Self-Employment Resources

Website design, brand design and marketing materials

Direct Design

Direct Design are a team of creative designers and marketing professionals who create engaging advertising, interactive and content managed websites, corporate identities and consumer led packing.

Reverse Design

Reverse Design works with companies to create brand identities, websites, marketing literature, copywriting platforms, straplines and more – whatever it takes to help businesses to shout about how good they are at what they do.



Interested in Franchising?

British Franchise Association

The British Franchise Association (BFA) website houses a wide range of information if you are thinking about going into franchising.

Which Franchise, is the UK’s number one website for free franchise information, advice and opportunities. whichfranchise, named in the bfa/NatWest report as “useful recruitment tool for franchisors”, attracts a serious of potential franchisees

Franchise Direct

Franchise Direct’s goal is to provide a reliable, authoritative platform where entrepreneurs can connect with franchisors seeking investors. In support of this objective, our mission is to be the leading online resource for franchise opportunities and the knowledge center of choice for anyone seeking information on the franchise industry.

Elliot Marsh Headhunting Partners

If you’re interested in setting up an executive search franchise and have more than 10 years sales or business development experience, get in touch with Elliot Marsh Headhunting Partners to find out more about their franchising opportunities.

General Information


Gov.UK has a range of articles and legal information about running your own business and being self-employed including information on business tax.

Advice Now

Self employment checklist, including information on; training, finance, health and safety and insurance.

The Financial Times Guide to Business Start Up 2019/20

Whether you’re about to start your own business or have already taken the plunge and want to keep everything on track, make sure you have a copy of the No.1 bestselling The Financial Times Guide to Business Start Up on your shelf.

Guide on how to start a business

Wright Hassall have put together a guide for entrepreneurs on starting a business, it covers company structures, people, premises, funding and legal advice.


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