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How to Succeed in the Age of Going Solo (WSJ)

February 8, 2010

One of the things we’ve seen in our profession which is increasingly common is the shift to independent consulting / contracting / freelancing.  In the workforce in general, this accounts for 20-23% of all work, a number forecast to increase, as mentioned in today’s Wall Street Journal and as supported by recent reports on outlets such as CNN.  Today’s article is a good read for those who are preparing for, or thinking of, moving to independent work, and goes on:

We can rightly bemoan the loss of security, the shifting of economic risk from institutions to individuals. But crying foul will not change the circumstances that many Americans find themselves facing. Righteous indignation will not turn back time. We can, however, better prepare ourselves for the future….So, what do these thriving solo artists have in common? What is the recipe for their good fortune? My research points to five ingredients to keep in mind.

Read the entire article here:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704825504574581900293220092.html

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