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Do you dream about working from home? No commute, no dress code, no boss telling you what to do? Self-employment in some type of home-based business can be a good fit for certain people.  Are you one of them? The following are two important steps to take  before  you launch a new business. 1.  "Research" yourself to decide if self-employment is a good fit for you .  Before you quit your job or invest money in a...
By Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors and Life Calling Coaches SM   Make thousands of dollars weekly....work from home...easy money, no experience required! The old adage, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" certainly applies to many work-from-home business "opportunities." While there are legitimate ways to make money working from home, unscrupulous people are using the...
Are you worn out by bumper-to-bumper traffic? Tired of juggling childcare arrangements? Feel trapped on the treadmill of your daily grind? If you are like many workers, you have at least daydreamed about working from home, but have realized that self-employment is not for you. The answer for many of today's employees is telecommuting (or the newer term,  teleworking ). Increasingly, employees are doing all or part of their "W-2 job"...
By Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors and Life Calling Coaches SM   Do you have business savvy, great writing or computer skills, or some other valuable commodity businesses will pay you to provide? If so, you might want to consider the world of freelancing or consulting. Freelancers and independent consultants typically are self-employed, but they also may have periods of time of...
By Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors and Life Calling Coaches SM   Are you tired of someone else having control of your employment and financial future? If so, you are not alone! Record numbers of previously employed workers have decided to turn their "pink slip" into their ticket to entrepreneurship.  During the current recession, the  Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial...
 By Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors and Life Calling Coaches SM     In the current economy, increasing numbers of people are considering self-employment. Many people we have talked with in the past months have shared their frustrations about having someone else in control of their career.  Uncertainty in the workplace, layoffs, corporate politics and negative work...
Are you looking to have more control over your career? If so, you might want to consider freelancing. A recent MSN-CareerBuilder Zogby poll found that many workers are open to freelancing in the right situation. Thirty percent of poll respondents would freelance if they could make as much money as their current salary. Another 17 percent are interested in freelancing in order to be their own boss. Consultants, writers, IT specialists and...
 By Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors and Life Calling Coaches SM     In the current economy, increasing numbers of people are considering self-employment. Many people we have talked with in the past months have shared their frustrations about having someone else in control of their career.  Uncertainty in the workplace, layoffs, corporate politics and negative work...