Is RN self-employment right for you?

By on Sep 4, 2013 in Nurse Entrepreneurs, RN Self-Employment

Pat BemisSelf-employment is not for all nurses. Ask yourself several questions and answer them honestly to determine if self-employment is right for you. Don’t spend too such time on the questions below, just answer yes or no quickly. The yes answers indicate that chances are good that you will be successful in your business venture. If you have a lot of no answers, it may mean that self-employment may not be compatible with your personality type.

  1. Is making your own decisions important to you?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  2. Do you enjoy change?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  3. Do you enjoy competing?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  4. Do you deal well with stress?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  5. Do you have a network of people you can tap for assistance?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  6. Is this venture compatible with your life and career goals?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  7. Do you have sufficient money if you don’t get paid on a regular basis?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  8. Do you have a strong drive to succeed as an independent contractor?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  9. Do you like the idea of being your own boss?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  10. Do you have a strong self-image with solid self-esteem?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  11. Are you ready to learn how to start and manage a profitable business?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  12. Are you willing to keep track of and pay your own business expenses?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  13. Are you willing to pay your own income taxes quarterly, and pay your own benefits, such as liability and health insurance and retirement costs?
    1. Yes
    2. No

This is an excerpt from Self-Employed RN: Choices, Business Aspects, & Marketing Strategies by Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN, president National Nurses in Business Association, Inc.  It is published by National Nurses in Business Association, Inc.

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