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  • Thinking of starting a business or interested in self-employment

  • Interested in creating a life with financial freedom?

  • Looking for a healthier work/ life balance?

  • Want to stop trading your time for money?

  • Fed up of making money for someone else?

  • Have an amazing idea for a product or service that you need to share with the world?

  • Want to follow your dreams?

There are so many reasons why people want to start their own business. There are certainly many perks to working for yourself. You choose how and when you work, when you take holidays and are your own boss.

How do you get started? This is where we come in. 

Our business mentors are friendly and down to earth. They can guide you through fleshing out your vision and creating a business model canvas. They can help you identify any stumbling blocks you are facing, talk to you about financial concerns and above all be a cheerleader and source of accountability.

It certainly can seem daunting to understand all the things you need to consider – for example, apart from registering as sole trader there are lots of other business structures you could choose from. We can guide you through each of them and signpost you to reliable information.

You’ll also want to make sure your business idea has got legs – this is where market research comes in. We can explain this to you

As well as visioning and dreaming big, you’ll want to ensure you understand the technical aspects of running a business including insurance, marketing, accounting, and so on.

And you’ll want to think about how running a business will work for you alongside the other commitments you have in your life such as family or caring responsibilities.

All of these factors will help you to be sure that starting a business is the right thing for you, and starting off strongly with a clear plan as to where you’re heading will help you stay on the right track.

If you’re looking for support to get started on your new adventure, drop us a line / fill in this simple form to find out more about what we offer at the TimeBank.