Are you seriously thinking of becoming your own boss this year?
Is starting a business something that you’ve been thinking about…but haven’t pursued?
Finally, why are you considering business ownership now?
A Changing Job Market
As of late, unemployment numbers have been improved. Less people are unemployed today than they were a couple of years ago. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that more people than ever have completely given up on their job searches. That “bad” news means that more people are considering career alternatives. People that have been downsized…let go by their employers, are becoming more open to the idea of entrepreneurship or self-employment.
Here’s what my friend, Steve Strauss, who owns TheSelfEmployed.com, wrote:
“What do you do if you have been out of work for 99 weeks, your unemployment is running out and you have no prospects? What do you do if you are 30-something, have two kids at home, and the thought of not having a flexible schedule bums you out? What do you do if you don’t like working for someone else and long to do be your own boss? You join the ranks of the self-employed, that’s what.”