The Dream of Working Australians
The appeal of being self-employed is becoming increasingly evident; within a world of 9-5’s, some flexibility can look very attractive. Imagine this, working on what you like, choosing your hours, calling the shots and bringing home the ‘big bucks’. Sounds nice, doesn’t it. Unfortunately, this ideal doesn’t hold up to much scrutiny. Not only are self-employed individuals likely to work significantly more hours, but, they also have the added stress of keeping both the business and themselves a-float. Add in the difficulties of market prediction and resource management and, it’s no wonder only 16.3% of working Australian’s are self-employed.