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I am interested in self–employment

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? British entrepreneurs created a record number of new businesses in 2013.

62% of businesses in the UK are sole traders, which means that they are owned and run by just one person.  The numbers of 'micro' businesses are growing and easy access to the internet has made running a business from home or small premises much easier, as you can reach more customers on-line.

Becoming a young entrepreneur can be tough but it can also have its own rewards.  You are your own boss; you get to make the decisions; you have the chance to make your ideas work for you not someone else.  So what does it take to become a young entrepreneur?

You can find links to advice and funding below:




National Careers Service

Prince's Trust

Virgin- 5 Top tips for young entrepreneurs

10 Top Tips for the young entrepreneur

Wildfire Hub - advice for young people


Prince's Trust

Virgin Money

Shell Livewire

Other Government Start up loans