Find out whether you can work for yourself


Working for yourself can be very rewarding and, in some cases, highly profitable too. Starting your own business can offer several advantages over working for someone else.

For a start, it's a chance to do something that really interests you. And you can often be more flexible with your working hours too.

This guide includes videos to help you discover what it means to be your own boss and how to take the first steps in getting your business off the ground.

Free business start-up support

Access free start-up business support from your local council. Contact them to get one-to-one advice from a business advisor and tailored guidance to develop your business plan.