Sole Trader

image of a self employed person sole trader at a laptop

This course helps you set up your business as a sole trader.

Course Basics

This course is designed to help you understand your first steps in self employment.

We have tried to cover most of the elements necessary for you to make a success of your business as a sole trader; from set-up to future growth.

The course includes some useful sections on the construction trades, working from home, allowances and tax, and will give you great start-up hints and tips to get you up and running in no time.

To start with, the first lesson will cover the other structures you might consider – just in case you’re not sure. If you have come straight to this course and have not completed our introductory ‘starting a business’ course.


Unless you already have a business and want some of the hints and tips, I’d strongly recommend doing the ‘starting a business’ course before doing this course. Also;

  1. If you’re considering, even remotely, a Limited Company or a Partnership construct then complete the Starting Your Business course first.
  2. Do the Business Planning Course before you commit to your business start-up. Time spent in planning is seldom wasted!


Click on the down arrows in the right side-bar to expand the course content as individual lessons.

Let us get on with the course, remember you can come back at any time once you have registered and pick up from where you left.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 30 mins - 2 hr.

Difficulty: Intermediate


Services Family


Starting Up

Expenses, Tax and National Insurance

Self employment Administration

Looking to the future

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