I find this amusing, that we as employers are asked/expected/advised etc to assist employees in setting up their own business, but when the time comes there is no help from government. We set up 2 employees in business, they are making what they did when they were employed. Except instead of receiving wages, they produce the goods and invoice and are paid cash. No UIF cover, and much to my disgust Compensation Commissioner will not permit them to remain on our books. So in the event they are injured on our premises, who will pay? We will as they couldn't afford it.
Sorry, just letting off steam about the unfairness of it all.