5 Working for yourself
Self-employment can be an appealing work path and according to the Office of National Statistics 15% of people in the labour market are self-employed, approximately five million. However, self-employment presents both opportunities and risks and requires serious thought to what you can offer and how you go about it.
Going through the activities and links in benefits and disadvantages of being self-employed and add your own thoughts to this list. Take a look at this section ‘Questions to ask before becoming self employed’ further down in this article.would have given you some awareness of what is important to you in work and your skills and interests. Doing some research on what the pros and cons are of working for yourself is the next step to investigating this path. Consider the
Activity 4: Ideas for a business
How will you identify what you want to do? Listen to this podcast about using your specialist skills, generating ideas, looking at examples of innovative businesses, and more.
Now spend 10 minutes investigating the option that will work best for you once you’ve read this article on different self-employment options.
For extra advice and guidance, take a look at the Additional resources section.
The OpenLearn course that Liz Moody refers to in the podcast is here: Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality.