Friday, December 16, 2011

A "Glowing" Freelance Prediction for 2012

There is a lot of commotion going on out there about small business and which way
2012 will turn them. Many small business owners are securing the hatches by creating long term business plans and short term plans enabling them to be ready for any immediate changes.(that is, if you are dealing with venture capitalism)

On an even smaller scale, business success can vary with the economy of tomorrow. As long as owners are creative, savvy and willing to help others- where there is a will, there is a way.

Sited from Carol Tice's Top Ten Small Business Predictions for 2012
( ) this prediction has special meaning for me as a freelancer.

"Services head offshore. Service-sector businesses will be in demand overseas, Elance forecasts. This year, U.S.-based contractors exported their services to more than 140 countries through Elance's freelance portal."

Ideally I'd like to keep the work here in USA but the struggle is harder than ever and services have to reach far and wide to keep moving. Now a new prediction comes to mind: Freelancers must "Glow" in light of the economic situation and prove themselves even more. Maybe that's not a prediction but a fact of freelance business in any economic reality.

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