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#332920 - 30th Jun 2009 3:19pm Do you run your own business? *****
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If so, what is it and what do you do? How did you get into it? How many people work for you?

Just making idle conversation at the moment.

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#332932 - 30th Jun 2009 4:03pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: ]
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I suppose as a DJ im self employed, wouldnt exactly call it a business but its good money

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#332968 - 30th Jun 2009 8:17pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: DJ_Karl_David]
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I started my own business when I retired at 60.

Without doubt the best way to 'learn the rules' ie what not to do as much as what you should do is to seek advice from www.wirralbiz.biz - or do as I did and just call into their place in Egerton House on Tower Road.

That is the new name for what i knew as Mersyside Enterprise

If you go on one of their courses (couple of days a week over 4 weeks - GREAT fun they are) you will learn about creating a Business Plan, book keeping/ accounts, how to handle tax / NI, Advertising dos and donts, raising capital and lots of other stuff. If they think your Business Plan has merit there is a grant to help you get started. When I did their course the grant was around 1800 paid in chunks over 2 years. They keep tabs on you over those 2 years ie inspect the books etc before the next chunk of money is paid. Things may have changed a lot since I started with them 8 years ago - but I suspect not a lot

One important point - you must NOT have started the business before you start with them. I think that is for legal/ tax reasons

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#333499 - 2nd Jul 2009 7:23pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: ]
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I run my own business www.glamglassgifts.com

I make glass Jewellery and custom items

I was a driving instructor and I was making more money selling on ebay, so moved to that and then decided I wanted to create and not just buy to sell!
I love handmade goods, they are so unique!!
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#333502 - 2nd Jul 2009 7:25pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: Glamglass]
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Oh boy - I'll be on that site later! Just had a glimpse omg
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#333571 - 2nd Jul 2009 10:11pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: MissGuided]
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I posted this earlier, but I think I quit before it posted.
People under 30 should contact the Prince's Trust - they were very helpful to get my missus' business off the ground, and she also had help through TNG, which is an organisation solely for woman. You get an experienced, veteran mentor and advice with the PE.
Making money is easy once you get the start.
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#333663 - 3rd Jul 2009 12:51pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: DavidB]
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i run me own valeting business, well when am there that is raftl

www.wirralvaleting.web.officelive.com/









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#334807 - 7th Jul 2009 4:30pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: ]
Alex85
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I'm not looking to start my own, I was just interested to be honest.

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#334841 - 7th Jul 2009 6:15pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: ]
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I own and run my own Mobile Hydraulic Repair business, offering a complete onsite service. I started 15yrs ago working for someone else and bought a company that folded 5yrs ago and not looked back.
I now have major contracts inc. Shell, Cammell Lairds, MOD and Vauxhalls. Be surprised some of the sites i get into!
www.rapidhydraulics.co.uk
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#335006 - 8th Jul 2009 3:22pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: hoseman]
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For now... smile

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#335118 - 8th Jul 2009 10:59pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: MattLFC]
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Meaning what Matt? You know something i dont matey?
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#335119 - 8th Jul 2009 11:00pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: hoseman]
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Don't worry, I was answering the title question fella.

laugh

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Do you run your own business?

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#335120 - 8th Jul 2009 11:11pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: MattLFC]
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Ahhhh, thurt you knew something i didnt about the way the economic market was going!!! Scared the poo out of me then!! wink
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#335122 - 8th Jul 2009 11:12pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: hoseman]
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Lmao, the only way for the market's now, is up, surely laugh

Even Brown and Darling put together couldnt do any further damage I rekon!!

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#335127 - 8th Jul 2009 11:18pm Re: Do you run your own business? [Re: MattLFC]
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The only time i want to see Brown and Darling together is 6 feet under, the same as they have put this country!!!
Fooking politicians, bring back the guillotine!!
POLY - means many
TICS - blood suckers.
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