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Self-employment and setting up your own business

If you are thinking of becoming self-employed or starting up your own business, it is really useful to get as much advice and guidance as possible about this. The Careers Team at Vision West Nottinghamshire College are happy to arrange careers interviews to help you to look at the advantages and disadvantages of becoming self-employed or setting up a business. Often, they will also refer to other professional contacts to help you to research your self-employment and business plans.

Please find some links below that will help with your research. There are a few sources of grant funding currently available across Ashfield and Mansfield. If you are looking for loan or grant or support for your business expansion plans, you might find the following sources of information and advice useful:

We also have a Business Adviser from BIPC, Business and IP Centre Nottinghamshire, who can come into college to advise about starting your own business, so if you would like to speak to them then please contact us to discuss this further.

Contact the team today

If you need any further help or advice, please contact the careers and employability team.

Call now on 01623 413325

Available weekdays 8.30am-4.30pm (4pm on Friday).

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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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