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Starting a Business to Manufacture and Sell your New Product Idea Guide to starting a business to manufacture, distribute and sell your idea. So you want to start a business to sell your great idea. Well there are lots of things to consider and this article only scratches the surface. Commitment and motivation are vital, as is planning. Without a good business plan you could struggle to make a go of it. View & Buy or Download QuickBooks® UK *Receive a 20% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Simple Start, 60% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Essentials or 70% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Plus for the first 12 months of service, starting from date of enrolment, followed by the then current monthly price. Your account will automatically be charged on a monthly basis until you cancel. You must select the Buy Now option and will not receive a 30-day trial. Offer ends 23:59 BST 18th April, 2014.

Self-employment: How to set up as your own boss Self-employment is on the rise. According to the latest official figures, more than 35,000 people joined the ranks of the self-employed during the last year – lifting the total number in the UK now working for themselves to just short of 4 million. Why this is happening is not hard to answer: redundancies, a lack of good jobs, and the fact that in some industries it can pay to go it alone. For many, self-employment can be a big and frightening step to take, particularly when it comes to the money side of things. "For someone becoming self-employed for the first time it can feel as if they are entering uncharted waters alone," says the Federation of Small Businesses, which recently called on the government to do more to promote self-employment.

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