Graduates and baby-boomers alike choosing to work for themselves

Cowrking space at CoLab Orlando.

In 2012 there are several trends to watch for, including a rise in the number of self-employed individuals. The shifting economy is leaving graduates with no other choice but to find their own niche and join the self-employed work force.

But it’s not just graduates. It’s baby boomers looking to get back into the workforce without having to put up with all the uncertainty of corporate America. A recent article published on CNBC.com touted the benefits of going it solo.

“Temple University officials noticed something a little out of the ordinary when they looked at the results of the post-graduation survey of 2009’s undergraduate class,” states the report. “For the first time in the life of the survey, self employment ranked alongside banking, education and health care as one of the most popular career paths for recent graduates.”

One thing to remember when taking this route is the importance of investing in yourself.
Working in an environment that promotes concentration and ingenuity is a great way to start.  Being self employed means you wear all the hats- you are your PR, accounting, sales, and management and your producer. Surrounding yourself in an environment with other people running their shows will help you keep from running yourself dry.

Coworking is an option that has become a popular choice for the ever-growing number of entrepreneurs. Trying to develop a company within the confines of a house full of distractions can be a huge set-back. Think about how many times you’ve tried to focus on a project at your home office and found yourself instead dedicating all that time toward taking care of a house chore.

At CoLab, our entrepreneurs do lunch, chat on the couch between meetings, share ideas, and often work.  Having part of your business network readily available to you – in the same building! – will make an impact on the quality of your work and life.

If you’re interested in an office give us a call so you can see for yourself exactly what we’re talking about. 904.417.8430