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Starting out in practice

If you've ever thought about going it alone and establishing your own business, you're not alone. The number of UK businesses has increased year-on-year since the millennium. This new series is designed to support those thinking of taking the plunge.

In the coming weeks we’ll be exploring all aspects of going it alone – from determining a clear proposition and plan, sourcing premises, sorting equipment, making decisions on hardware and software, marketing and promotion, finances and staying on the right side of employment law. Our aim being to help you consider what’s important before you realise in your enthusiasm you haven’t properly considered something or that the decisions you’ve made have boxed you into a corner.

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20 August 2016 | by

Our series on considerations when starting your own practice continues by exploring social media. Do you need to set up social media channels for your new business? If so, how should you engage and promote? And when it comes to listening, what's the best approach?

19 August 2016 | by

Our series on considerations when starting your own practice continues by exploring websites. Do you need one? If so, how do you get one and what should you put on it? Can you create one yourself or do you need to go professional?

18 August 2016 | by

Our series on considerations when starting your own practice continues by exploring your options when it comes to telecommunications. Do you need a landline or a mobile? Should you route calls over the telephone network or the internet? We won't keep you hanging.

08 August 2016 | by

Our series on considerations when starting your own practice continues by exploring digital storage. How much will you need? What hardware will suit you best? Should you store files on-site or off? What should you consider on security and access rights?

02 August 2016 | by

Our series on considerations when starting your own practice continues by exploring IT. What hardware and software should you invest in to run your business now and to set you in good stead for the future?

25 July 2016 | by

Our series on considerations when starting your own practice continues by exploring the practicalities of securing premises for your fledgling business.

18 July 2016 | by

Determined to set up your own practice? You should now have a clearer idea of the viability of your plan so how do you create a business case? We talk you through in the second part of our new series.

13 July 2016 | by

Ever thought of setting up your own practice? We launch a new series that will set you on the path to success. This time, what's your proposition? Can you shape a business around the bits of work that you find engaging and, even, fun?

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