I attended a very worthwhile course today entitled “Starting a business – is it for me?” It was a half day, free to attend, course run by Business Link. This was another big step for me on the path towards setting up my own business. We learnt about startup costs, tax, insurance, legal status (sole-trader v limited company), intellectual property (business name, logo, trademark etc) and the wide variety of skills and strengths needs to run a business. The attendees (about 10) were from diverse backgrounds and all had different ideas from tax advice to IT support and making jewellery. However at least half of them all knew of someone who was coeliac!
Anyway, after the course I still feel I want to go ahead with setting up a gluten-free baking business and am really keen to get started.
Next steps – costings, research and more research plus attend more free courses!