A recent survey found that over three-quarters of employees would like the opportunity for flexible working.

As a self-employed person, this can easily be achieved – structuring your day so that you can complete your work as well as minimise your travel costs (another point raised by the survey.)

However it is important to be able to take advantage of this benefit – many people set out in self-employment aiming to do this, but find that ‘work gets in the way.’

As an entrepreneur, work doesn’t seem like work to us as it is something we enjoy and have chosen.

This is something I cover in my video on downtime, and its importance for the self-employed: