical report, like the example below, and also provide your with prompts to help you improve your long-term sustainability and resilience.

Totally free and totally confidential. Create an account and answer the questions – it does not tie you to any work with us.

Tech Tips

From our successful ‘Dorset Business Women Go Digital’ programme:

We get asked a lot of questions at our events and workshops, so we thought it would be useful to collate them with links to help you find the answers to your questions.

https://www.wsxenterprise.co.uk/dorsetbusinesswomengodigital/technology-learning-resources/techy-tips-useful-links/faq/

We’ve put together some links for you below, to help answer some of your most frequent questions.

Tax Widget

This Tax Wizard, from UK Tax Calculators, calculates all taxes and national insurance contributions for PAYE, Self Employment, Dividend, Capital Gains and Savings Income.

Start-Up Guides

There’s no doubt that starting your first venture can be an exciting, albeit daunting, experience.

Being your own boss has many advantages. However, it is easy to get carried away with ideas for your new product or service and forget about the basics.

You must have the right processes and contracts in place to protect your idea and you must be able to finance your venture as it grows, particularly if you are going it alone.

HMRC Tax + Vat

Starting or growing a business, to include new markets, can make tax & VAT a complicated matter.

With everything else going on with your business, this collection of HMRC videos should go some way to help explain some of the finer details.

HMRC Self-Employed e-learning

Working for yourself?
Got a lot of questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses?
If so, this HMRC e-learning course is for you.

How it can help
This course will build your confidence by guiding you through everything you need to know to get started. There are useful tips from others who have been where you are now and practical case studies to help you along the way.

HMRC Employer e-learning

Taking on staff?
You might have a lot of questions about PAYE tax, National Insurance and running a payroll?
If so, this HMRC e-learning course or tutorial is for you.

How it can help
The tutorial will guide you through everything you need to know to get started. There are useful tips from others who have been where you are now and practical case studies to help you along the way.

Self-Employed Ready Reckoner

Budgeting for your first self-employed tax bill
When you start working for yourself, you do not get your first tax bill for a while, so it may help your budgeting to start putting money aside now.

The ready reckoner tool is for self-employed people who have no other taxable income and are entitled to a basic Personal Allowance. You fill in your estimated weekly or monthly profit. Your profit is your income less any business expenses. It is assumed that you will make your accounts up to the 5th April each year.

HMRC Webinars

HMRC has produced a set of online seminars – ‘webinars’ – both live and pre-recorded, to help customers to understand a variety of tax systems and learn what obligations they need to meet.

UKTI Exports

Do you export goods to non-European Union countries?
Got a lot of questions about how to get started, finding commodity codes, the export process and keeping records?
If so, this HMRC e-learning course is for you.

How it can help
This course will build your confidence by guiding you through everything you need to know to get started. There are some examples and exercises to help you along the way.

UKTI EU Trading

Do you sell goods or supply services to other European Union (EU) countries?
Got a lot of questions about how to deal with VAT, keep records and make additional returns?
If so, this HMRC e-learning course is for you.

How it can help
This course will build your confidence by guiding you through everything you need to know to get started. There are some examples and exercises to help you along the way.

Additional Pension Income Calculator

See how much more you might receive from your pension when you retire using this easy tool. (via www.autoenrollment.co.uk)

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