Liz can be found on the following external websites…
Some useful organisations’ websites that will be of interest...
Here are a few links I found useful, when signing up as a self-employed sole-trader.
It seems the UKRC is a mass of information but the search engine it uses is useless, unless you know the exact name of the form you are after, so hopefully this list of links will save you time in the future.
So first off the HMRC website has the basic info on what to do first - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/selfemployed/register-selfemp.htm advice from a couple of financial bods told me the form used to be a self-assessment and a separate self-employment one, now the form is a single dual-use one, called CWF1, however you can now do this online - Complete an online registration form for Self Assessment
If you are in full time employment on a payroll and you want to do extra work as freelance, you still have to sign up as self employed.
With thanks to 12StepSoulFoodForTheSpirit Yahoo Group here's a list of interesting, motivational, inspirational and sometimes spiritual writings.
Initally produced for alcoholics anonymous groups in mind, these pages can promote new ideas and help focus the mind, which is a tool anyone can gleam help from.
Being a really keen supporter of all things open source here are a few programmes that are open source that might be of use to you. For more information on the Open Source Initiative (OSI), what Open Source means, and for a more definitive list of software out there try http://www.opensource.org
Here's a list of Liz's favourite OS software programmes...