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The Parent’s Guide to Family Friendly Work by Lori K. Long Ph.D.

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Chapter 19 Going It Alone

Many parents create their own family-friendly work. Some take this path because they have a true entrepreneurial spirit. Others need income and don’t see any other way to work it out. However, many parents don’t consider the option of working on their own because they find the idea of starting a business intimidating and overwhelming. Before you put aside the idea of going it alone, remember you do not need to necessarily open up a retail store or rent office space to start a business. You also don’t have to make it a full-time venture.

Many parents going it alone take a more simple approach. For example, you could start your own business by selling items you find at garage sales on eBay. You start a business venture ...

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