Posted to the warm bosom of Bordon- thats only 7mth, but seeing as the wife is posted to Pirbright for 3 yrs I am kinda hoping to stay in the Aldershot area.
My business will be photography so its not too much of a problem with moving around.
I had read that post a while back- been a few more posts since.
Guess I'll give the adjt at SEME a bell
I started a business about 2 years before coming out of the army. I didnt ask permission, since I was coming to the end of my 22 year contract and I thought to myself wtf can they do about it? It was very hard at first as I had to keep the two lives, business and military, well apart. I made a fair amount of money during the early years after startup so didnt try to do all the accounting myself but got an accountant - be carefull, there are some real tossers about. My accountant is still with me. She is a book keeper really but her husband is a chartered accountant and they work as a team. I rapidly progressed to registering a limited company and becoming VAT registered - all done painlessly because I had a good accountant. The army pre release interview and what have you were a complete and utter farce - a bit like a comedy sketch with Ronnie Barker - and an utter waste of my time. But I got a small business management course at London uni as my pre release course and it was a very usefull course indeed. Far too short, but valuable.
So my advice, if I may be so bold as to offer it: Just get cracking and get set up as soon as you can realistically do it. Get a good book keeper and give her / him a carrier bag full of receipts and bills every month (if you are like me), or a file full in date order if you are organised, so you can concentrate on running the business.