Guide

Set up your business at home

Introduction

Running your new business from home could be an ideal option if you don't need separate business premises. It can save you money and you won't waste time commuting. And you might be able to work flexible hours to suit family commitments.

It makes good sense to think things through carefully if you're considering starting a business at home. Are you used to working with other people? If so, you may feel isolated and lonely if working from home means you won't be going out and meeting people. It's also important from a business point of view to make useful contacts.

This guide includes videos to help you decide if working from home is the right decision for you.

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