If you are considering self-employment, it is important you take into consideration a number of factors before deciding to go down this road.
Being your own boss can be rewarding and self-fulfilling. However, starting up and running a business is risky and is not for everyone.
Before you start your business, you should know all the steps involved. Look at the HM Revenues & Custom e-learning package to make sure you know what self-employment would mean for you.