Been thinking about starting your own PR firm, or becoming a consultant? The time is almost over-ripe and I suggest you take your plunge sooner, rather than later. Competition is about to heat up, according to the July 2009 issue of Money magazine.
In an article on top trends in the new economy, Money predicts "The Rise Of Freelance Nation," citing that an estimated 30 percent of today's workforce (about 42 million people) are either freelancers, independent contractors, part-time or temp workers.
AND...in the next 10 years we can expect that number to grow to 40 percent. Ravin Jesuthasan of Towers Perrin is quoted as saying, "Companies want a workforce they can switch on and off as needed."
Read all about it here. By the way, I've never regretted the creation of my own business back in 1996.