Unemployment gives some the incentive they need to strike out on their own!!!
don’t think anyone can help feeling disheartened by the tragic stories that are constantly
circulating about how current economic conditions and unemployment have impacted families
throughout the US. Stories ranging from
families not being able to keep their homes, or pay their rent, or feed their children
foster a general sense of hopelessness by the media and population at large. The
Unemployment Insurance Systems help those who lose their jobs through no fault of
their own, but even with benefits, families struggle.
though I’ve seen an increasing number of stories about how individuals are turning
adversity around and striking out on their own to try to capture a part of that increasingly
elusive American dream.
business growth in Long Island, NY is up 25% over last year
and a man who was laid off after 15 years turns an idea into a lucrative new business
for himself and his family in Springfield,
OH. Other stories
· A mom
of 5 who uses her kid’s antics to author a children’s book,
man in Danville,
VA who says that losing his job helped him realize his dream,
· A blogger
in New York City who insists the while he and some of his
friends aren’t working at actual jobs, they are not unemployed, they are entrepreneurs,
· A former
reporter in Portland, OR who took out a $9,000 loan to buy
factory-second mattress and after selling out he rented space and opened up The
Mattress Lot, which turned a profit after only 6 months. (By
the way, they deliver by bicycle – check
like these make me think we just might get through this mess yet!!
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