self employment

I have ran my own business and worked in a self employed capacity from 2015 providing management services. Having this expereince alongside my employment history in Welfare to Work enables me to provide a great service to those unemployed considering self employment as an option.

There is various aspects of learning for learners to cover but it would typically cover the following points, although there might be slight variations in the units depending on accreditation / non accreditation:

  • Personal characteristics for self employment
  • Potential barriers to self-employment
  • Communication and team working
  • Decision making
  • Time management
  • Explain the business idea
  • Present the business idea
  • Examine strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify the product / service
  • Identify potential customers
  • Decide type of ownership
  • Prepare advertising material
  • Consider sources of finance
  • Financial evaluation
  • Start-up cost
  • Methods of payment
  • Profit/loss
  • Income Tax
  • National Insurance
  • Self Assessment
  • Health & Safety

This option isn’t for everyone but it is worth exploring because it may create options to someone looking for work that they hadn’t considered, and it will help them reduce the mistake they make in setting up. Building up someone confidence is important in helping them take their first steps of self employment, as well as directing them towards additional support & advice.

Self Employment

Pre-Employment / Pre-Self Employment

I provide self employment training for people who are unemployed who want to aquire the knowledge and skills that will help them set up in business with confidence

Training Providers

I can work in collaboration with providers in delivering self employment training courses as part of employer routeways that includes careers advice and guidance. I am more than happy to discuss working in collaboration with new training providers.