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A business for the modern age: starting a new venture

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There have been many advancements in technology and knowledge made in recent years. Within this, you may have noticed more and more people leaving traditional working practices behind and embracing remote working, or even people starting to work for themselves. This isn’t something that is only available for those with high collateral, or extremely high intelligence. Many people could permanently alter the way they gain an income through starting a new business venture.

Register as a sole trader

You may not be able to simply make the decision to start working for yourself, and then go and do it. It can also be important to ensure that your new business is properly registered with the correct channels. Learning how you become a sole trader can be incredibly vital. This can enable you to take out business loans, gain the correct insurance to cover yourself and any tools you use, and even ensure that you pay the correct amount of tax and National Insurance contributions. In addition to this, becoming a sole trader can give you a significant amount of both power and responsibility. While you may be held personally accountable for any losses, it can also allow you to reap any profits after those taxes and other payments have been made.

Think carefully about the work you do

Taking on some of the methods and practices of other similar companies could help you to get set up, but can also only take you so far. When competing against larger brands, or those that have been in operation for a good number of years, you may need to find different ways to help potential clients choose you over your competitors. One of the ways of achieving this, without being underhanded or deceitful, can be by finding a gap in the existing offerings. This could involve certain services that aren’t currently available, or even covering an area where provisions aren’t quite up to standard already. Using any previous experience that you may have within that field can also be a great way to put yourself ahead of others.

Develop yourself

Even if you already have the correct qualifications and documentation required to undertake a role and start a business, you may not want to be complacent. New technologies and processes could make the job easier, or allow you to offer a wider variety of services to your clients. You may also be able to make better use of your time and even positively affect your work-life balance by undertaking additional training courses. Some of these modules may be available online, or even provided free of charge, allowing you to gain these skills at a time that suits you, without requiring any additional funds. You may want to do some research to figure out where your weak points are, to see which courses could benefit you the most.

Starting a new business venture could provide you with a significant amount of freedom that you may not have in your current role. Before doing so, it can be beneficial to think about how to best implement your ideas, and keep yourself moving forwards.

Kossi Adzo is the editor and author of He is software engineer. Innovation, Businesses and companies are his passion. He filled several patents in IT & Communication technologies. He manages the technical operations at

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