Starting a Business

Ever wanted to run your own small business or side-gig? Here are the basics to get you started on the right foot.


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About the course

Being Childfree allows you to have the flexibility to follow your dreams. Ever wanted to open a sandwich shop or run your own business?  Start here. 

Where to start

  • ]How do I start a business?
  • Where do I get business ideas?
  • How do I do a business plan?
  • Gig work?

Impact on finances

  • How should I fund my business?
  • How does running a small business impact my finances?
  • Taxes????

Impact on you 

  • Taking a sabbatical
  • Embracing the Gardener and the Rose
  • Going back to school?

Course Lessons

Jay Zigmont, PhD, MBA, CFP®

Dr. Jay Zigmont, CFP®, and his wife are Childfree and live in Water Valley, MS. He has a Ph.D. in Adult Learning from the University of Connecticut, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Childfree Wealth Specialist. He is the founder of Childfree Wealth, a life and financial planning firm specializing in helping Childfree and Permanently Childless people. He is the author of the book “Portraits of Childfree Wealth” and co-host of the Childfree Wealth Podcast.

He has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Insider, Woman’s World, Investors Business Daily, FinancialPlanning, and many other publications.