In today's world and with these trying economic times, having an excellent work history and ethics will not guarantee that you will keep your job. Some of the causes are the failing economy, new developments in technology that allows machines to do humans jobs, and the transferring of jobs to foreign countries and companies. The best way to ensure you can keep your job is to not be in the position to be fired. You may think this is impossible, but is really very simple. Become your own boss.
Well, maybe you have a pretty secure job, but your job does not provide the opportunities for you to advance any further up the ladder in your company. Financially, you have exhausted your resources, and you see no way to provide a better lifestyle for you and your family unless you get a pay increase. Well, to ensure you are in total control of your finances, the only way you will be is to become your own boss.
Obviously, the only way to be your own boss is to start your own business. What if you do not have much money, if any at all? Actually, in today`s culture there are businesses that can be started with little or no money at all. However, this is not a get rich quick scheme, I am not saying that you will be making thousands in a month from the very beginning, but I can tell you that the amount of money you have, no matter how small, should allow you to be able to start a business without much trouble.