I always claimed it was in my blood to be self employed, but I no longer think that’s true.
Now it’s clear that my early experiences — buying wax lips from the ice cream man at Halloween and reselling them to fellow 3rd graders — planted that seed of "entrepreneurship" and showed me how freeing it could be to work for myself.
I also, of course, sold Girl Scout Cookies, which is probably why this article from the NY Times this weekend hit home. (Free registration may be required to read article.)
There are a few helpful sales and marketing tips in there, too.