Wednesday, 8 October 2014

There's A Reason For This

It's amazing how two random articles can lead to the same point. In the first, 63% of all new US jobs are with small businesses, and 60 million are employed in US small businesses. In the second, it turns out that most of those jobs are not only part-time, they're so flexible as to be impossible to rely on as a constant source of income.

We're seeing a similar pattern emerge in the UK. Two of my sons started their work lives with minimal hour contracts, 7 and 9 hours respectively. Neither could live on their own for less than 40 hours per month on minimum wage. Both have been lucky, the sort of luck that comes from having a solid work ethic and a determination to work hard, but one is still on less than 30 hours per week and the other is being made redundant after 6 months.

That's where being self-employed in your own Kleeneze distributorship pays off. When your choice of new jobs involve minimal or zero-hour contracts, then running your own business with a defined commission plan and minimal overheads becomes the better option. For those who are considering self-employment, a network marketing company with a solid history and popular products is an excellent introduction. Who knows, you could end up with a 5-star holiday, all expenses paid...