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Starting a Business

Some student members decide to first work for other companies but with a view to starting their own business. What is it actually like to run your own business? What does it take to get up and running successfully.

Visit some of the case studies from former students who have started their own businesses in recent years, and find out what it takes to be successful in working for yourself and employing other people.

Joe Oliver

Owen Phillips

You can also learn from our corporate members: their advice on business matters, from tools to materials to accounts can be found under ‘Helpful Hints’.

Ironmongery Direct

Numbers Ltd

When you become a full IOC member you are entitled to use the letters MIOC after your name, and to use the IOC logo in your promotion.  Find out about the benefits of full membership here.


For further information contact:
Tel: 0844 879 7696.

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