Hi there. I'm 22 years old, live in the UK, I'm currently unemployed and I'm not earning benefits (although I probably should be as I'm living with parents). What's the most important things to consider when starting a business, and how best should I approach this?
I have been making and selling handmade items on eBay for over three years now and earn roughly £1000 per year, however I'm finding that not being registered as a business is preventing me from easily expanding my operations... I create corded bracelets, and I'm also hoping to branch out to sell my photography, as well as purchase and sell precious metal jewellery when I have a bit more income.
I am unsure where to start regarding this; I have been looking into registering a trademark however I've also been told that you don't always need to do this?
Thank you so much for your help.