Guide

Starting a business from home

Introduction

If you are thinking of starting your own business you should consider the possibility of working from home.

Home-based businesses are a popular option for many types of smaller business. Generally the costs will be lower, you can avoid travel expenses and you have the freedom and flexibility to work the hours you choose in an environment that you create yourself.

Advances in technology mean that many kinds of business can be run from a home base.

This guideĀ outlines the advantages and disadvantages of starting a business from home and provides information on start-up costs and financing a home-based business.

Free business start-up support

Access free start-up business support from your local council. They will organise one-to-one mentoring sessions with your local business adviser and provide tailored guidance to develop your business plan.

Complete a short enquiry form or call 0800 027 0639 to register for this free advice and guidance.