How to start your own business
You'll need to think about how you can build business skills and a business idea.
You should think about:
- a problem and try to find a solution
- how you can make something better
- what you know, and what skills you have
- experimenting with a few ideas
Working for yourself is hard work as well as rewarding. Consider some training, either through a short course or by undertaking a business traineeship.
You can also find out more about traineeships.
If you already have a business idea
You may need a business plan and funding.
Find out about the The Princes Trust's enterprise programme. They helps 18 to 30 year olds transform their ideas into a business. It is made up of key stages to help you decide if self-employment is right for you.
Find information and advice about how to become self-employed on the Youth Employment UK website.