Careers ServiceSelf-employment

If you want to be your own boss, and you have a good business idea, 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 that they can sell. For example, writing, graphic design, or tutoring. They can choose to do this from just a few hours a week to full-time. Entrepreneurs have a business idea that may involve a skill. But it's 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. This can be from writing a business plan to identifying potential funding.