Guide

Start a part-time business

Introduction

Starting a business, although highly exciting, is a big step to take. Sometimes before you take the plunge into full-time business ownership, it might be better and easier to think about doing it on a part-time basis, as a way of ensuring the business idea will work.

If you are employed part-time, or have young children and do not want, or are not in a position, to give up the time necessary to run a full-time business, a part-time business may be a good option for you.

This guide looks at the practical issues you will face when you run a part-time business. It also tells you where you can find support and useful sources of further information.

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.