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How to Start and Run a Self-Employed Business

More and more people are going into business for themselves; and why not? You make your own hours, don’t have to answer to anyone, and can make your personal vision a reality. But what exactly does it take to start up a self-employed business? Here are a few pointers if you are thinking about being your own boss. Don’t let your excitement overwhelm your business acumen. A common problem with the newly self-employed is that they allow their passion for certain parts of the job to outweigh the other important aspects such as accounting, advertising, or hiring/firing. Passion is very important, it’s why you want to go out on your own to build something after all, but you can’t let it steer you into making irresponsible business decisions. Don’t try to base your business around a single “next big thing.” Chances are that big thing will fail and then your…
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