Self-Employed Tradesman? Will Your Business Provide You A Comfy Future?

By Dean Taylor - 6th April 2010

I just read two separate blog posts from two separate writers, one after the other, and even though they were geared towards separate issues, they were, in my eyes, completely connected.

This first post, published by Start-ups, is about the amount of self-employed people neglecting pensions, and the possible effect it may have on their future.  This second post, written by Jim Connolly, asks if small business owners are ‘actually’ building businesses, and not just providing themselves with a job.

The message each post provides is ‘invest in your future’.   Being a self-employed tradesman means I am my business.  I sell myself and my skills and if I stop working then my business stops earning.  My intentions when starting out was to build a business and eventually expand and get other vehicles and staff on the road but, as yet it is not happening.  What I should be doing is ensuring my future is comfy, no matter what happens, by investing in a pension.

How many of you, like me, keep putting off getting your pension sorted?

About the author

Dean Taylor is a co-founder of YourTradeBase and a skilled tradesperson. Working in the trades all his life, he's grown his business by using the right tools for the job. He's why we built

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