Resources to help you start your own business

Starting your own business is a big decision and one that needs to be carefully planned out, it also demands a large amount of time and determination. You need to ensure you are fully prepared before starting your own business, and are aware of all the different options and implications that you may face.

Personal Career Management have put together a list of useful resources to help you successfully move into self-employment.

Self employment resources

www.startups.co.uk

Commercial site covering all aspects of starting up a business: from the business plan to how to raise finance to all the legal and fiscal issues

www.businesslink.org

Comprehensive list of information you need when starting up on your own business

www.chamberonline.co.uk

Advice from the British Chambers of Commerce

www.thebfa.org

The single regulatory body for franchising in the UK

www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/startingup

Assistance with financial issues

www.homeworking.com

Information & advice about self-employment, with case studies and networking forum

www.smallbusiness.co.uk

Directory of resources and web links for small businesses

www.fsb.org.uk

National site for the Federation of Small Businesses, with links to your local branch

www.companieshouse.gov.uk

Provides information about setting up limited companies and limited liability partnerships

Personal Career Management have their own dedicated self-employment business coach who can work with you through the process of setting up your business or franchise. Some of the areas your business coach can help with are; financial planning, marketing and putting together a sales strategy.

There are many different options available in self-employment and your coach will ensure you are investing in the right business and more importantly ensure self employment is the right career path for you. There can also be many set backs you can face while starting your own business and your coach will be there to support you through these and ensure you make the right decisions and take the right steps to business success.

To find out more about professional 1-1 support, click on the following link on starting your own business. You can also ring the office on 01753 888995 or send through an enquiry using our online contact form.