Self Employment

Self Employment

Unlocking your business potential…

Starting your own business or becoming self employed can be the ideal route into work. Caring commitments, health problems, lack of local opportunities or other barriers can make full-time employment difficult – but working for yourself can be empowering and rewarding. It can also be a way to turn a life-long interest or hobby into paid work – and to make your dreams of business ownership a reality!

Our mentors offer 1:1 guidance to help you create your business plan and (where appropriate) access the New Enterprise Allowance. We’ll also guide you to work out financial plans to help launch and keep your business sustainable. From time-to-time, we offer workshops on topics such as Basic Bookkeeping, Marketing and Social Media, which may also be accessed (for a small fee) for those who are already in work but exploring their self-employment options.

If you are interested in accessing support to become self-employed, please contact your Job Centre Plus advisor in Devon & Cornwall for a referral to Eat That Frog.