New and looking for advice please


Hello, I’m new! Not yet set up my business but the plan is to be a Bookkeeper and Sage Accounts and Payroll Trainer. I’ve been asked to put together a training proposal for my ex-employer and not sure what to charge although I do know what they charge.
Also not sure how to market myself…any advice gratefully received :blush:


Hi Sue

Welcome to SVA - nice to have lots of irons in the fire services-wise!

I guess since you know what they bill at, you can also figure out what they would pay an employee or a consultant doing a day rate for training… Bear in mind, since you aren’t an employee, they don’t have the liability of paying for your salary when you aren’t training or supplying you a work station or paying your NI contributions/pension etc… That employee stuff does add on a fair amount to the bill so using a freelancer will be v attractive to them.

I’d say to start with LinkedIn and catch up with old colleagues - you never know where someone is going to end up, and chances are your first few clients are in amongst someone who already knows you.



Thanks Caroline.
I just added onto LinkedIn and also visited an old employer today.
Small steps…:blush: