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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 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?
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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

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?

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.’

Key skills
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Key skills

Do you have a business idea in your head that just won’t go away? Are you imagining a life beyond uniform where you control your own destiny and become your own boss? I remember it well,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. And, to celebrate 15 years of running his own business, he’s here with 15 tips to support you on your own journey.

Some tips for self-starters
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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 …

Running your own business: Get some help
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Running your own business: Get some help

Imagine arriving at your new posting and there’s no one to hand over to you. Your phone is already ringing and people are asking you questions you can’t answer. You have reports to write, deadlines to meet and not a clue how to do most of it. That’s exactly how starting a business can feel, says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, and he has a few ideas as to what you can do about it …

All I want for Christmas …
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All I want for Christmas …

… well it wasn’t this, says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. Freezing wind-tunnel conditions, snow falling and the light fading. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!

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 4
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 4

Part 4: Start-up finance

Enterprise Learning: gateway to opportunity
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Enterprise Learning: gateway to opportunity

In the second part of our new series on Enterprise Learning, Lt Colonel Ren Kapur MBE, CEO and Founder of X-Forces Enterprise and Chair of the Soldiering on Awards, tells us why enterprise skills are at the centre of everything she does. And, despite the current uncertainty we are experiencing, she tells us why Enterprise Learning should by no means be considered a luxury …

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