10 golden rules for self-employed people

There are many benefits to being self-employed – which could explain the dramatic 34% increase since 2008. From having the power to pick and choose your hours and workload to earning more money, working for yourself has few drawbacks.But, how do you make a success of this career path and what are the key things you must consider before becoming self-employed? Here we share our tips for anyone considering becoming a contractor, freelance worker, sole trader or setting up a limited company, as well as some firsthand experiences that have been shared as part of the Federation of Small Businesses Twitter campaign, #ThinkSelfEmployed , which highlights how the government could help support our nation’s self-employed workforce.


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Blog written by
Damian Broughton MBE

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