Accidental Entrepreneurs from- NYTimes.com

by MICKEY MEECE

CALL them accidental entrepreneurs, unintended entrepreneurs or forced entrepreneurs. A year and a half into the Great Recession, with the jobless rate hovering near double digits, corporate refugees like Lisa Marie Grillos of San Francisco are trying to fend for themselves.

via Unemployment Can Lead to Entrepreneurship – NYTimes.com.

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One response to “Accidental Entrepreneurs from- NYTimes.com

  1. I just tweeted about this. I have met increasing numbers of people who aren’t laid off but are annoyed with poor to horrendous management and/or are fed up with positions they probably shouldn’t have taken in the first place.

    In that respect, this economy has actually liberated many people to focus on what makes them happy. This could be leaving a job to do what they have always wanted with another company or to create their own.

    I do think that the latter needs to be entered into with caution and a great book to read before doing so is E-Myth Revisited. Owning a business does not mean that you work half a day and play the rest. It usually means that you choose the hours you work — all 60 of them a week.

    When I hear people complain about how unhappy they are in this business climate (myself at times one of them), there’s a little voice in my head that says, “Boy we are spoiled little brats.” But isn’t that just the “keep your mouth shut and do your job mentality” that keeps so many people stuck in jobs they hate only to have a fatal heart-attack a week before retirement?

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