The ACT Government has its eye on the survival of local small business and life after the public sector for potential redundancy waves likely to hit the Capital in coming months – with a $4.4 million package of business initiatives aimed at growing the economy and creating jobs.
The package is part of a larger investment in the 2014-15 budget and includes a fund to support local business, private sector transition (assisting public sector employees transitioning into private sector), promoting Brand Canberra and an innovation fund.
Over the next two weeks we will be rolling out a Redundancy and Entrepreneurship series. In preparation for that – would you ever choose to take a move towards being your own boss, or is it something you would only do if absolutely necessary? What puts you off/scares you the most about the move?