Home Based Employment
So you are the boss, owner, and chief bottle-washer of your very own home-based business. In theory, you could probably do each and every thing on your own - from reviewing contracts to picking the best insurance coverage to representing your business in court to designing and printing your own letterhead stationery ..... A contingent workforce comprised of temporary workers and independent contractors has grown to an estimated one of three workers.
Home Based Employment In his best-selling 1989 book, age of reason, Charles Handy first foretold the reorganization of corporations into what he called cloverleaf organizations functioning with three types of personnel:(1) a small core of employee,(2) outsourced contract workers and services when needed, and (3)strategic alliances with other corporations. Since then, we have witnessed this very phenomenon in how organizations are now being structured.
A contingent workforce comprised of temporary workers and independent contractors has grown to an estimated one out of three workers. These contingent workers are not just assembly-line and administrative workers, they're also attorneys, doctors, and professors. Their numbers are growing at a galloping rate. Many in this growing contingent workforce are in the market for the services of other small businesses and self-employed individuals on both a cash and barter basis.
Following are some businesses that can grow from increases in self-employment:
Computer Consultants. Most small and home-based businesses are dependent on technology, but they don't possess the skills or the inclination to deal with problems of installation; upgrading; compatibility; repairs; and being disabled by malware, spyware, viruses, and worms. They need computer consultants. They may call a computer consultant even when they're eligible for the manufacturer's technical support if, at that support, they can talk only to someone who is reading a script or who has difficulties with English. Toward the end of the decade, computer consultants may also be applying their problem-solving skills to robotic appliances. Resource:Independent Computer Consultants Association.(800)774-4222.www.icca.org.
Interim or Contract Executives. One consequence of the immminent retirement of the baby boomer generation and the much smaller generation that's replacing it is that corporations are willing to contract out for top executive roles. Thousands of companies are seeking out interim, contract, or short-term executives from CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs to marketing, purchasing, and other managerial roles. Sometimes these interim assignments are part-time, and sometimes full-time, but they are usually limited to from several months to several years. Resource: www.thephoenixlink.com
Virtual Assistants(VAs). Growing in lockstep with virtual organizations are the bundling of many office functions into a grab bag of roles for virtual assistants-who do executive assisting, secretarial work, meeting and travel planning, project managing, and coordinating logistics. Virtual assistants often specialize by working with a specific profession, occupation, or industry, and of course, the tasks they provide are tailored to the needs of their clients. So for a virtual assistant working for a psychiatrist, managing the appointment schedule could be a key job, whereas for a startup company, the VA may be busy finding sources of insurance or outfitting an office on a minimum budget. Stacy Brice, one of the founders of the field, offers VA training at AssistU (www.assistu.com).
Resource of Home Based Employment: Home-Based Business For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance) - Authors: Paul Edwards and Sarah Edwards