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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
Rocket science
Starting a Business
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?
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 2
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 2
Part 2: Why do a business plan?
Ready for your next road trip?
Starting a Business
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 …’
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: part 3
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: part 3
Part 3: What business format should a start-up adopt?
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 5
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 5
Part 5: Accounting records to satisfy the tax authorities
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 1
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 1
Part 1: The business plan
Things I wish I’d known …
Starting a Business
Things I wish I’d known …
Thinking about starting a business when you leave the Forces? Regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, takes us through the top five things he wishes he’d known before striking out on his own – in the hope they’ll help you decide if starting a business is one of your options too!
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 …
Feeling lucky?
Starting a Business
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.’
Antisocial media
Starting a Business
Antisocial media
‘When you start a business, advisors will tell you to use your time to build up a presence on social media,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. ‘After all, it’s free advertising. But are you ready to waste all that time? And are you ready to become public property?’ This month, Steve examines the truth about social media in business …
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

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