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SELF EMPLOYMENT

You may have previous experience of working for yourself or of being self-employed, or it may be entirely new to you. If you get it right, being self-employed can be exciting, rewarding and challenging. To make sure you get it right, it is essential you obtain proper advice before putting your own time and money into self-employment.

There is a lot of information, advice and practical support available, and most of it is free. From planning a business and raising finance, to making sure you have enough to live on while you get your business off the ground, this section gives you some ideas of where to turn.

There are a range of sources of advice that provide practical information and support for new and existing businesses. They will help you meet all the legal and financial requirements of being self-employed. 

Practical Advice on Starting a Business