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You’re a Job Creator, Too

Sometimes, running a one-person business can be a bit isolating. While we hear a lot of buzz about fast-growth companies creating jobs,  one-person operations tend to get short shrift. The media tends to overlook the fact that most businesses are … Continue reading

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Ready To Quit Your Job? Read This First

Lots of people are unhappy at work these days. If you’re among them, you may be wondering if it’s time to ditch it all and finally start that home-based catering business or consultancy that’s been in the back for your mind … Continue reading

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Break Free from Round the Clock Availability

A recent survey by Mozy, the online backup provider, found that on a global basis, workers are putting in far more time at the office than the traditional nine to five–and that their bosses are underestimating how much time they … Continue reading

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Take The Risk out of Freelancing

If you’ve joined the world of independent professionals after working in a corporate job for a while, you may find it unsettling that your income fluctuates from month to month. A little anxiety about this is a good thing. The … Continue reading

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Bummer: Getting a Dental Insurance Quote

I try not to react emotionally when I get quotes for any type of health-related insurance for my family–but it is hard not to. With four small children, my husband and I decided recently that it would be a good … Continue reading

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Key Health Insurance Questions Remain Unanswered For Self-Employed

Over the next few days, we’ll hear from  many healthcare experts about what the Supreme Court’s decision about Obamacare means. I’m wondering how it will affect self-employed people. Presumably if citizens are required to buy healthcare or face a penalty, … Continue reading

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Coffee With Tim Kaine: A Freelancer’s Viewpoint

On Friday, I went to a women’s roundtable coffee with Tim Kaine, the former governor of Virginia who is now running for Senate. He talked about jobs and the economy, and called “talent” the critical issue for growing the economy. … Continue reading

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Why Pretend You Have No Personal Life?

One of the most stressful parts of corporate life for many people is having to pretend that their passions and responsibilities outside of work don’t exist. While big companies hold endless brown bag lunches about “work-life” balance and put elaborate … Continue reading

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Ditch These 4 Time-Wasting Habits

1. Coffee or wine with that just-starting-out freelancer who wants advice.  We all want to be helpful, and in fact I got some really great help from established freelancers when I was starting out. But you’ve got to set limits … Continue reading

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4 Ways To Improve Freelancing Revenues

Caroline Ceniza-Levine left a career as a corporate recruiter to co-found the career coaching firm SixFigure Start with Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, formerly a recruiter for Merrill Lynch. Their New York-based company has grown revenues 600% in four years. Meanwhile, Ceniza-Levine also serves as … Continue reading

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