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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!

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.’
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 7
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 7
Part 7: Financing exports
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 3
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: part 3
Part 3: What business format should a start-up adopt?
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 1
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 1
Part 1: The business plan
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.
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?
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
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 4
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 4
Part 4: Start-up finance

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