​Many people start their own business because they hope it will provide more income. Others seek greater flexibility to balance work with family life. However, the reality of running your own business can be a shock. There is plenty to take in when you start running your new business. At any one time, you might be working furiously to meet an important project deadline while completing the required compliance forms and dealing with local authorities about your health and safety or environment responsibilities.

Running a business will inevitably involve huge responsibilities. Daily important decisions need to be taken and not lightly as these will sometime affect also your personal like and also that of your employees.

This venture can therefore be a rollercoaster. There will be days when you wonder why you did it – and others when you wouldn’t have it any other way. In this section, you'll find tips on how to look after your company, fulfilling your responsibilities and developing your business.