Friday, January 8, 2010

We're All Entrepreneurs

I'm fond of reminding my fellow freelance writers that they are entrepreneurs and must think about their craft as not only a joy but also a job.

Well, guess what? It's not just freelancers who need to adopt the business mindset but all of us, according to this week's BusinessWeek cover story.

Is this a temporary turn of events, or the way of things to come for quite a while? No telling. But it is certainly a transformative trend.

On to some better news, perhaps. In this week's Smart Answers columns, I interview three company owners who went through the wringer in 2009 and came out intact and ready to rumble in 2010. All are hopeful that they've seen the worst. Let us hope so.

I also laid out three business entry strategies for those individuals who plan to start their own businesses this year. Along with losing weight and getting into shape, finally pursuing that entrepreneurial dream seems to be a top New Year's resolution.

1 comment:

  1. It's tempting to let that Business Week story get me down. But the one thing we can always expect is change. It's a reminder that there's no laurel to rest on, and we must continue to develop new skills throughout our lives. 'Twas ever thus.