Many of us respect individuals who have the gumption and savvy to successfully “go it alone.”
In many modern-day advanced economies, self-employment makes up a small percentage of the workforce – as low as 6.2% of the workforce in the U.S. and 8.6% in Canada. In many parts of the world where economies are less developed, self-employment is common.
Many individuals – perhaps yourself – would like to count themselves among the self-employed. But then, there are the “yeah, buts” and the “what ifs.”
What if I don’t earn enough?
What if I encounter roadblocks?
What if, what if, what if……
What if I fail?
Come with me in the coming months – one post at a time – to look at the ins and outs of successful self-employment. Yes, there is a path to personal agency for many in the form of gainful self-employment.
Kim Burkhardt, MBA has taught college-level business courses, is an occasional book and article writer, and has a self-employment background. These days, Ms. Burkhardt is working with clients who are starting their own businesses. She’s the author of Agents of Success: Moving Forward Professionally (Personal Application of Marketing Principles). Check out her services at “The Practical MBA.”