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Get the tools to finally go self-employed

You’ve been thinking about starting your own business for some time, haven’t you? Well then, let’s make it happen.

Here’s everything you need to go self-employed, from writing a business plan and registering your business to marketing your new trade business.

Make a start on getting started up

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Is now a good time to start a business?

World events have created a lot of uncertainty in recent years. The Covid-19 pandemic caused many to lose their jobs and we’re...

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Top tips on how to become your own boss

“I can’t afford to start my own business.” “I don’t have the experience or knowledge to run a business.”...

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How to register as a self-employed trade

What is a sole trader? A sole trader is someone that is self-employed and runs their own business. When you become a sole trader, you’re...


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23 trade business ideas for 2023

2022 was a tough year for many people, especially with the rise in the cost of living and materials. Throughout the year, homeowner demand has still been there when it comes to hiring trades for home repairs and improvement. Popular topics included increasing the value of their home, to save money on energy usage, or...

Helpful and free templates to start your business

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Marketing a new trade business – Where to start and a free guide to help you get going

Marketing is often seen as a ‘nice to have’ for a lot of trade businesses, especially when they’re first starting...

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How to write a business plan – Free guide included

Start building your business plan with a free business plan template here: Why use a business plan template for a small business? Every...

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What to include on a builders’ quote

Creating the perfect quote is an essential part of a successful business. Specialist Accountant, Aaron McLeish, chatted to us about...