Welcome to Small Business Labs

Emergent Research

  • EMERGENT RESEARCH is focused on better understanding the small business sector of the US and global economy.

    Featured in Alltop


  • The authors are Steve King and Carolyn Ockels. Steve and Carolyn are partners at Emergent Research and Senior Fellows at the Society for New Communications Research. Carolyn is leading the coworking study and Steve is a member of the project team.

Disclosure Policy

  • Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients. When we reference organizations that have provided us funding in the last year we will note it. If we mention a product or service that we received for free or other considerations, we will note it.
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 01/2005

« It was the best of times, it was the worst of times | Main | Entrepreneur Magazine on Small Business Influencers »

February 26, 2008


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Lawsuit Cash

Such a case reminds us a lot.The job and the business changes have great relations.

Anita Campbell

I agree, Steve, this is an issue worth following.

It used to be that having a "good job" was key to security. But when corporate loyalty went out the door, the only security became your own skills and abilities -- and your ability to market them.

Many professionals have chosen to market them through individual contractor status where they control the growth and expansion of their skills, rather than getting pigeonholed in a job where your skills may become valuable only to that single employer -- an employer who may have to let you go in a round of cost-cutting or because its business changes.


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Emergent Research in the News

Powered by Rollyo