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Self-employment

If you're thinking about setting up your own business, you may be able to get support from various organisations.

Enterprise Made Simple is a local company which offers support on setting up a business, marketing and writing a business plan. They also offer training courses.

The Federation of Small Businesses exists to support self-employed people and small businesses.

Specialist organisations also exist to support particular groups of people who are aiming to become self-employed.

Having suitable plans for your business is key to succeeding. GOV.UK has example business plans and cash flow templates to help you understand what you'll need to do.