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Quiz: Got what it takes to be your own boss?

Starting your own business sounds like fun but do you know how to make it happen? 

Question 1

The first thing you should do when starting up your own business is work out your business plan

True

WRONG... The answer is True

Before you do ANYTHING, you need to work out if your business idea is a good one. Just because you think it’s great, doesn’t mean people will agree.

Make sure you know exactly what your business is and what success looks like to you. It's just the beginning!

Gov.uk has information about writing up a business plan as well as detailed information about how to get a business started.


Question 2

If you start your own business you get to choose your own working hours

True

WRONG... The answer is True

Freeeeeeeeeedom. You’re the boss which means … NO BOSS. You don’t have to answer to anyone (apart from, occasionally, the bank manager and your clients).

Question 3

There is security to being your own boss?

False

WRONG... The answer is False

There’s no job security. If your business doesn’t make it, there goes your job.
It’s a big financial risk. Sad though it is, most businesses fail in their very first year.

Question 4

You don't need to have a website and social media accounts to promote yourself, you can survive from word of mouth alone

False

WRONG... The answer is False

We live in a digital world and your business needs to be seen and well promoted. At the very least, you’ll need a well-designed website explaining what you do and social media profiles to reach your customer base.

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Money for Life work in partnership with the Money Advice Service, an independent organisation set up by government. Money AdviceService provides free, unbiased money guidance across the UK to help people make the most of their money.  If you have a question or need help, you can chat to them here.

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