It’s My Business is a coalition of individuals and organizations that supports 10.3 million people who are exercising their right to work for themselves. We are raising awareness about the assault on independent contracting that threatens America’s economy. Please help support independent contractors.

  • *
  • *
  • *
Thank you for signing-up, you will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Home > Stories > James Dufore Field, Inspection Services

Sometimes, blazing your own professional trail is motivated by choice. Other times, it’s by necessity.

—James Dufore Field, Inspection Services

Sometimes, blazing your own professional trail is motivated by choice. Other times, it’s by necessity.

Motivated to work yet unable to find stable, long-term employment opportunities, James took matters into his own hands. He and his wife Becky started their own field inspection business in February 2014—and haven’t looked back.

“I couldn’t find a salaried job due to my age,” James says. “My unemployment benefits only lasted me up to February, so what other choice did I have? I didn’t want to be on the welfare line. I chose to start a business so I could make a living and be independent.”

Although there’s a fair amount of busywork and bureaucracy for the fledgling entrepreneurs these days, being in business as a couple has been an unexpected and pleasant surprise for James. “My wife and I are doing this together, and we’ll start to see a little profit coming in the next few months. The most interesting professional opportunity I’ve ever had is the one I’m currently in. I’m working for myself, and loving it.”

It’s My Business is a coalition of individuals and organizations that supports 10.3 million people who are exercising their right to work for themselves. We are raising awareness about the multi-front assault on independent contracting that is intensifying across America, threatening harmful consequences to the economy. Please help us support independent contractors. Read More
Read More

Learn more about the multi-front attacks on independent contractors.

Get More

Show your support to protect the rights of independent contractors.

Take Action Now!