Self-employment

If you want to be your own boss, and you have a good business idea, then you may be considering self-employment. You might even be considering starting this while you are studying.

Freelancer or entrepreneur, what's the difference?

Freelancers generally have a skill which they can sell, for example writing, graphic design, tutoring.   They can choose to do this from just a few hours a week to full-time.  Entrepreneurs have a business idea which may involve a skill but is more likely to involve a product or service which needs to be developed, tested and marketed.   

Getting started

Use the links below to find out where you can access help and advice from writing a business plan to identifying potential funding.