Why work for yourself?
Why work for yourself in South Tyneside?
This is the big question and the simple answer is it's up to you, it really depends who you are and what you want to get out of life.
These are some of the most common reasons people give for working for themselves. Does one or more of them sound interesting to you?
- Make more money
- Be more in control
- Have a more flexible lifestyle
- Do something you really enjoy
- Make a hobby into a business
- To be different
- Create employment following redundancy
What do you need to think about?
Some people who decide to set up a business and work for themselves may already have had some experience running a business, but in most cases people will have practically none.
Here are some questions that are definitely worth asking yourself.
- What's important to you?
- How committed are you?
- What can you afford to invest?
- What skills have you got?
- Who can give you a hand?
What do you want to do?
When it comes to deciding what you want to do there are no absolute rules about what makes a good idea and what makes a bad idea when it comes to business.
The chances are that every day you meet people already working for themselves in South Tyneside. From your local sandwich shop, newsagents and taxi company to window cleaners, plumbers, builders and market traders. The list of businesses in South Tyneside is endless.
Remember that in this day and age the word 'business' can mean many different things. It's not just about working in an office or a factory; many people now start a business working from home.
It's also worth discussing your idea with someone who can help you look at things in more detail and give you some useful pointers and questions to ask yourself before you make the move.
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