Self Employment

The Essential Guide

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Working for yourself can be rewarding both personally and financially, but it can also be very tough and many small businesses fail in their first year. Frances Ive’s book helps you to decide if you are the right kind of person to venture out on your own, and looks closely at both the advantages and the pitfalls of working for yourself. It also outlines the practical and emotional aspects of setting up on your own. Self-employment is very popular in the UK and is particularly suitable for women who need to run their work life around the family and the over 50s who feel that the workplace is not favourable for older people, but are nevertheless very capable and experienced. Being self-employed is very different from being employed because you have to do everything for yourself and have complete responsibility for the success or failure of the business. Conversely, you have considerable freedom and can be in control of your own destiny. This book provides a frank insight into the world of self-employment and enables people to see if it is right for them. Author: Frances Ive

Chapter Headings 

 Why Do You Want to be Self-Employed?

Planning Your Self-employed Career

Financing Your Business

 Where Will You Work?

What Your Business Needs

Self-employed Status and Tax

Copying With the Pitfalls

Marketing Tools: PR (Public Relations)

Marketing Tools: General

Digital Blogging: Websites, Blogging and Social Networking

Help List 

Book List

Author Bio 

Frances Ive has been self-employed for most of her career as a journalist, writer and PR consultant. She has diversified many times and has enjoyed the flexibility that being self-employed brings. Most recently she qualified as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language. 

She also runs the health and wellbeing website, Healthy Soul,  for people who want to take responsibility for their own wellbeing. Frances has written for a wide range of national newspapers and women’s magazines and also wrote the book Stress – The Essential Guide.

Customer Reviews...

K. J. Varma (via Amazon) -
As some one who has recently embarked on the arduous but ultimately rewarding road to self employment I found Frances's book and essential support to me. The answer I have taken to the difficult employment times is to harness my talents and use them for my self, not an employer who has my future in his hands. I have found that this is an easy choice but there are plenty of my peers out there who have done it, so why shouldn't I. This book helped me look objectively at the ups and downs of being self-employed, without pulling any punches and helped me discover if I have what it takes to run my own business and cope with the pitfalls and carry all the responsibility. I have used some of its good ideas and information sources. What is great is that it is an easy read that you can dip in and out of. A good read - recommend it.


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