Hi, I would like some input from people within the UK who have set up their own photography business. Basically i'm looking for some information/tips on logically and legally setting out. Before anyone jumps in saying that it's not a easy, fun, glamorous business to get into i would just like to say that i already know that! I've just quit my fulltime job (which was a big decision, even before i got offered a 20% rise) to dedicate most of my time to this. I know realistically it's not going to be very profitable initially but i'm not in it for the money.. i'm in it to do something i love doing and hopefully provide a decent service for people - i wouldn't even consider this if i didn't think i could be good enough to be successful. I haven't set up my own business before and i would appreciate some guidance from people that have been there before, here's what i have: 1. Becoming Freelance & Registering as a Limited company Any good information/tips to watch out for here? 2. I've already got webspace and a domain name. I know of 2 good web designers that will help me with designing, too. 3. Personal Indemnity insurance, will i really need this? or any other insurance? I'm assuming i will need the above mentioned insurance, which shouldn't be expensive anyway. 4. Marketing, Advertising, Etc etc.. i've got some ideas and i'm sure there's many many ways of doing this but i have the time to do so - any tips/ideas would be appreciated also. 5. As i dont have studio space i'm thinking that a selling point for portraiture work could be operating at the clients own environment. I think this would also work better for me as the client would be more relaxed and easier to work with?. Which brings me to the sort of work i'd like to do. -Portraiture & Weddings Etc (obvious choice really) -Events (sports, racing, rallies, gigs, etc) -Car Photography (could get work from shooting racing etc, and there's a lot of car nuts around here that i know of) -Photojournalism (this would be preferred although i'm thinking it would be very difficult to get into) Anything really except studio work. I know it's going to be very difficult and i know it's a long, long road ahead but i've got the time and dedication to try make this work. I know the biggest thing is marketing yourself correctly and getting contacts, word of mouth etc and that's half the battle but any tips on anything would be kindly appreciated.. especially the legal issues here in the UK. Any publications or the likes that would be advantageous that i should consider purchasing?