Business KS4 / GCSE: What’s it like being a sole trader?

Greg James meets two sole traders working in the music business: record store owner Jake Travis, and Genevieve Wilkins, a freelance percussionist.

Find out more about the pros and cons of their decision to go it alone in the business world and what its like “being your own boss”.

This is from the series: Music, Mud and Making Money

Teacher Notes

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of running your own business.

Do students prefer the sole trader model to alternatives?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Business at KS4/GCSE, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland

Also at National 5 in Scotland.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, CCEA GCSE and SQA.

More from the series: Music, Mud and Making Money

How to be an entrepreneur
What is a franchise?
Different types of companies – LTDs and PLCs

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