Self-employment isn’t for everyone. As a career coach and a business owner myself, I’ve seen it go very, very wrong at times. It just doesn’t suit everyone’s career needs. While it might sound nice to “be your own boss,” it takes a certain person in a certain situation to make it work.
If you are currently exploring entrepreneurial endeavors or plan to in the future, consider the following questions first. If you cannot honestly answer “yes” to each of these, you may not currently be prepared for what’s involved. That doesn’t mean it can’t still be an option for the future; but you may have some work to do. Just make sure you’re going in with your eyes wide open. [Read more…]