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Start a business from home

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What does this involve?

Starting a business from home can be a great option for many types of enterprise. If you only need a small office or usually work from clients’ premises, it will keep overheads down. Setting up a home business is also a way to see if self-employment suits you before giving up a day job. But there are drawbacks to consider too, including work intruding on home life.

Business Gateway’s free guide to starting a business from home outlines the pros and cons before looking at the practicalities of setting up a home-based business.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

Any potential start-up or new business based in Scotland.

This is a free and impartial service.

How long does this take?

Spend 7 minutes reading about how to start a business from home.

Important information

You may wish to check if your mortgage and home insurance will be affected by setting up a home business. If you rent your home, see if your lease contains any relevant restrictions.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website to learn more about starting a business from home.

Support provided by Business Gateway