In a recent SimplyHired.com poll, we found that 28% of job seekers would want to start their own company, 36% would consider it and 18% stated they already had started their own company. In honor of National Boss Day tomorrow on October 16th, why don’t you put your entrepreneurial spirit to work and become your own boss
Fred Wilson, a VC and principal of Union Square Ventures, recently did a talk at the 99% Conference hosted by Behance and Cool Hunting. It was titled “10 Ways to Be Your Own Boss.” A few categories of entrepreneur discussed include:
The Sole Proprietor – you think of yourself as the Lone Ranger and prefer to build and run a business by yourself.
The Partnership – you and someone you know create and do business together. Works best if your skills complement or reinforce each other.
The Project – you (and your team if you choose to build one) work on a single project together for a period of time. Then you sell off or abort the project, take a break and start a new project.
Check out the full talk to learn about some of the many ways you can be your own boss: