Edited by the National Business Employment Weekly, today's leading career resource, the NBEW Guide to Self-Employment tells you how to benefit from the downsizing and reorganizing work trend, exploring such specific career alternatives as consulting, freelancing, temping, buying or launching a business, purchasing a franchise, and others.
Key topics covered include: * Determining your aptitude for working independently through diagnostic quizzes and self-assessment exercises * Starting a business, including market research, planning, financing, and more * Setting up your work environment, including office space and equipment needs, professional services, network resources, and hiring * Buying an existing business or franchise-the different types of businesses, valuing and pricing the acquisition, and negotiating an agreement * Launching a consulting practice-defining your services and markets, selling yourself, pricing, billing, and building a clientele * Professional temping and outsourcing-how and when they work best Supplemented with dozens of useful case studies and handy resource materials, the NBEW Guide to Self-Employment offers a complete and in-dispensable look into a whole new world of career opportunities outside corporate life. SPECIAL BONUS: A FREE issue of the National Business Employment Weekly, plus a 4-week free trial offer of The Wall Street Journal, plus a free booklet, "Best of the NBEW: Before the Job Search." A USD23.95 newsstand value!
Table of Contents
New Economy, New You. Is a Self-Directed Career for You? Choosing a Path. Starting a Business. Buying a Business. Operating a Franchise. Consulting. More Ways to Work. Getting Started. Appendix. Index.
DAVID LORD is an independent marketing consultant and former editor of the Executive Recruiter News.