I want to be a contractor or self-employed

Preparing for self employment and/or contracting

Many people think about self-employment or contracting at some point in their working lives.  

 

It can be exciting but it can also be a big step for some.  The following steps will get you started on this journey

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Know yourself and understand the demands of contracting and self employment

  1. A good start is to brainstorm what is motivating you to consider self-employment and contracting.  Looking at your work values can be helpful.

  2. Knowing what it takes to be  self-employed  and or work as a contractor is important.

  3. Identify any skill or knowledge gaps and consider training or retraining in those areas

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Become familar with all the advice and information that is available.

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Making Decisions and Taking Action

  1. Working out your business structure will be one of the first considerations

  2. Business.govt provide advice for a range of business situations.

  3. Writing a business plan or lean canvas starts committing your ideas to writing.

  4. Obtaining a business mentor is helpful