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Self-starter? If you’re thinking of going it alone and running your own business or taking on a franchise, there’s lots of advice to be had on topics from start-up funding to filling in tax returns. Want to find out more? Start here!

Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 6
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 6

Part 6: Managing cash flow

Feeling lucky?
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Feeling lucky?

‘This is for you, if you are thinking about starting a business,’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, ‘Especially if you’re thinking about using your gratuity to fund it. Or maybe you don’t have a gratuity and you’re going to borrow the money, like I did. Either way, this article is about getting your best odds at the gambling table.’

Career Coach: your first step on the path to a new job?
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Career Coach: your first step on the path to a new job?

Most adults returning to study choose programmes based on their career goals. Now, for the first time, Career Coach helps users search for Access to Higher Education Diplomas linked to their chosen careers, highlighting the skills and knowledge needed to enter particular job roles and industries

Ready for your next road trip?
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Ready for your next road trip?

‘I love to travel,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, ‘They say you can be addicted to it. If so, that’s me and it’s why I loved flying so much in the RAF. Visiting so many amazing places with a great crew was so rewarding. And travel is very much like starting a business …’

Rocket science
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Rocket science

‘If you love space (and I do),’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, ‘you have to admire Elon Musk. Despite being told it would never work, so many times, he has done what any boy dreams of: making rockets and playing with them like toys.’ Could you apply the same enthusiasm and belief to the ‘reusable rocket’ of your potential new business?

SUPERCHARGE YOUR JOB SEARCH Part 3: No offer? No problem!
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SUPERCHARGE YOUR JOB SEARCH Part 3: No offer? No problem!

Want to find your ideal job? Need to be able to prepare an excellent CV, answer tough interview questions and impress prospective employers? Lynn Williams, author of Ultimate Job Search, is on hand some more useful advice to power up your job search …

A business to suit you
Starting a Business
A business to suit you

Thinking about starting a business when you leave the Forces? ‘We’re going to look at the differences between being self-employed and running a business,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. ‘They may look like the same thing on the outside, but they’re completely different animals …’

Some tips for self-starters
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Some tips for self-starters

In the current ‘difficult’ economic climate, self-employment can seem like an attractive option. Quest looks at the challenges of going it alone …

Transition Tales
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Transition Tales

Your resettlement should be the focus of your preparation efforts for more years than you might think, not treated as an afterthought, cautions former REME WO1 turned events coordinator Verity Bartlett

What is Enterprise Learning?
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What is Enterprise Learning?

Lt Colonel Ren Kapur MBE (pictured) is CEO and founder of X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) and Chair of the Soldiering On Awards. In this first part of our new series, she explains why enterprise skills are at the centre of everything she does – and, while we are experiencing the fallout from COVID-19, what exactly Enterprise Learning is and why it remains as important as ever …

Top tips for self-starters
Starting a Business
Top tips for self-starters

Chartered accountant, business adviser and author Allan Esler Smith has helped hundreds of people start up in business. Perhaps that could include you … but where can you get help and what are the current top tips? Allan’s here to help you get started on your self-employment journey.

Boat building for beginners
Starting a Business
Boat building for beginners

‘Being a member of the Forces can feel like you’re on the open ocean,’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man.

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