Self-Employed

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Europe – 33 million were self-employed in 2017, 23% because of suitable opportunity

In 2017, in the European Union (EU), there were more than 228 million employed people, and about 33 million of them were self-employed. Self-employed people in the EU reported several reasons for becoming self- employed in the current job: suitable opportunity (23%), continuation of the family business (16%), usual practice in the field (15%), flexible … Continue reading

Canada – The differences between self-employed and business owners

Entrepreneurial activity has long been argued as an important driver of innovation, job creation, and productivity growth. However, measuring entrepreneurial activity is not easy. Traditionally, many studies have approximated entrepreneurship with a broadly defined measure that includes a heterogeneous group of individuals. They include self-employed workers such as commission salespersons, professionals running unincorporated firms such … Continue reading

Self-Employed in US – The high cost

Working for yourself is liberating—and extraordinarily expensive. You face steep tax bills, have to buy your own health and disability insurance, and need to fund retirement with no help from an employer. Add it all up, and the numbers start to look ugly.  Tempted to join America’s 15 million self-employed? Here is a reality check: … Continue reading

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