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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!

Transition Tales
Starting a Business
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
Jobcentre Plus
Starting a Business
Jobcentre Plus
Jobcentre Plus has one of Britainís largest databases of job vacancies, which is updated constantly
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 4
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 4
Will I need finance to set up my business?’ is one of the first questions a start-up business must answer.
Your other boss
Starting a Business
Your other boss
‘Lots of people will tell you how great it is not to have a boss. This is utter rubbish,’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, ‘You’ll always have a boss until you’re financially independent – meaning you can sit at home and get paid to do nothing. If that’s you, well done. Respect. You did it right. If not, read on …
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces
Part 9: Taxation of limited companies
Loans
Starting a Business
Loans
Professional and Career Development Loans are designed to help people change direction or increase their skills by providing a deferred repayment loan
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 5
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 5
Legally you have to keep accounting records for your business. This is so you can fill in your tax return and show the figures are right. Good records will help you to run your business more efficiently. Here we focus on accounting records needed to satisfy the tax authorities.
Mind your own business!
Starting a Business
Mind your own business!
In the current difficult economic climate, self-employment can seem like an attractive option. Quest looks at the challenges of going it alone …
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 6
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 6
Managing cash flow
Some tips for self-starters
Starting a Business
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 …
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 7
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 7
Financing exports - By Clive Lewis, ICAEW, in conjunction with X-Forces

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