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Make Job Loss Work for You by Richard Deems, Terri Deems

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APPENDIX A

SHOULD I BECOMESELF-EMPLOYED?

Self-employment is increasingly an option for people. Whether it involves buying a company, buying into a company, or starting up a new company or freelance venture, it’s one way for people to focus on what they most enjoy doing—and staying in control. Being self-employed works for some and doesn’t for others.

Here are some real-life stories of people we know who made the transition:

  • George was a bank manager before his job loss. After several months of job searching, he responded to a request to help prepare a company’s loan application. Before long George was too busy acting as a financial consultant to corporations to worry about a job search. Teaming up with a friend, he opened a consulting company ...

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