Top Five Things to Do for Your Career or Business During the Holidays

Whatever holiday you celebrate and however you enjoy it, inevitably the rhythm of business changes during the last few weeks of the year. You can use this time to your advantage to bring a strong close to 2009 and an even more powerful start to 2010 whether you are a business owner or employee. You don't even have to work hard to make it happen. The secret is to gear your activities to answer one of two questions: 1) What do I need to do to bring the current year to powerful completion? 2) What can I do to set myself up for success in the year ahead? ...more

Paula--

You got some great advice in this blog post.  I especially like the idea ...more

Does Choosing to be Self-Employed Jeopardize Your Dream of Home Ownership?

When I chose the self-employment route, I had already owned my current home. Yet I am looking to the future toward a home that meets my desires for what I most want now (versus 11 years ago when I purchased this place). I'm not even in the analysis stage yet because the time is not right financially or otherwise for me to make the move. I had heard that it can be more challenging for the self-employed to qualify for a mortgage and that was before the debacle in the banking system. Now I wonder just how much more difficult it may be when the time comes. ...more
I know it is very difficult to get a pay day loan or any other type of loan for that matter if ...more

The Freelance Mindset - Not Just for Freelancers in this Business Climate

A few months ago I received a review copy of "My So-Called Freelance Life" by Michelle Goodman. Because of all I have going on it took me a while to read through it. When I did get time, though it read like the voice of a trusted friend who has walked the road of self-employment for many years telling me all the pitfalls to avoid and "must-dos" if I wish to succeed. ...more

Yeah I don't think job security exists. It is (and may always have been) some degree of a ...more