Guide to Self-Employment: A Round-up of Career Alternatives Ranging from Consulting & Professional Temping to Starting or Buying a Business

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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 ...

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Overview

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 $23.95 newsstand value!

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Meet the Author

DAVID LORD is an independent marketing consultant and former editor of the Executive Recruiter News.
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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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2002

    Great encouragement for young and inexperienced . . .

    It's Superbowl Sunday and a year ago I was at home alone, depressed and overwhelmed with my demanding job and recent promotion. This year I willingly kept the television low while reading David Lord's Book. It happened to be among the many I purchsed in a fit of panic I experienced last Februrary, searching for any career/life change before my weekly counseling sessions turned into admittance to the looney bin (at the tender age of 23! All that tuition for nothing!!!!) By the grace of God, I fell in to a pot of gold in the end of March. My former employer became my client and my job was outsourced, a truly win-win situation. We all have an independent value, we seldom ask what it is. Once you know, it's your ticket (with dedication and desire)to the most fulfilling life of independence . . . I mean self-employment. I was first encouraged by David's book because even to the unfamiliar, it was easily comprehended (read twice it's even better). Some may say simply put, but this only illustates our conditioning to expect the best things to be complex. Not true. David identifies your fears & your weaknesses and how to overcome them, cope with distractions, how to prepare your spouse and family, but most of all teaches you to take time to learn your new role including your freedom at home. Once you're in the driver's seat, everything is different . . . better. Ultimately we would all be happy if we could achieve balance, for those who have done it, their advice and guidance is priceless. This book provides your new business with the facts made easy. If you are just starting out, or maybe it's that dream you've always envisioned but never had the knowledge to pursue, this book will provide the reassurance and guidance to start your business off right. The half-time show, Bono & U2 - they're incredible. . . imagine if they had never taken the risk. By the way, if you're reading this you're already further ahead then you know.

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