Self Employment

Bedfordshire Entrepreneurs Society

Bedfordshire Entrepreneurs

This student-led society welcomes any students who have an interest is running their own business.

It is not just for "business" students - Sports Therapists, Art & Design, Computer Games, the Performing Arts, Osteopaths and students from many other subject areas could have an interest in entrepreneurship.

If you are a current student at the University of Bedfordshire and want to know more please email: bedfordshire.entrepreneurs@gmail.com

Useful links

Being self employed and running your own business is a viable option for many students and graduates. The following organisations offer information and advice. Some also offer funding to help you get started.

  • Other Business Support - organisations offering support for business start-up (includes business support for blind and partially sighted people)

Training

The Innovation and Enterprise Service is the gateway for business support at the University who offer free training for those who have a business idea that they would like to pursue.

Funding

  • Brightside Start-up Loans - offering help to young people with a business idea. This is in partnership with Government Start-up Loans Scheme.

Understanding tax

Starting Your Own Business is an e-Learning tool produced by HMRC.HM Revenue and Customs

This will help you understand your obligations as a business owner in respect of tax and VAT etc.


Being self employed and running your own business is a viable option for many students and graduates. The following organisations offer information and advice. Some also offer funding to help you get started.

  • Other Business Support - organisations offering support for business start-up (includes business support for blind and partially sighted people)

The Innovation and Enterprise Service is the gateway for business support at the University who offer free training for those who have a business idea that they would like to pursue.


  • Brightside Start-up Loans - offering help to young people with a business idea. This is in partnership with Government Start-up Loans Scheme.

Starting Your Own Business is an e-Learning tool produced by HMRC.HM Revenue and Customs

This will help you understand your obligations as a business owner in respect of tax and VAT etc.

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University of Bedfordshire
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Bedfordshire
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