Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:
Now’s a good time to jump into self-employment as an independent consultant — at least for some professions.
In the continuing effort to comply with laws such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the health-privacy act known as HIPAA, companies increasingly turn to independent contractors. Plus, companies now see independent pros as a way to fill in talent gaps in their own organizations.
Some companies hire a consultant to get a project off the ground, and then turn over the project’s maintenance to in-house employees.
Companies are “buying talent for special projects,” says Robert Morgan, chief operating officer of Hudson Talent Management, a unit of Hudson Highland Group, a recruiting and consulting firm in New York.
Mr. Morgan, who is based in Chicago, says: “We’ve seen a growth in independent professionals… in finance and accounting, in legal, in human resources.”