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Ask Dr. Deborah | How do you plan vacations as a self-employed business owner?

Dear Dr. Deborah, I started my own business two years ago and I absolutely love it. However, since day one it feels like I’ve been in a marathon. I make sure I have some personal time, but I haven’t taken a real vacation since launching. I’m at a point whereRead More

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How to Set Your Self-Employment Salary

One of the reasons many people choose self-employment is because they want a better quality of life. This may include more flexibility in when they work, more control over what they do for work, and more enjoyment in life in general. Whatever the reasons, one of the main ingredients toRead More

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3 Essentials to Protecting Your Self-Employment Status

The workforce is changing and for many, self-employment is becoming the new normal. While self-employment opportunities continue to expand, new regulations are rolling out to further define what constitutes a self-employed person versus and employee in a business-to-business working relationship. This includes freelancers, consultants, IT professionals and other types ofRead More

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Navigating Your Self-Employment Support Network

Being successfully self-employed does not mean you have to go at it alone! This is a common misconception that often prevents individuals from pursing a self-employment career path. In reality, one of the strongest assets a self-employed business owner can have is a support network. When it comes to findingRead More

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Why You Need to Put the “Self” First in Self-Employment

In Dr. Deborah’s, 6 Steps to Career Focus, she emphasizes that we should focus on the “self” first and the “employment” will follow. You may be wondering what exactly this means. In many coaching and self-help programs, the first steps are to simply ask what do you want to doRead More

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5 Things Every New Business Owner Needs Before Launching

Launching your own self-employment or small business is a big and exciting step! It can also be a bit stressful getting all your ducks in a row before your Grand Opening. While there are many things specific to your business that need to get done before your launch, here areRead More

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5 Trends in Self-Employment to Watch in 2017

With each new year, comes new trends, and with them new opportunities. While you don’t have to jump on the bandwagon of every trend that passes by, it is important to be aware of what is happening in the market. One of the most important things to remember about owingRead More

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Our Self-Employment Christmas List

Despite it being years since we’ve written our last letters to Santa, most of us still take the time to think up our own personal Christmas lists. As business owners, work related items can’t help but slip in between the Fitbits and the iPhone 7s. Just in case ‘ole SaintRead More

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Guest Blog: The future success of the American economy is not about job creation. It is about creating our own jobs.

This article was originally written and published by Rich Collins with Thirst Productions. This week on the Win-Win@Work and NH Brand Project live radio shows, hosts Michael Cameron, and Co-Hosts Kristi Baxter and Rich Collins speak with Dr. Deborah A. Osgood, CEO of the Knowledge Institute for Small Business DevelopmentRead More

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5 Fears of Self-Employment & How to Overcome Them

We all have fears – fear of heights, fear of spiders, fear of missing out, and for many, fear of self-employment. These fears often prevent us from doing things and moving forward. However, if you want to achieve success in life and in your career, you need to face theseRead More