A guide to becoming self-employed

Have you ever dreamed of being self-employed? Many people have and for all different reasons but they have yet to take any steps to make their dream a reality. Each person’s life journey is unique but the practical advice about this topic is applicable to everyone, no matter what industry you are in. There is plenty of information freely available online regarding this, but for ease we have included some useful links at the bottom of the page.

What we have found is that you won’t get the personal perspective from these websites, from real people who have been in the position you are now. With that in mind we have the following case studies of these individuals journey to self-employment and the freedom that comes with it.

Whilst their experiences are not going to be the same as yours, you may find some similarities that give you the inspiration to make your professional ambitions a reality. Click on the individual stories below to find out more…

For those of you who do go on to become a self-employed upholsterer, loose cover maker or sales consultant, please do seriously consider what Plumbs could offer you. More information about Plumbs self-employed opportunities can be found below…

• For Upholstery or Loose Cover Maker Opportunities – Click Here >
• For Sales Consultant Opportunities – Click Here >

Useful links for how to become self-employed…

https://www.gov.uk/working-for-yourself

http://www.bytestart.co.uk/5-things-self-employed.html

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/self-employed-or-looking-for-work/self-employment-checklist/

Pros & Cons of Becoming Self-Employed:

https://worksmart.org.uk/what-are-pros-and-cons-being-self-employed

Self-Employed Pension Advice:

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/pensions-for-the-self-employed

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