HAVE you got a fire burning inside you? Losing your job is not necessarily all doom and gloom – in fact it can spark a flame inside some which refuses to burn out. There is a glimmer of hope as self-employment has risen and there are around four million people now working for themselves.
Those embarking on part-time, self-employment are high on the list and account for nearly one fifth of men who have set up on their own.
The proportion of women taking the plunge has also risen with savings and redundancy pay outs being put to good use with another huge proportion of people expected to join those already enjoying the freedom of not being tied to an employer.
Typically, it is people over the age of 35, and working from home, who are branching out. So, losing your job doesn’t necessarily have to be the end of the line. It could be the start of an exciting opportunity that might light your fire.