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You're Only 10 Steps Away from Being Your Own Boss

10 tips on how to make your dream of working for yourself a reality.

By Vince Del Monte

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Entrepreneurship rates have been trending upwards in the United States for the past 19 years, and over the course of the pandemic, the unemployment rate reached a high of 14.7%, a rate not seen since The Great Depression. The lack of job security and massive layoffs have caused more people to turn to entrepreneurship in hopes of taking control, and I'm here to help. Here are my ten tips on how to be your own boss.

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