Is going self-employed right for me?

How to make the decision to be your own boss

Running your own practice is potentially the most rewarding step you can take in your career. You could enjoy greater freedom. More variety and flexibility in your work. Higher earning potential. And perhaps most importantly, the job satisfaction and work/life balance you’ve always wanted.

It’s a such an exciting opportunity – but it’s a big decision. It will mean big changes to your lifestyle and could come with some financial uncertainty while your business grows. You’ll also need to put your business skills, confidence and determination to the test in order to make your practice a success.

Licensed member stories

Anastasia became an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper after attending a Be Your Own Boss event. Hear how her life has changed since she became self-employed.


Henry has ran a successful practice for years and is passionate about helping AAT members start their own self-employed journey. Hear his story.