Download our FREE guide to setting up and running your company

Avoid COSTLY business mistakes, and make sure you know EXACTLY what you can claim back against tax!

Do you love the idea of being your own boss, running your own business just how you want to, and making money from what you do better than anyone else? A lot of people do, but the intricacies of finances, tax, expenses and so on often frighten them into never even starting their own business.

Does that sound familiar to you? 

Imagine not having those reservations, and instead having the confidence to take the first step on your journey to running your own business and staying in control from there.

At Adaptive Accountancy, we don’t think anyone should be put off pursuing their business dreams just because they’re not sure about their ability to start and run a company. That’s why we’ve put together our comprehensive, jargon-free ‘Guide to setting up and running your company’. 

The 32-page guide takes you from the very early set-up stage, through to managing your accounts, and on to the tax expenses you can claim to really get the most out of your business. You won’t have to let the taxman keep hold of your hard-earned money, when you know what you can claim back! Better yet, we’re offering it to you completely FREE of charge.

Who is this guide for?


Perhaps you have no idea where to start? Alternatively, you might have some knowledge of how to start and run a business and are just looking for a reference point and some fresh ideas? Either way, our 6,000+ word guide is broken down into easy-to-follow sections.

The guide is not industry specific – it simply gives up-to-date, expert advice that can be applied to any business, and can be just as useful to the seasoned business professional as to the rookie entrepreneur.


  • Company set-up (what you need to know to get off the ground, including how directors are appointed and the role of shareholders)
  • Bank accounts (the dos and don’ts of setting up an account, plus our tip on which bank to use)
  • Registration of taxes (which taxes you need to register with HMRC, and a simple guide to all those confusing codes they use)
  • Accountants (the pros and, yes, even the cons of using them!)
  • Making Tax Digital (the big recent shake-up in tax, and what you need to do to be compliant)
  • Registering your sales income (including QuickBooks advice and what you should include on an invoice)
  • Expenses (how to keep track of them without having to hold on to paper receipts, and a simple guide to everything you can and can’t claim for – here’s a hint: very few businesses claim for everything they’re entitled to)
  • Taxes (get to grips with PAYE, VAT, Corporation Tax, Self-Assessment and the complicated and much-discussed IR35, learning what you must pay and when by)

Why should I download the guide?

Our guide is not intended to be something you skim through once before starting your business, then file away never to be seen again. It’s there for you to refer to throughout your business journey, whenever you need a quick reminder of when this deadline is, whether that tax applies to you, and what you could be saving through smart financial management.

We’d love to discuss anything you learn from our guide with you further. Contact us by phone or through our website, and learn about the services we offer for everyone from sole traders and subcontractors, to family businesses and limited companies.