Working for yourself or self employment

To work successfully for yourself ...

... you need the right personal qualities, business skills and a business idea that has a good chance of succeeding, so research your ideas and plan your business carefully. 

These organisations offer help and advice:

  • The Prince’s Trust offers start-up business training, low interest loans, or grants, business mentors and other support for 18 to 30 year olds with a good business idea
  • Business support helpline offers advice on starting a business.

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