While the world economy continues to expand, the employment world is being turned upside down as corporate layoffs persist in dominating the financial press.
As the economy moves from a manufacturing economy to the Information Age, the need for entrepreneurial thinking and expertise is increasing.
The trend towards self employment is not a temporary phenomenon, but rather a fundamental shift in the nature of work.
There is no real security in todays economy, although it must be said that some jobs are more secure than others.
Self employment is not a simple panacea of pleasure. It takes time and persistence to develop a small business, but in the long run it can provide the best way to have autonomy to do what you enjoy and to provide the financial security from doing it well.
Being in small business does not make you a reckless risk taker who eagerly gambles his or her fortune away.
Rather small business operators asses the opportunities and risks before they make decisions.
All new operators need to develop the skills that will enable you to carefully plan your business and take educated risks.