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Self-employment & entrepreneurship

You may be keen to set up your own business so it’s worth thinking about the skills and qualities needed to be an entrepreneur. Maybe you want to set up a social enterprise or have spotted a gap in the market for a product or service.

What does it take?

You need to understand your personality type and what motivates you - have a look at the self awareness resources. You could also test yourself to see if you've got what it takes: People who become entrepreneurs often start out as intrapreneurs – employees who are good at spotting opportunities and are innovative within an organisation.
Find opportunities that will give you experience of managing a project, developing your persuading and influencing skills, making decisions and using your creativity to gain the skills and networking you need to set up your own business.
Got an idea for a business with a social conscience & need funding?