If you’ve decided to keep the business running – or if you just want to see how it goes – it’s important to be realistic about what you can do.
It will help to get as much information as you can about your cancer and the possible effects its treatment may have on you. You’ll also need to be realistic about your business demands and your finances.
You can get a lot of advice and information for free or at a low cost from the following places:
- your local authority (council)
- your local Jobcentre, or if you live in Northern Ireland, your Jobs and Benefits Office
- disability support organisations
- your local Law Centre
- your local Citizens Advice
- a financial adviser or your bank
- your chamber of commerce or other local business networks
- your trade union or professional association, if you belong to one
- the government and services website at gov.uk in England, Scotland and Wales, or nidirect.gov.uk in Northern Ireland.
If you have professional advisers, like an accountant or a lawyer, this is a good time to ask for their guidance.