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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!

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 …’
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 …
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 …’
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 …
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
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?
Happy in your own company?
Starting a Business
Happy in your own company?
Of all the challenges you’ll face in starting your own business, loneliness may be the hardest to cope with, says Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man and Quest’s self-employment guru
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 …
Networking for knowledge
Starting a Business
Networking for knowledge
The word ‘networking’ provokes a Marmite-like response: people either relish every opportunity or shy away from it entirely. Whether you are still serving, already in employment or embarking on starting your own business, you will undoubtedly acknowledge that connections are the vital ingredient to success.
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
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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