Observations on Self-employment
When I started Purple Shoots, I had some funds behind me which enabled me to work for over 6 months without drawing a salary from Purple Shoots, whilst I set it up and got it off to a strong start. Then because my husband has a job and we can manage on his salary, I have been able to pay myself at a low level whilst Purple Shoots climbs to financial sustainability, which is our aim.
None of the people who Purple Shoots supports have this luxury. For those who have been unemployed and on benefits (the majority) they will start...