Thrills and Chills of Self Employment - Let’s talk about the good parts and bad parts of self-employment. So many people jump into unemployment because they’re trying to get away from something – a bad boss, a dead-end job, an extra-long commute, etc., etc. They don’t do adequate research to find out what self-employment is really like and thus they run into a lot of surprises they’re not prepared for. The purpose of this episode is to give people a realistic idea of what to expect from self-employment and how to overcome the pitfalls that invariable come their way.
For nearly 30 years, our guest, Jeanne Yocum, has been self-employed as a public relations consultant and ghostwriter. Her blog, succeedinginsmallbusiness.com, offers advice to small business owners and solopreneurs.
This spring, Rowman & Little published her first solo book, The Self-Employment Survival Guide: Proven Strategies to Succeed as Your Own Boss.
A Pennsylvania native, Jeanne holds a B.A. in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University and a Master's degree in Journalism from Boston University. After spending most of her career in Greater Boston and in Western Massachusetts, she now lives in Durham, NC.
Learn more about her at www.succeedinginsmallbusiness.com