Are we heading for a future where skills are traded like commodities and turned off and on like a tap? Research suggests more and more Aussies are ditching the 9-5 to start their own business and side hustles.

Soloist, independent professional, freelancer, entrepreneur – whatever label you choose – the ‘gig economy’ is growing fast through connected technology, mobility, globalisation and a desire for flexibility.

Today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) puts the number of solo and micro businesses operating locally at around 1.6 million, making up over 70% of the total small business sector.

Since 2005, Flying Solo has been at the forefront of the solo (one employee), micro (one to five employees) and small business movement in Australia, and today has a community of over 100,000 with many more joining across their social networks.

Flying Solo’s digital video suite on Facebook here showcases content for its followers, where editors answer questions and provide advice to those in the small business industry.

In addition, there are Solo Stories; episodes which document real Australian business owners in an inspiring and educational format. View the Solo Stories here.

Source: ABS

For more information, contact Vicki Leeson E: VLeeson@chdc.com.au or T: (07) 4982 4386 or M: 0488 195559

This program is supported by the Local Buying Foundation

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