Over the six decades beginning in 1948, the rate of self-employment in the United States fell steadily from a high of 18.5%, across all industries, to around 7% in the mid-2000s. Since 2008, however, there has been a significant restructuring of the economy. The percentage of Americans working for themselves jumped back up to 11% as of 2010, and is continuing to rise.
Have you been considering turning your sideline, or even a favorite hobby, into your primary business? If so, please consider attending the University of Southern Indiana’s From Hobby to Business Series. The Series kicks off this Wednesday evening, with a panel discussion featuring Dana M. Nelson, social media strategist with OutCloud, Bryan Bourdeau, USI instructor in business, and Doug Briody, attorney at law. We will be discussing what you need to know when thinking about making such a transition. Later sessions will focus on marketing and finance issues.
As always, if you are interested in started a business, it helps to seek out the input and advice of qualified, appropriate professionals, early on in the process. For more information, or to register, please click here.