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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 5
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 5

Part 5: Accounting records to satisfy the tax authorities

Jobcentre Plus
Starting a Business
Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus has one of Britainís largest databases of job vacancies, which is updated constantly

SUPERCHARGE YOUR JOB SEARCH Part 3: No offer? No problem!
Starting a Business
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 …

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
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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

Street food start-ups
Starting a Business
Street food start-ups

As a nation, we are big foodies. Whether we are gorging on TV shows like MasterChef or The Great British Bake Off, or queuing up to try the new healthy juice bar in town, everyone wants good food and they want it now. But street food is not only a huge hit among customers looking for a more fun and convenient way of dining, it is also a great way for budding chefs to take the leap into entrepreneurship …

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.’

What is Enterprise Learning?
Starting a Business
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 …

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

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?

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 1
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 1

Part 1: The business plan

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