Here’s a consulting question I received as part of the “Ask Michael” series:
One of my greatest concerns about incorporating and starting my own biz is loss of access to unemployment benefits and jobs should I decide to re-enter corporate America if the biz does not do as well as expected financially.
I’ve seen some peers get laid off, start their own biz, lose unemployment benefits, access to corporate jobs because they see you started your own company, so they don’t want to hire you corporately anymore, so while you’re waiting for the biz to grow, financial survival has been hard for some.
Your thought, tips, ideas on moving through this dangerous maze during a very difficult economic time?
This is a common situation and question I get. It sounds like you’re unsure whether consulting is right for you. You have hesitations in jumping into the profession full-time.