Personal considerations

Before you take the plunge into starting your own business there are a number of important conditions to consider:

What you need to think about
As a business owner, there is a lot for you to think about. Think about your personal resources, and how best to use them.

Use your network
It is often through your network that you find your first customers, but a network can also be used for exchanging ideas, sparring and support.

Private budget
To survive, you need to ensure that the profits from your business allow you to pay your private expenses.

Safeguarding your finances
Membership of an unemployment fund is a good way of safeguarding your finances. As a self-employed business owner you can also take out a sickness benefit insurance.