More and more people are taking the plunge and becoming solopreneurs, or - as described by Daniel Pink - "free agents". But it's not easy going it alone, and those of us who've followed that path need lots of support. Following are a few key resources for helping you succeed:
Just released, The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Making a Living Doing What You Love, by Mary Ellen Bates, outlines how professional services providers can go out on their own, make money, and be happy. Look for chapters on finding your passion, identifying clients, painless marketing, creating your brand, and much more.
At the Free Management Library, you'll find a collection of well-written articles covering all types of skills you'll need in business - from advertising to spirituality at work to business writing. All articles are available in more than 50 languages.
And when you're working alone, it's important to stay connected. Meetups are a great way to find those who share your pain and common interests, bounce ideas off other people, and build your referral network.
This originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of ResearchNOTES, a monthly email bulletin with my top tips for online research.