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Hello, all:

This is my first post to this board, though I've been a lurker for awhile now.

So, I'm looking at the possibilities of becoming a Self-Employed Fool. Right now, I work in IT, doing programming, database work, web development, etc. in the D.C. area. I'm weighing the idea of becoming an independent contractor/consultant in the same field, or the idea of trying to break into something completely different.

Anyway, I have a beach vacation coming up and, in addition to my Travis McGee mystery novels, I'm looking for educational/inspirational reading material that might be helpful for making a decision.

So, are there any books that you've read that you wish you read before making the leap? Are there any other books that have been inspirational or invaluable in your decision to become self-employed?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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