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Careers and Professional Skills (Dale Mabry): Entrepreneurship, working for yourself

Links and tips for your career research!

Is entrepreneurship right for you?

What would it take to own your business? These resources can help you think it through and realistically imagine a future as your own boss.

A few useful books about working for yourself

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Enter a word or phrase for your field or specialty, plus one of the following terms:
    • Gig work
    • Part time employment
    • Flexible work 
    • Self-employed
    • Startup
    • Contractor
    • Freelance
    • Entrepreneur* - the * picks up alternate endings, such as entrepreneurial, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship
    • Owner
    • Founder
    • Business
    • Company
    • Firm
    • Practice

Example  search: starting own “interior design” firm  Multiple words that comprise a term are searched as a phrase if enclosed in quotation marks.

Explore HCC's center for entrepreneurship

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Did you know that HCC is a national leader in teaching students to be entrepreneurs? Through the InLab@HCC, our interdisciplinary center for innovation, creativity, social venturing, and design thinking, students can embark on a comprehensive pathway of college credit entrepreneurship certificates and degrees.

Even if you are not a student in the InLab, you are welcome to participate in their public events and workshops.