More than ever, people are no longer prepared to spend the whole of their working lives in unfulfilling and thankless job roles. Working hard to line somebody else’s pocket is not a satisfying option.
Furthermore, the state pension age is likely to increase to 67 by 2028 and so people are starting to think more about a career change later on in life.
According to Age UK the number of self-employed people aged 65 and over has more than doubled in the past five years.
To be self-employed means so much more than just being your own boss, it is an opportunity to pursue a lifelong ambition and become the true version of who you are. For some people just having flexibility alone means that life is more enjoyable because it enables them to have a better work / life balance.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), state that the self-employed have higher levels of job satisfaction and lower levels of anxiety than employees.
As more people are looking to become self-employed, it is more important than ever to develop your business skills and knowledge and have a support system in place.
Our free online training proposition is aimed at men and women who are 50 years or over. You will receive guidance and support from both a Business Advisor and a Case Manager. You will learn how to build and manage your own business through workbooks, online communication and workshops.
The work that we do is supported by the amazing National Lottery and Sussex Community Foundation.