Guide to Self-Employment: A Round-up of Career Alternatives Ranging from Consulting and Professional Temping to Starting or Buying a Business

Edited by the National Business Employment Weekly, today's leading career resource, the NBEW Guide to Self-Employment tells you how to benefit from the downsizing and reorganizing work trend, exploring such specific career alternatives as consulting, freelancing, temping, buying or launching a business, purchasing a franchise, and others. Key topics covered include: Determining your aptitude for working independently through diagnostic quizzes and self-assessment exercises Starting a business, including market research, planning, financing, and more Setting up your work environment, including office space and equipment needs, professional services, network resources, and hiring Buying an existing business or franchise--the different types of businesses, valuing and pricing the acquisition, and negotiating an agreement Launching a consulting practice--defining your services and markets, selling yourself, pricing, billing, and building a clientele Professional temping and outsourcing--how and when they work best Supplemented with dozens of useful case studies and handy resource materials, the NBEW Guide to Self-Employment offers a complete and in-dispensable look into a whole new world of career opportunities outside corporate life. SPECIAL BONUS: A FREE issue of the National Business Employment Weekly, plus a 4-week free trial offer of The Wall Street Journal, plus a free booklet, Best of the NBEW: Before the Job Search. A $23.95 newsstand value!