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Starting a business ?


Starting a business ?

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robanderson
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I'm new in my business and I want some guidance.
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The internet issue is frustrating but not impassible. Depending on your conviction your Offender Manager may be open to the idea of letting you access the internet at the library or a similar location which can be monitored. Also, remember that not now does not mean not never.

What I would suggest is looking at a few local antiques centers/ second hand stores who may be willing to host your stock for a small fee plus a share of profit. This does not only negate your licence issues but also keeps your running costs to a minimum. I have been in a similar (ish) situation - you just need to really think outside the box.
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I could well be putting this in the wrong section but I am interested to hear from anyone who has thought of setting up a business post conviction but encountered problems as I describe here. My thoughts, wanting to be productive, support myself and be occupied are / were to set up my own upcycling business (furniture restoration). I sought advice, passed a credit check and read up, then I ran the idea passed my Offender Manager ! Seemingly I wouldn't be allowed to set up a shop, which wasn't really my intention, or trade on-line as both of these would fall foul of my licence condtions. The shop issue was that I wouldn't know who would be visiting my shop i.e under 18's but then I can visit shops every day as part of daily life. The on-line issue I can in part understand but then not as we need the internet to live and exist these days. I'm wondering if anyone else has encountered these sort of issues and can advise / help ?
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