Working for yourself
Start your own business
If you're considering working for yourself the University's Centre for Enterprise offers support to new graduates looking for their first post or to set up their own business.
Their services include business planning, finding financial assistance, and signposting to business resources and support options in the Tees Valley.
Self employment reference books (pdf - 68kb)
Why do it? Is it right for me?
- Self-employment (AGCAS) (pdf - 247kb) - looks at the skills needed and the practical steps that are necessary in setting up your own business.
- Flexible working (AGCAS) (pdf - 243kb) - looks at the arrangement of working practices.
- British Chambers of Commerce website
- British Franchise Association website
- Business Start Up website
- Businesses and self-employed on the GOV.UK website
- Bytestart website
- Cobweb Information for Business website
- Companies House website
- Disabled Entrepreneurs Network website
- Enterprise Matters website
- Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) website
- Flying Start website
- Freelancing Matters website
- Global Entrepreneurship Week website
- Graduate Startup Jobs website
- Lloyds TSB Business Guides website
- PCG (professional association supporting freelancers, contractors and consultants) website
- Prince's Trust website
- Register a new business on the HM Revenue & Customs website
- Scavenger website
- Self Employment Checklist on the Citizens Advice Bureau website
- Shell LiveWIRE website
- Start Up Donut website
- StartUp Britain website
- The Home Business Guide - a guide to starting and growing a business from home
- Thomson Local interactive guide to starting a business website
- UK Intellectual Property Office website
- Young Enterprise website