Self Employment

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This course is designed for individuals who are interested in becoming self- employed in the UK. Ideally learners will have an existing trade/vocational skill or idea for a business start-up before completing the course.

Setting up as self-employed

Understand the different models for self-employment and which would be right for your own business


Introduction Sole Trader Partnership Limited Company Activity Quiz

Business planning and create a Business Plan for your business

All businesses, no matter what size need a plan, this module introduces Business Plans and how to create them


Creating a Business Plan Business Plan Activity

Financing a business start up

If you want to start a business or grow your business, you may not have the cash readily available to invest in it. This module explains your options regarding financing your business.


Business finance Business lending Business credit cards Business overdrafts Crowdfunding Government grants Angel investors Quiz Activity

Staffing for a small business

Understanding the costs of setting up a business and accessing funds to support the business in its first year


Introduction Part Time Workers Contract Workers Permanent Employees Quiz

Marketing your business

All business need to market themselves to attract enquiries and customers


Introduction Types of Marketing Market Research Writing a Marketing Plan Activity

Optional Module: What are employee rights in the UK?

Accounting and Record Keeping

Every business large and small has to keep a record of income and costs, and the “numbers” will help business owners plan for success


Self Employed Business Records Filing for Limited Companies Online Accounting Systems Activity

Legal and Insurance considerations for self-employment

Learn about Businesses Insurance, other types of insurance and taxes that will apply to self-employed people


Self employment rights What are the employment rights for a self-employed worker? Quiz Activity