Jumping the Job Track: Security, Satisfaction, and Success as an Independent Consultant

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A potentially life-changing book, filled with profiles of people who have successfully made the transition from employee to entrepreneur. Practical and inspiring, it covers everything from getting your employer's help, finding clients, and estimating your income, to the psychological adjustments that go along with self-employment. Line drawings.

A practical and savvy guide to fulfilling a dream that countless people share: quitting your job and using the knowledge ...

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Overview

A potentially life-changing book, filled with profiles of people who have successfully made the transition from employee to entrepreneur. Practical and inspiring, it covers everything from getting your employer's help, finding clients, and estimating your income, to the psychological adjustments that go along with self-employment. Line drawings.

A practical and savvy guide to fulfilling a dream that countless people share: quitting your job and using the knowledge you've acquired to set yourself up in business as a consultant. Covers finding clients, estimating income, setting up an office, dealing with the IRS, and more.

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Ever since those icons of rugged individualism, the Lone Ranger and Tonto, rode into Western towns at the first sign of distress, consultants have been offering a unique and valuable service to those in need. As downsizing corporations continue to ``outsource'' work to independent contractors, an increasing number of refugees from business, government, and academia are utilizing their talents as independent consultants. In contrast to the typical how-to-get-rich books, consultant Brown, himself a former Fortune 500 middle manager, provides a realistic and balanced description of the risks and rewards of this work. Writing in a fluent and engaging style, Brown intersperses information and advice with real-life profiles of consultants who have successfully applied these principles. Informative, thorough, and motivational, this is recommended for individuals contemplating the transition from employee to consultant.-- Alan Farber, Northern Illinois Univ., Dekalb
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517881576
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/15/1994
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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