This could be the perfect opportunity for you to start your own business.
All of us have in the back of our mind an idea of something we would enjoy doing if we didn’t have to go to that 9 to5 everyday to pay our mortgage, our car notes, buy a few clothes and some other “toys” for ourselves and/or our family members.
While the layoff was certainly unexpected, I will take a moment to remind you of the old cliché, “when life gives you lemons, make some lemonade”. So here is your chance so you might as well take advantage of it.
In their new book titled, “Girls Guide to Starting Your Own Business” authors Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio offer advice to help you make that decision. Their book along with all of the other tools and information on the Internet and in the libraries will certainly help you to make an informed decision.
Haven’t you ever looked at a business that someone has started and then asked yourself the question, “Why didn’t I think of that”? Well, you’re laid off, so right now you have plenty of time to think, to brainstorm, to do your research and maybe by this time next year you will be writing your former employer a thank you note.
9 to 5 Job: $50,000
401K: $250,000 down to $200,000
Being Laid Off: Priceless