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    Lightbulb A Little Advice

    I may have another interview this week or next week and if it's bad news at the end, I'm gonna follow my mind.

    I'm on the edge of starting my very own business. I'll start out for 2+ months then register as Sole Trader at the Inland Revenue. Is there and place in this forum that I can go to for some friendly advice?

    I do have what it takes to start a business and I have the adrenaline rush to start like asap. My aim is not to be rich, I only want to support my family and live a normal life.

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    I'm glad you have the dedication to start up on your own but I really wouldn't give up on gaining paid employment just yet. You have only been looking since December, and on your own admission y0ur original CV didn't get you very far, interview-wise. You have done better (especially in this economic climate) since we revised your CV so I think it is worth a bit longer. You could go self-employed anyway and do private work as several people do on this forum, this wouldn't necessarily preclude you getting a job as well.

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    The Business link website has quite a bit of advice on this. I'm not aware of any forums though.

    Sole trader | Business Link

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    Need any advice mate, don't hesitate to ask!

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    Hello,

    although I don't like advocating other forums, google shell livewire, they're very good - gives you info packs, forums for new businesses to discuss and even plug businesses. Apologies if this is not allowed...

    Don't forget to get your business on local websites/local papers and WoM is a very, very good way to get business.

    Best of luck.
    Last edited by dwhyte85; 10th June 2009 at 08:55 AM.

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    Thanks for the input. Ill get back to this thread after I clean my son's bum and put him back to bed...again

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    And if you find you need an assistant, I hear that AXE is looking for a job

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    If you are starting a new business, there are sometimes additional support/projects that can help you start up. What area in birmingham are you in or more to the point where do you plan to startup? and what you planning to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apeo View Post
    If you are starting a new business, there are sometimes additional support/projects that can help you start up. What area in birmingham are you in or more to the point where do you plan to startup? and what you planning to do?
    I would start off in the Birmingham area and if successful...the West Midlands area. Services I would provide are:-

    • Data Recovery
    • Apple Mac Repairs
    • Network Configurations
    • Virus/Spyware Removal
    • Password Removal
    • Data Transfer
    • Remote Help/Telephone Support
    • Service Contracts
    • PC/Laptop Repairs
    • Consultation/Training

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    I've PMed you to find our more. Just a thought but it might be an idea to do this kind of business as an additional source of income while in fulltime employment. I know of someone who does this and does quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apeo View Post
    . Just a thought but it might be an idea to do this kind of business as an additional source of income while in fulltime employment.
    THAT'S WHAT I SAID!!!!

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