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Working for Yourself - running a business, starting a company or being self-employed

A complete guide to working for yourself which includes running a business, starting a company or being self-employed.


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Working for Yourself written by Roger Mason offers important advice and guidance which will help you reach your potential within business. The need for this book is high because many people are currently setting up their own business or thinking of doing so. Some of them are doing it because they want the freedom and lifestyle that comes with working for yourself.

Due to the current changes occurring within economies today, alternative career opportunities are often few and far between, and in some cases virtually non-existent. Your own business is almost always an option, and it is one that a lot of people are taking.

If you are considering setting up your own business, you certainly need information and some hard facts. This book will provide you with essential guidance in areas such as funding, tax, accounts and much more! You will also appreciate an insight into useful character traits and the attributes necessary for success, as well as such things as the advantages and disadvantages of working from home.


A complete guide to self-employment, covering:

  1. Is Self-employment right for you?
  2. Leaving your present employer
  3. Some fundamental early decisions
  4. Available advice and information
  5. The business plan and break-even calculation
  6. Funding the business
  7. Funding your customers
  8. Running the business
  9. Book-keeping and accounts
  10. Dealing with tax


Roger Mason is a Chartered Secretary and a Chartered Certified Accountant, and a very experienced finance director and company secretary. His career has included periods with the Ford Motor Company and ITC Entertainment Ltd, as well as 14 years as Financial Director and Company Secretary of a leading greetings card company.

Roger now presents seminars on company law, the duties of directors, the duties of company secretaries and on financial topics. He has written 16 books. His books for Thorogood include The Company Secretary’s Desktop Guide (now in its fifth edition), 501 Questions and Answers for Company Directors and Company Secretaries (now in its second edition) and The Complete Guide to Debt Recovery.

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Paperback ISBN-10: 1854188275
ISBN-13: 9781854188274
Pages: 173
Size: A5
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eBook ISBN-10: 185418797X
ISBN-13: 9781854187970
Pages: 97
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