Course curriculum

    1. Introduction Part 1

    2. Introduction part 2

    3. Sole Trading Made Simple workbook

    1. What type of business is right for you

    2. What to call your business

    3. When to register your business

    4. How to register your business

    5. Business bank accounts

    6. Business bank accounts, part 2

    7. Module 1 Quiz

    1. Key dates

    2. Module 2 Quiz

    1. Update to Making tax Digital - please read before watching the video

    2. Making tax digital

    3. Module 3 Quiz

    1. Intro to keeping records

    2. What records do I need to keep?

    3. How long do I need to keep records for?

    4. Habits and tips

    5. Module 4 Quiz

    1. What is income and what types of income are there?

    2. Best ways to track income

    3. Module 5 Quiz

About this course

  • £275.00
  • 68 lessons
  • 7.5 hours of video content

Is this course right for you?

In this course, we'll cover all the basics in simple terms to help you understand what you should be doing as a sole trader business. Work through the course at your own pace and let us help simplify everything.

  • Starting out in business and want to make sure you start right?

  • Been in business for a while but feel a bit lost & want to make sure you are doing things right?

  • Do accounts terms overwhelm you?

Are you ready to learn more about being a sole trader and what you should be doing?

Meet the Instructor

Ciara Magill-Lavery

Hi everyone - my name is Ciara and I'm the Director of Accounts By Ciara Ltd. We specialise in helping sole traders understand what is expected of them from HMRC and understand their business finances to help them make decisions for their business. We pride ourselves in being able to explain technical terms in a simple easy to understand way to take the fear away for small business owners! We have developed this course to help as many sole traders as possible have access to our short video explanations to make running their businesses easier. We are so grateful you took this time to learn about our course and thank you in advance for taking this journey with us.

Pricing options

Price includes a self-study course with lifetime access, 2 Q&A Zoom group sessions to help answer any questions that arise as you work through the course. (These are run fortnightly and must be taken within 3 months of purchase) and Bonus modules including Human Resources, insurance protection, business mentorship, lead generation, pensions and outsourcing.


“Ciara is amazing! Makes everything understandable and takes her time explaining what is needed when starting a business. I honestly had no idea and was actually very overwhelmed even thinking about the accounts side of things. Well, not anymore! The best decision I could have made is working with Ciara!”

Danielle, Business Owner

“I was asked to beta-test this course as a new sole trader. I’ve always been the type of person who is intimidated by numbers and finds the accounts side of running my business very daunting. The topics on this course are so well-explained with no jargon in sight. It was easy to understand and follow along. Being able to work through the course in my own time allowed me the opportunity to reflect on everything I’d learned without becoming overwhelmed. I would recommend this course and working with Ciara to any small business owner. ”

Megan O'Kane - Virtual Assistant