Exploring Self-Employment

Are you thinking about becoming self-employed? These resources may help you examine what self-employment entails and whether or not you're ready.

 

 

Becoming Her Own Boss Thanks to Self-Employment (HRSDC Success Story)
A self-employment success story, exploring how one woman created the work she'd dreamed of doing.

Dan Parker Memorial Bursary
In memory of Dan Parker, Life Strategies Ltd. offers individuals the opportunity to apply for a bursary covering the associated fees of the Look Before You Leap: Self-Employment Survival Strategies 2 week e-course (e.g., course, textbook, and application fees). The goal is to assist individuals within the transportation or marine sectors to further their education in the area of self-employment.

Do I Want To Be My Own Boss?
This article provides information on the myths, realities, pros, and cons of self-employment. Entrepreneurial FAQs and self-employment quizzes will help you decide if you're ready to be self-employed.

Entrepreneurial Readiness Inventory (ERI)
An assessment tool to help you explore your readiness to become self-employed (Note: it comes in a package of 10, so you can also assess family members or share it with friends who are also thinking about self-employment). Once potential barriers are discovered, the tool also provides tips on starting your own business and implementing a self-employment action plan.

Getting Started in Small Business
A helpful website from the Canadian Bankers Association, offering practical steps to give your new business a solid foundation. Topics include: Know your market, Setting up your business, How will you operate?, The business plan, and Checklist for Start-Ups.

Results From the Survey of Self-Employment in Canada
A comprehensive report from 2002, summarizing socio-demographic characteristics; hours, income, and work arrangements; work experience and attitudes; training behaviour; insurance and benefits; retirement preparation; and association memberships of self-employed Canadians.

Self-Employed Consultants
Are you considering self-employment as a consultant? This one page tip sheet will help you get started.  

Striving for More Through Self-Employment (HRSDC Success Story)  
A self-employment success story, highlighting how one woman used a Self-Employment program to launch her business.




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