Many laid-off workers have considered go…

Many laid-off workers have considered going into business for themselves. Many of them have already started. Since the job market is tight competitive and crowded, self- employment seems like the next best thing. Since you’ve been laid off into a recession, in the worst job market, you may be thinking self-employment seems like a good way out of unemployment. If you are headed in this direction, a good way to start is by becoming a freelancer or consultant in your field of work. Many self employed entrepreneurs started out this way & have been successful, then many haven’t.

Before just diving right off into the self-employment circle:

  1. Put Some Fore Thought Into Starting & maintaining a business or just being a freelancer.
  2. Decide what your goals are, what your strategy is & how freelancing or owning a business will help you achieve them.
  3. Thinking about long-term & short-term goals from the start will keep you grounded and help you to determine how to move forward.
  4. When you have a clear understanding of your goals, ask yourself: “What are the specific skills, knowledge, money, resources, information, contacts & support that I need to make it happen?”

There’s more to business than just putting a sign up and saying: “Hey world, look I’m in business!” There’s a lot that you need to look at and consider. Do not be discouraged, you can start a business or be a freelancer and be successful. It all depends on what you’re trying to do and what you’re great at doing.

Sometimes starting a business is the best option for many laid-off workers and many of them should’ve started a long time ago. You have to stop and think about a lot of things when starting a business. You really need to take a good look at yourself, your life, do a self-assessment test to see if you have that entrepreneurial gene, entrepreneurial skills. Then if you do, think about how you’re going to get started and where will you get support from.

You can always seek out consulting advice and for your business, outsource your office management support to help you get started. That could help you in starting a business become a lot easier. Well now….what’s next?

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