Perhaps you will find it useful to hear about my experience of setting myself up as a consultant, and how you can work with me.
Setting up has been pretty easy, so far, although I think I've had my share of luck. In my first couple of months I established marketing activities, and working out administrative stuff like tax and insurance. I found that the experience I have of running an organisation and of running projects gave me most of the knowledge and skills I needed, and where I needed help it was available through my network or, occasionally, from Internet resources (HMRC have some pretty good stuff). I have shared some tips in this article...