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My Journey to Self-Employment: It’s Time to Take Action

If not now, when
Posted: 03/02/2018 by | No Comments

Belief in yourself will pay off. What I didn’t mention at the beginning of this journey is that there is a sixth step in this guide to self-employment and it is to take action. After we have discovered what it is we want to do and considered how we’ll handle the challenges, we can delve […]

My Journey to Self-Employment: Work in Progress

Posted: 03/01/2018 by | 1 Comment

Keep Going. Stay on Your Path Aren’t we all just works in progress? Did I ever mention I once worked three part-time jobs? Well, I still work three part-time jobs, all while trying to build a business and maintain a running dialogue with myself about who I am and who I want to be in […]

My Journey to Self-Employment: Making Connections not Conversation

Making Connections not Conversation
Posted: 10/25/2017 by | 1 Comment

Talking to people is more than just a conversation. Here’s where the rubber meets the road. How do I find funding for my big idea? I believe in it, but how do I find the support I need to make it a reality? While going through the Work for Yourself @ 50+ Toolkit, I found […]

There is no “Typical” Entrepreneur

Posted: 10/17/2017 by | No Comments

Support is a priceless gift. You have to be prepared to do a lot of different things in this self-employment life, you know?  Just like there is no “typical” job or job seeker in our crowd, there is no typical entrepreneur. We all have experience, and we need to use it to stay vital if […]

Working for Yourself Takes Planning

Posted: 10/03/2017 by | 40 Comments

Working for yourself takes planning, and here’s how you can get started The gig economy: It’s a growing trend. Permanent, full-time positions might even become a thing of the past. One study has predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers will be independent contractors, working for a variety of companies on a temporary […]

Expanding Horizons in Miami

group of adults students
Posted: 09/19/2017 by | 41 Comments

Jesus Barrios, 54, has a Hotmail account. “Yeah,” he laughs, “that was one of the first things they told me at the workshop. Switch to Gmail. Hotmail is dated and sends the message that you’re out of touch. I haven’t done it yet.” The workshop he references is part of AARP Foundation’s BACK TO WORK […]