Are you building a business from scratch? Part 2 Freedom

self employmentSelf-employment, the new American Dream, for many! There’s nothing more enticing than employment freedom, in every sense of the word. When you’re self-employed you have the:

*Freedom to make your own hours opposed to clocking in a 9-5.
*Freedom to wear whatever you want (casual slacks, a sun-dress, or pajamas) if you’re operating out of the comfort of your own home.
*Freedom to set your own pay rate, you can charge competitively based on your industry, goods and or services.
*Freedom to spend quality time with family, plan vacations, attend soccer games and theatrical performances at your child’s school.
*Freedom to work alone or hire staff of your choosing, no more mean bosses, grumpy or back-biting co-workers. self employment attire

Now with this type of freedom comes responsibility and great demands.

Self-discipline is a pre-requisite. You must be able to successfully manage yourself before you can manage someone else. You have to have the ability to ‘stick to the plan’ in order to run your own business. You have to do in-depth research. This is necessary before you advertise and promote yourself before the world. There are numerous resources to help get you started but one of the best techniques is to interview a successful self-employed business owner. Talk to them, ask questions, find out how they got started, what are some of the foundational legalities?

Once you decide that self-employment is definitely for you, begin designing your business plan and organize your idea on paper. Write it down, tweak it, write it down again. And tweak it some more. Do more research, ask more questions, the more solid your foundation is, the greater the possibility your vision will survive!

Remember, being your own boss generates an envied sense of freedom, but it’s a freedom which comes with a great price. However, it’s a price that people like you and me are willing to pay! I wouldn’t trade self-employment for all the money in the world. Literally. self employment black female



4 thoughts on “Are you building a business from scratch? Part 2 Freedom

  1. Good Morning sister,

    I love, love, love this piece! And you too 🙂

    On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 2:03 AM, Toni Spearman

  2. Amen, Toni! A lot of research and more research if required. And, I have found there is a segment of people who want to horded the knowledge instead of sharing. But, God will provide if we keep pressing and seeking His face and guidance. Blessing and I love the new look here on WP.

  3. Awesome article! I have started this endeavor of starting my own at home business and I can’t wait until I am able to hand that paper to my boss and say good bye FOREVER! Thanks for the information and the inspiration!

    1. In excited for you. What type of business are you starting? If I can give you any advice or tips please feel free to ask me anything. There’s nothing like working for yourself!


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