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10 Things Call for Feedback: What should you consider when venturing off on your own?

If you're considering self-employment -- or you've already taken that path -- share your concerns and experiences in this month's Call for Feedback.

Even in today's down economy, in which many people are thankful for simply having a job, a growing number of employees are not content where they are. Most of those who would like to do something different will look for new full-time employment. But a few — and the number is growing — will look for things they can do on their own.

Taking that big leap from traditional employment raises some major questions and requires a lot of thought. What are the biggest challenges these would-be entrepreneurs face?

In this Call for Feedback, I'm asking you to join the discussion below and share your thoughts, experiences, concerns, and advice. If you prefer that your feedback remain private, you can email your response to

I will peruse every comment, select 10 key considerations, and wrap them up with some of my own thoughts in a follow-up post.

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Since 1994, Scott Lowe has been providing technology solutions to a variety of organizations. After spending 10 years in multiple CIO roles, Scott is now an independent consultant, blogger, author, owner of The 1610 Group, and a Senior IT Executive w...

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