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I totally agree with you. Starting a business is actually a better idea. If you want a stable job, you should definitely consider starting one. Thanks.

Soren Duus

Starting your own business is a viable option for you to sustain yourself for a very long time. And what you've said was right. If something goes wrong, you'll know it ahead of time. It'll be a bumpy road, but it'll pay off in due time if all goes well.

 Raela Drigger

That is wonderful. Indeed, the best way to become rich is to engage in business. People tend to fear this because they think it lacks the security of a well-established company. But small businesses are actually safe investments in the long run. Ask an expert about it and they will tell you that what you planted will eventually grow and give you back something.

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Business is a gamble. There is a chance that you will lose. And even if you are already earning, you have to manage your finances well. But if you're willing to take the chance, entrepreneurship is the best way to be financially stable all your life. Know all the risks, and if you are decided that you can take it all, then go for it.


Last night I was talking about this. The unpredictability of entrepreneurship.

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That's more like it. Having your own is much stable.

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You shouldn't let that 90% chance of failure scare you in starting your own local business. If you really want to start one, you have to take that risk. There are a lot of tools that can help you in promoting your business. There's always the internet. If you have a good marketing planned already outlined beforehand, then it's better. Use all of the possible resources you can have. Always keep in touch with your customers. Make your business interesting!

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The whole system is indeed functional for many.

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Fear can definitely prevent us from moving forward. The trick is to show people how to convert the fear into motivation and action.

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This is post i am defiantly going to think about doing the same. Only i would like to possibly start a franchise.

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Good job.No matter where we are, we must study all the way. As the proverb says that: You are never too old to learn. Thank you for your blog.

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A good business provides stability to the home and family. To have a good business is necessary to work very hard, with great effort and sacrifice, but the results will always be very good

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I am 17 years old and for 3 consecutive summers I worked through an agency called Hanac Youth Services. My actual work place, though, was at a hospital. The Hanac agency was where I got paid from though. So how do I include them both on my resume, because I was never working AT Hanac, I worked at the hospital. This may sound confusing. If i see any confused answers, I'll try to add more.


Well stated. Like other commenters, I was laid off three years ago. Looked around, interviewed, identified a need and gave up the search to start a marketing consulting firm (http://www.meshworkmarketing.com).

But the chord you struck for me was predictability. I've worked hard to build my business. It has its ups and downs (and rising healthcare costs are another story), but like other commenters, I have some warning of what's not coming in over a month or two. It hasn't been easy. But it's better than getting laid off abruptly at the mercy of other decision makers.

I'm graduating with an MBA in May and my network regularly asks, "What's next?" with the undertone of, "When are you getting a real job?" I choose the creative class, entrepreneurialism, owning my own business, etc.


This article is by far the best article I have read in a long time. Inspiring and well written, I wish to stand in the light of this article. Long live the entrepreneurs!

Maxine Thompson

I've been self-employed for 12 years and I love it--insecurity and all. I started as a self-published writer, an editor, then I became a literary agent.

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23 years ago I was staying at an unsatisfying job because at least it was secure... and then I was laid off. I started my own writing business and never looked back. I did find ways to make myself feel more secure w/ the ups and downs, though. I deposited a third of every check into savings for taxes and other expenses and 2/3 into checking. Then I paid myself a set "salary" every month. That way I was able to look at my checking account and know how many months I was good for. I no longer feel the need, but it helped in the beginning.


Last night I was talking about this. The unpredictability of entrepreneurship.

I've been running my own small web marketing shop since Oct 2008. Feast or famine is just the right way to describe it. I'll be busy for three months and then totally dead. The money in the bank fluctuates like crazy.

On the plus side, I really do know if I'm going under ahead of time - and having taken absolutely zero outside capital into this endeavor I have some pride in having gotten this far on good old elbow grease.

There are times I'm envious of the people I know who have steady jobs - but then I remember what it was like working in one. I much prefer not knowing.

Kat Fulton

Couldn't agree more! More comfortable with the unknown... definitely resonates with me. Great post.

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Brilliant post...... The mistake of stability is never more true than now......

Laura Lee Bloor

I really like the line, "The devil you know is better than the devil you don't know."

Fear can definitely prevent us from moving forward. The trick is to show people how to convert the fear into motivation and action.

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