Get an accountant from day one. When you start a business, many of your decisions will determine the legal structure of your business, so it helps to have an expert on side. A chartered accountant can prepare your accounts but also help with your business strategy. An expert will also be able to offer you legal advice about your taxes.
You can also use FreeAgent, software that helps you manage your business accounts, create and send invoices, track time, log expenses and forecast your business tax bills. The service is currently free to NatWest customers, and to qualify for this access you need to agree to share your FreeAgent information with NatWest. You can read more and give your permission on the FreeAgent sign up page.
Be a FreeAgent!