Self-employment, entrepreneurship and a bit about the recent NFL ref debacle in this week’s link roundup.
Happy Friday, Brazenites!
Unbeknownst to us, the majority of the links we collected for you throughout the week wound up centering around the themes of entrepreneurship, self-employment and freelancing. So for all you hustlers (or wannabe hustlers) out there, this one’s for you.
Also, it’s still not too late to enter our September Run-Around, “How Important Is Your First Job?” Write a post on the topic on your blog, leave a link to your post in the comments by September 30th, and you’ll be included in our October Run-Around post. You’ve got a couple more days to get your submissions in and get some great promotion for your blog!
1. First, for those of you doing the standard day job thing, you may be surprised to learn which 13 staples of office life a recent LinkedIn survey predicted could soon go extinct.
2. Entrepreneurial legend Chris Guillebeau raises the interesting question of what’s really “secure” and what’s really “risky” when it comes to traditional employment and self-employment.
3. Our own managing editor Alexis Grant explores whether freelancers are really happier than full-time employees.
5. You’ve considered working from home, starting your own business, freelancing—but have you considered how lower overhead and startup costs might make franchising an attractive alternative?
6. If all this hustler talk has you motivated, check yourself with this interesting exploration of the ways that running a business is harder than running for President.
7. And now, for something completely different… Most of us are just glad it’s over, but have you contemplated what the NFL’s replacement referee debacle can teach you about taking a leap in your career?
Have you read anything this week that’s worth passing on? Share it with us in the comments!