Thank you Barbara, Taylor and Kate,
Kate, you made a perfect point that I strongly agree with - and that is with small and self-employed business "we will build a healthier economy."
Historically we have done that before. Right now we are hearing experts say again to "specialize - find your niche" which is what the ma and pa shops did years ago! If you wanted fresh baked bread you went to the baker, fresh meats the butcher. It was simple, you knew what you were getting because that's all they did. They knew their product and treated their customers like royalty.
Then because of our fast paced world along came one-stop shopping. Everything under one roof. Maybe simple in the fact that it ended the need to go to multiple locations, but not simple in knowing the product or the customer. And to get service is unheard of.
So it's back to the future for now!
Taylor, I certainly understand the plight of job seeking. Sometimes we can't see that our future is right in front of us already. It's hard to take that unsure, unsafe step to self-employment. But you have done an excellent job at promoting yourself and finding a much needed niche in social networking - perfect! Thanks for sharing.
Barbara, you hit a perfect bullseye when you said that professionals need to take control of their career development and jump in. But being the early adapter or Unintentional Entrepreneur, it's hard to blaze a trail if there is no help out there. That's why I see the Self Employed Academy ahead of the pack when it comes to supporting the self employed with the information that will help them right now, not a year or two in the future when there could be yet another market shift! Great insight.
Again, thanks to you all for posting. And I would love to know from those posting:
What resources did you use, find or are currently using that have been invaluable for you to succeed in business.
I'll be checking in!