Do you have the skills and qualities for self-employment?
When you're working for yourself it's not enough to be highly competent in your specialised activity. You need business skills too. For example:
Dave writes computer software. To be successful in his business he needs to have the skills to be able to produce excellent software, but also market his products, calculate how to charge his time to make a reasonable pricing policy and not be embarrassed to chase customers for payment.
What skills do entrepreneurs need?
Many of the skills that are required by employers are also required in self-employment. Check out your transferable skills and also consider to what extent you have the entrepreneurial skills above.
Working with others
Some people choose to set up a business with others. How might a diverse group of people work together in a business?
Remember that you must take professional advice before setting up your own business.