12 essential smart-working apps for contractors and freelancers

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More and more applications are being created with the busy professional in mind, allowing us to streamline our admin and work smarter. There are thousands of apps and tools to choose from and it all comes down to personal user preferences, but here are some of our favourites to get you started.


What’s your reputation as a contractor worth?

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A great reputation inspires trust and helps you stand out from the crowd; it’s your best advocator and most silver-tongued salesman. It’s a product of years of hard graft, but once secured a stellar reputation makes it considerably easier to attract and maintain a profitable client base.


Automate your finances with inniAccounts

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As a busy self-employed contractor, we know that the easier managing your accounts is, the sooner you get back to doing what you do best. From mobile apps to live financial forecasts and minimising your admin – here’s how you can use inniAccounts to automate your limited company’s finances.


5 ways to spot a lousy accountant

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It’s easy to spot a lousy accountant, inevitably they will be losing you time and money when they should be there to make managing your finances a breeze. We’ve taken a look at some of the tell-tale signs that show it’s time for you to make the switch.


Flexibly manage your contracts (no matter their IR35 status) with inniAccounts

Manage your contracts

Flexibility isn’t just a perk of the job, it’s a requirement for the professional contractor looking to maintain their competitive edge. We’ve worked to ensure every aspect of our service supports our clients need for flexibility. So, whether your contracts are always inside IR35, always outside or a bit of both – here’s how you can easily manage them with inni.


Planning for the future? Accounting skills are no longer enough for graduates

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‘Plenty of students and graduates might now be wondering over the direction their career will go. Some will have work experience lined up, others might be taking time out and seeing the world. But I bet you one thing: all of them will be thinking ‘what next?’.’ Our director of client services, Rowena Barnwell FCCA, shares her advice for students or newly qualified accountants looking to manage their careers.


Caught inside IR35? Operating through a limited company remains the best option

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As a contractor, it’s important that you’re continually assessing the options to find what best suits you. If you find yourself working inside IR35 for example, you might be wondering which structure option would make the most financial sense for you. Here’s why operating through your own limited company remains the best option, regardless of your IR35 status.


The ultimate guide to IR35

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IR35 is a complicated piece of legislation, and there’s a lot of misinformation and scaremongering out there about it. But it’s important to have an awareness and understanding of it to ensure that you are paying the correct amount of tax and National Insurance. Matt Poyser, our Director of Customer Experience and experienced contractor, takes a look at the main points you need to know to get IR35 right.