Saturday, April 26, 2014

Observations - Non-Employer Businesses

Why in the world would anyone want to have employees? If you talk to business owners one of their biggest concerns are employees. How to find good people. How to get them to do their jobs. How to keep them. How to fire them. How to keep them off the social networks during work. The list of concerns goes on and on. As a result, there has been a growth of non-employer businesses. That is businesses without any employees. Now, non-employer businesses are not new but, having 20 million of them (which is how many there are) is a newer phenomenon. I am not surprised at the fact that non-employer businesses exist, but I was not aware that there were so many of them. Considering that technology makes it easier and easier to have no employees, I expect this trend to increase. I also think it is a good thing. When people are owners rather than employees, they are more responsible and self reliant, which are all things we need more of in our society.

What do you think?