Start a business from home



If you are thinking of starting your own business you should consider the possibility of working from home.

Home-based businesses are a popular option for many types of smaller business. Benefits include:

  • lower costs
  • lack of travel expenses
  • better work/life balance
  • flexible working hours
  • a working environment that you have chosen/designed

Advances in technology mean that many kinds of business can be run from a home base.

This guide outlines the advantages and disadvantages of starting a business from home and provides information on start-up costs and financing a home-based business.

Free business start-up support

Access free start-up business support from your local council. They will organise one-to-one mentoring sessions with your local business adviser and provide tailored guidance to develop your business plan.

Complete a short enquiry form or call 0800 027 0639 to register for this free advice and guidance.

  • Start a business Helpline
    0800 027 0639