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Self-Employment and Small Business

Working for yourself has great rewards. It also comes with huge challenges.

You need to be aware of, and weigh, the advantages and disadvantages of being self-employed. For example, self-employment might allow you to:

  • work at home or in other settings of your choice
  • set your own hours of work
  • earn more money than you would working for someone else.

On the other hand, it might also involve:

  • working long hours to meet deadlines or deal with problems
  • working independently, without a support system of co-workers
  • investing and possibly risking your own money.

See the Self-Employment: A Career Option for You? tip sheet and the Self-Employment: Is It for Me? booklet.

Starting your own business is more than having a good idea or a willingness to work long hours each day. You need good strategic information and a well thought out focus on how to build your revenue stream.

Here are current and relevant resources to make the most of your business ventures:

Resources to Help You Get Started

Resources to Help Build Your Business

Resources for Youth

Resources for Persons With Disabilities

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