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#AskTheExpert: HMRC and Your StartUp Business

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


This FREE #AskTheExpert workshop, fully funded by the ERDF, takes you through the world of HMRC and self assessment with Ivka Gorianni from Simple Accountancy

Are you planning on starting your own businesses or are already a startup?

When you’ve never been self employed or have just registered, trying to understand the world of HMRC can seem daunting and confusing. This workshop with Ivka will be a great opportunity to walk through all the areas of HMRC that you need to understand and there will be plenty of time for your questions:

  • Registering with HMRC and self assessment – when, how and why?
  • Limited vs sole trader and its implications
  • The role of accountants and book keepers
  • Your first self assessment tax return
  • Book keeping systems and managing your expenses
  • Question and answer session

So book yourself onto this FREE #AskTheExpert workshop to get yourself fully prepared for successful self employment.

Ivka Gorianni from Simple Accountancy runs a successful local accountancy and will be sharing her accounting expertise and advice on becoming self employed and HMRC


If you are registered as a sole trader, please could you bring a letter from HMRC (with your UTR number on), if you have not provided this already.

GetSet for Growth is a specialist service supporting businesses with the ambition and potential to grow and create jobs. It focuses on addressing the two biggest barriers to growth: access to customers and access to finance and offers a mixed programme of workshops, masterclasses, 1:1 advice and mentoring, delivered by teams of finance and marketing experts.


The Dorset Business Growth Partnership is designed to help any Dorset county-based SME become more competitive. Dedicated strands of activity will include pre-start and start-up support, improving companies’ digital capabilities, management and leadership skills and scope for internationalisation. Access to finance will be delivered through grants and loans alongside advice, mentoring, training and events.
The three-year SME Competitiveness programme to be run until March 2020, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is led by WSX Enterprise and the Dorset Growth Hub with a range of support partners.
The main consortium partners are as follows:
WSX (Lead partner)
The Arts Development Company
Silicon South
YTKO (incl. Outset & GetSet for Growth)
The Partnership includes the following Local Authorities: North Dorset, Christchurch and East Dorset, Weymouth & Portland, West Dorset, Bournemouth Borough Council (Accountable Body), Borough of Poole, and Dorset County Council.
The beneficiaries of the project are SMEs in the Dorset LEP geographical area from eligible ERDF sectors. The delivery plan has been developed in close consultation with all partners, links to and supports the Dorset LEP ESIF strategy and also addresses the issues identified by the Dorset business community as part of the Dorset LEP ESIF consultation process.


0800 756 0811


The Enterprise Hub
63 Darracott Rd
Southbourne, BH5 2AY
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  • Accelerating Dorset's digital economy
  • Silicon South is an ambitious not-for-profit organisation
  • The best place for digital and creative organisations to thrive
  • Accelerating Dorset's digital economy

  • Silicon South is an ambitious not-for-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the digital economy in Dorset – one of the fastest growing creative and digital hubs in Europe.

  • We deliver projects, manage investment, nurture new talent, and encourage cross-industry collaboration to make Dorset the best place for digital and creative organisations to thrive.