Pamala Dean suffered from an undiagnosed thyroid disorder for years while working as a psychotherapist in Florida's Tampa Bay area. Her struggles with Graves' disease, which affects sufferers' emotional and mental as well as physical well-being, had led her to rekindle a career as an artist even as her interest in practicing psychotherapy waned. "The art kind of took off … [Read more...] about Some Business Owners Seek a Healthier Lifestyle
Cindy Buchanan spends part of her workweek employed as an emergency physician, setting broken bones, stitching up cuts and, occasionally, saving a life at a Columbia, S.C., hospital. The rest of the time, Dr. Buchanan moonlights as a self-employed cruise travel agent, helping honeymooners and vacationers with decisions about cabins, decks and ports of call. "It's just so … [Read more...] about How Moonlighting Can Help You Succeed in Your Business
By tradition, the "self employment culture" has been characterized as a male phenomenon. Entrepreneurship, a game of risk and chance, used to be the exclusive domain of the male population Not anymore. A growing number of women are venturing into self-employment and getting inclined to start an enterprise. Many women are finding that entrepreneurship could pave the way for … [Read more...] about What Motivates Women to Start a Business?
We've all seen the figures. Right now in our country we're facing a 7.7% unemployment rate. That number speaks volumes. What happens when income that you had coming in every week suddenly stops and you suddenly become laid off or unemployed? Sure, we all know we should have saved for such an event, but many Americans are barely getting by. And experts say that the 7.7% is … [Read more...] about Unemployed and Looking to Start a Home Business
Making money with your hobby is more realistic than you may realize. Many entrepreneurs started their businesses as a source of relaxation and pleasure, before turning it into a source of income and career satisfaction. They have seen that the public can enjoy their handiwork, while allowing them to take charge of their own life. To get started in converting your hobby into a … [Read more...] about How to Turn from a Hobbyist to a Business Owner
Many home businesses get their start when the entrepreneur is still working full-time at a job. Perhaps it is the longing for satisfaction of creating their own job, or being their own boss that lures these people to try out self-employment. Or it may be the need to carve a venue that allows them to be creative and test out their ideas. They want to have the chance to be able … [Read more...] about From Employee to Self-Employed: How to Manage the Transition
Freelance writer Mark Henricks says that self-employment can allow you you to do what you love and love what you can do in his book Not Just A Living: The Complete Guide To Creating A Business That Gives You A Life. Henricks asserts that not everyone starts a business for the money. In fact, more people are turning to entrepreneurship to support the lifestyle that they have … [Read more...] about Lifestyle Entrepreneurship: Making a Profit Out of Passion
Your success in self employment will depend in large part to your financial savvy. The way you view and handle money can influence the way you run your business -- and can even spell the success or failure of your entrepreneurial venture. Knowing how to handle money properly becomes more important in the light of the financial instability of self employment. An … [Read more...] about How to Survive Self Employment
Every day, we hear more and more about people starting their own businesses, and opting to take more control of their lives and income through self employment. However, a greater number of people who dream of owning their own business don't believe it will ever happen for them. Majority of these folks see the benefits of working for themselves, but alas, lacks the drive and … [Read more...] about Why Self Employment?
A growing number of people nowadays find it increasingly difficult to make ends meet with just one source of income. There are others, on the other hand, who are getting tired of the daily commute and the pressures of the nine-to-five work routine. In a quest to improve the quality of their life, more and more people are investigating the possibilities of starting their … [Read more...] about From Employee to Entrepreneur: Things to Do Before You Leave Your Job