Chapter 1. Does Self Employment Make Sense for You?

The very first thing you need to determine when deciding to go into business for yourself is whether self employment—being your own boss—makes sense for you.

It might seem as though the automatic answer is “yes,” but there are some vital things to consider before reaching this paramount decision. For instance, do you work best within a corporate structure? Do you want to be responsible for your own destiny or would you prefer a ladder to climb? Are you willing to put in the hours and commitment it takes to be successful in your own business? Do you have the flexibility required to plan for, launch, and operate your own venture—do you have children, a spouse or significant other, and other important ...

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