Tools to Escape the Rat-Race

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Don’t we all dream of being wealthy and independent?

By the end of the week, haven’t we all gotten a little fed up with our jobs?  Don’t we dream of being our own boss, an independent contractor or consultant who charges big money for sounding off with our opinion about how things are done?  No?  Just me?
Well, if you’ve ever contemplated it and have thought about how much you need to charge an hour to make your same salary, or more, as an hourly contractor, I have the on-line tool for you! Calculate your Hourly Rate It’s an easy, simple, and free, tool to let you figure out how many hours you need to work and what your hourly rate needs to be to gross a certain annual salary.  Granted, it doesn’t calculate in things like health insurance and retirement savings and other expenses, but, it is a great place to start if you want to go independent.

And, if you want to get some capital to start your own consulting business, you absolutely need a plan.  Even family won’t loan you money these days if you don’t have a business plan.  At least, mine won’t, and yours won’t either if they’re smart.  So, what to do?  Simple, hop over to Enloop and let their web app help you bang out a fairly reasonable, and free, business plan.  Again, it may not be perfect, but at least it’s a start.

So, there you go, two tools to let you start planning your next business venture, and not just dream about it.
As for me, I’m going to go and work for “the Man” today, and dream some other day.
Have a great weekend, y’all!