Coffee Break: Home Ec for Entrepreneurs

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Earlier this week, Jezebel had this interesting post, in which the writers tried to recall what bits of knowledge they had actually retained from early-childhood home ec classes.

They went on to ponder what sort of knowledge they would have actually benefited from.

I don’t believe I retained anything from my home ec classes, but if I had to draw up a new syllabus, I’d insist upon including lessons that would have left me far more business-savvy.  While even 9-to-5ers would benefit from basic finance tips, us self-employed tips require even more knowledge on how to handle the business end of things.

So many of us leave our full-time jobs wanting to make money doing what we love. Doing what we love is the easy part. Transforming our hobbies into legitimate businesses: not so much.

What do you wish you’d learned way back when?


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