What about becoming self-employed
Have you ever thought about starting your own business?
British entrepreneurs created a record number of new businesses in 2015. 62% of businesses in the UK are sole traders, which means that they are owned and run by just one person. The numbers of 'micro' businesses is growing and easy access to the internet has made running a business from home or small premises much easier,as you can reach more customers on-line.
How to become self-employed:
- Citizens Advice Bureau can help with advice on becoming self-employed
- Go to Gov.uk and get information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you're self employed or a sole trader
- Look around your local area and see if you can spot a gap
- If you’re starting a business that helps people or communities then you could start a 'social enterprise' find out more from Gov.uk
- Find our more about the New Enterprise Allowance which aims to help those on Jobseekers Allowance start their own business
- You could start a franchise
- You might find it useful to develop you skills further so look at other opportunities for further study and work related Higher Education study
- You could do a free, online courses and build up your skills and knowledge of an area of business