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    Default Starting out on my own


    I am in the process/trying to start my own ames taping and dry-lining business, I am time served and won awards during my apprenticeship. I currently have made some business card I have handed out to some freinds and placed around the place and got some free advertising on the internet which has brought me one job. I am currently doing everything by hand and working out of my wee car for now just to see if its worth me investing in buying machines etc, but I just looking for some advice as what I have to do legally and any tips that could be useful would be very much appreciated.

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    When you say " legally" I take it youmean tax? Find the nearest tax office and phone them or arrange a meeting they will advise you on which tax thing you should be on, CIS etc.

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    If you are going sole trader route then phone up hmrc and register as self employed and thats you away.
    Theres not a lot of work happening right now, so it will take time to start a "business".
    If you are just doing extensions and smaller jobs yourself then tools would be a big outlay to start with.
    You could always buy bits at a time and build up a full kit over time.
    To be honest its not a good time to gain new contacts and pick up work as all big firms are desperate for work.
    Good luck anyway

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    thanks guys, just what I was after. yea I realise its not the best timing but as my labouring job I've been doing is slowing up and a couple taping jobs have come in, just going to see how it goes for now. Cheers!

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