Is Self-Employment Right For You

In this 5-minute small business class online, you’ll learn how to determine whether self-employment is right for you.

Cost: Free
Recommended Pre-Requisite Classes: None
Instructor: Jennifer Croft

Please note: You may have to raise the volume on your computer or phone to be able to clearly hear the video.

In this 5-minute, online class, you’ll learn how to determine whether self-employment is right for you. You’ll find out about the top causes of small business failure and how they might impact you. You’ll discover what it takes to be your own boss and the importance of timing. You’ll learn how to calculate the true “opportunity cost” of following your dream, as well as steps you can take to increase your odds of succeeding.

Please note: Before you take this class, you should fill out the “Self-Employment Assessment Quiz” (it won’t take longer than 5 minutes).

Related Classes

Here are other small business classes online that relate to Is Self-Employment Right For You:
•How To Choose A Business That’s Right For You
•Test Your Business Idea


The following small business worksheets will be helpful for you to use:
•Self-Employment Assessment Quiz
Interview A Business Owner

Next Steps

After taking this class, here are some good next steps you can take:
•Take the “Self-Employment Assessment Quiz.”
•Add up your total score.
•Look at all of your “no” answers (and “maybe” answers) and honestly assess whether any of these will prevent you from becoming successfully self-employed.
•Add up the true “opportunity cost” of running your own business and decide whether you’re willing to pay that price.