Is Self Employment for you?
There is a great article on the self-employment on Michael Gerber’s Blog today entitled The Self-Employment Myth. For those of you not familiar with Michaels work, he is a well-known American authority on small business issues and his main idea is that, if you want your business to be successful, you need to create it in such a way that you are able to duplicate the business without you as the driving force behind it. As so many small businesses and even larger organisations heavily rely on the owner to create value and run the business itself, this type of business will provide you as the owner with little more than a highly stressful job.
Whether you agree with this or not, it is an interesting point to consider, especially if you are building a business which you want to franchise or sell in the long term.