Thank you ever so much 9thjan . Sorry for all the questions, I really don't have a clue where to start with all this. I've never even considered running my own business until recently so it's not something I've given much thought to before but there is an awful lot to consider . I'm off to have a read now but will probably be back with more questions soon .
Snala, are you also thinking of starting a creative business? Good luck with your business venture .
Talkinpeace - No, they still have a central national helpline. I have been speaking to someone on 0845 600 9006. I think it was the local centres that were closed. I cannot rate highly enough the advice I was given.
I 'booked' the same advisor each time and she was excellent (Michelle). They covered all aspects from sole tradver V Ltd co, date protection, professional indemnity, market research etc. I think it depends a bit on who you speak to as the other person I spoke to once wasn't as good.
I am also at the point where I have an idea for a business and don't know what to do next. Finally decided that need to be my own boss after too many years being a teacher and having to jump at every politicians whim.
Thanks for the advice GettingGoing and Talkinpeace.