Going it alone has never been more popular. Freelancers and the self-employed now account for 15% of the working population.
But while many are happy to say goodbye to the office politics, daily commute and demanding boss, the perks of a stable nine to five can be hard to leave behind. The HR department, legal protection, sick pay and automatic tax deductions all go out the window when you decide to ditch your employers.
And life gets more complicated as your business begins to expand. As your reputation grows and bigger projects start to roll in you need to work out ways of protecting yourself.
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