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Self-Made Me: Why Being Self-employed Beats Everyday Employment Every Time by Geoff Burch

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INTRODUCTION

A NEW WAY OF LIVING IN A CHANGING WORLD

Welcome aboard the good ship Freedom! Maybe you have joined this happy adventure as a willing passenger. Perhaps this cheery vessel has heaved-to, to rescue you from the lifeboat of redundancy while your previous employer sinks without trace. Or maybe you have been rescued, having being marooned on the dreary island of unemployment. For whatever reason you have decided – or been forced – to accompany us, you have just joined the finest and most fulfilling way to cruise through life.

ARE YOU PAID WHAT YOU ARE WORTH?

Following that little ramble, I am now going to have to use the word, or words, that make me cringe and those are ‘self-employment’. I desperately struggle to find a more suitable ...

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