Working for yourself

Starting your own business?  Go ‘freelance’? Work for yourself?

Even in the recession lots of people are setting up their own companies. Others are finding that self-employment is the way forward when full time permanent work is hard to come by.
We have some advice and information to help you make better choices:

  • Planning and research. This is essential. The Welsh Government and some local authorities in Wales offer help and advice to people thinking about setting up a business. There are courses, a website and advisors who can help. See our section on Starting your own business
  • Finance. Setting up a business and working for yourself involve financial risks. Success can mean a high level of earnings but the ability to manage your finances is essential. There is help, advice and even free training available. See our section on Starting your own business

Funding and Support Guide 2018-2019

Funding and Support Guide 2019

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