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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!

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.
Boat building for beginners
Starting a Business
Boat building for beginners
‘Being a member of the Forces can feel like you’re on the open ocean,’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man.
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
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!
Jobcentre Plus
Starting a Business
Jobcentre Plus
Jobcentre Plus has one of Britainís largest databases of job vacancies, which is updated constantly
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 3
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: part 3
Part 3: What business format should a start-up adopt?
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 7
Starting a Business
Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces: Part 7
Part 7: Financing exports
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 …
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

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Business Owner - Lockforce Locksmith Technician
Franchising
Lockforce is a young company that prides itself as being part of a much larger umbrella organisation – The Forces Group, incompassing Pestforce and Washforce. We have a network of over 100 Franchisee’s.
Lockforce UK Ltd
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