The information age we live in appears to also be becoming the entrepreneur age and everyone wants to work from home, for themselves or have flexible enough schedules that it feels as though they’re working for themselves.
According to a study conducted by software company Intuit, “By 2020, more than 40 percent of the American workforce, or 60 million people, will be freelancers, contractors and temp workers”.
The entrepreneur business model will play a major role in the future workplace, in addition to the way we design and build office buildings and our homes in the future.
The report also says that in the next seven years, the number of “small and personal businesses in the U.S. alone will increase by more than 7 million” and full time, full benefit jobs will be harder to find. Most of these businesses will be web or mobile-based and will work closely with a global workforce.
This increasing number of freelancers, independent contractors working from home will also create opportunities for entrepreneurs to serve needs they have ranging from health insurance to training and motivational training to work productively in their new workplace environment.
Additionally in 2020, one in six Americans will be older than 65, these “Baby Boomers”, will continue to work part or full-time, as they see retirement as a concept their “Industrial Age” parents had embraced in years gone by.
Times are tough, especially if you want to do things the old way, things change, but there are countless opportunities for people to make money working from home.
The industrial age is dead, we all know that now, Traditional ways of making a living are on the way out but there is also a greater opportunity for an entrepreneur to work from home now more than ever before.
What will you do, if anything, with the opportunities before us?