There are lots of Tips & Hints & Completely Free Advice that you can get, starting with HMRC – Yes, they are likely to be your first port of call, to ask them to register you as either Self-Employed or Register your company with you as the Director. There are two reasons why you might need a company:
1. If you operate in an industry which is Litigious &
2. If your business income is volatile across years, as a Ltd. company will help reduce your tax bill.
In the 21st Century there are also plenty of free resources to help you, the first of which is to plan what you are going to do:
21 things to research before starting a business:
A Marketing & Sales Plan:
Growth Plan (taking on staff, to help you or tips on managing you cash flow: