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  • As a member of "IAB", I find the services provided by this organisation excellent.  It helps me to achieve my work goals and keep up to date with current financial information. I really enjoyed the newsletter that I read at my own pace.  I find all the IAB staff extremely supportive.  The CPD structure is so flexible that it fits in with my other commitment. I would definitely recommend membership to anyone.What a fantastic organisation!

    MT Collins MIAB AIAAP
  • Studying on a distance learning course is a really flexible way of tailoring your studies around your work and home life. For this reason distance learning really appealed to me. I have a busy life and trying to commit to a set day or evening every week was difficult for me. I was able to study when and where I wanted and also being able to control how quickly I could complete the course was so helpful. I was always confident I was on top of my studies; if I was busy one week ...

    Caroline Lylak
  • I found that studying through distance learning was excellent – there is a lot to learn, but the courses are well structured and make sense, the self test assessments are good for reinforcing what I had learned, and the workbooks are comprehensive and explain things well. The support I got from Di Garbera at Golding Computer Services was great - she is always happy to help and I never felt “stuck”. All in all a great start to my bookkeeping learning journey!

    Adam Watson
  • There are several things I like about being a member of the IAB, but I think the most important one to me personally is that the organisation is about people.  Helping people, training people and encouraging people to be great bookkeepers. I'm certain my business wouldn't have survived it's first year without their guidance and reassurance.

    Michael Wood AIAB

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The facts

  • The Start Up Loans Company is a government funded scheme with £117.5 million available to people aged 18 or older across England and Northern Ireland
  • The initiative is on target to launch 30,000 new businesses by 2015/16

Can I apply?

Yes! If you are 18 or older, live in England or Northern Ireland and have a feasible business idea. If your application is accepted, you’ll get all the support you need to make a real go of your business.

How do I apply?

To kick-start your business idea, fill out this short application form:

Once you have applied, the Start Up Loans Company will be in touch to discuss it further. If successful, you are guaranteed a loan and personal mentor!

When do I repay?

Easy payments over five years - at a fixed 6% rate – help you budget ahead and keep on top of your cash-flow.

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