Ten Ways To Be Your Own Boss

Like the Paul Simon song, there are probably at least fifty ways to be your own boss, but I only have twenty minutes this coming thursday at the 99% Conference and so I am going to talk about ten of them.

The super high growth startup that lands a ton of venture capital and heads for a big exit is the iconic entrepreneurial success story but it represents a tiny fraction of all entrepreneurial endeavors and I think it gets in the way of more people starting their own businesses. They think "well I can't do that" so they don't do anything. And that's wrong. 

So I am going to talk about ten ways you can be your own boss and hope to deliver the message that there is a way that most everyone can do it. 

Here are my visuals in draft form. As always, comments and suggestions are very welcome.

Ten Ways To Be Your Own Boss

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I'd like to acknowledge flickr member .eti whose most excellent photo graces the front of this presentation.