Starting a business: the basics

What are your start-up options?

When considering starting a business, you should think about the different options available to you. You might want to start your business full-time or part-time, or even in your spare time. You could choose to work from home or separate premises, to buy an existing business or to invest in a franchise, depending on your experience, lifestyle and resources.

You should also think about assessing your own skills and where you might need some extra development or support - for example, looking after the business' finances.

The following material will help you to understand your options and choose which business is right for you:

You can also look at the following guides:

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