Perfect Time" to Start a Business, Says Entrepreneur:
Tips to Becoming Your Own Boss
Posted Jul 03, 2009 07:00am EDT by Peter Gorenstein in Investing, Internet, Media Related: pcln, ^dji, ^gspc, qqqq
The worst job market in a generation is getting worse. The unemployment rate in June rose to 9.5% - the highest since the early 80s. All told, almost 15 million Americans are out of work.
So what's a new grad or a displaced worker to do? Create your own job. That’s the advice of serial entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman. “Now that there aren't jobs - high unemployment and it's just not as safe to be in big corporate America - it's a perfect time to be more innovative, more creative and plot out your own future.”
He should know. Hoffman was a founding employee of priceline.com before moving to Enable Holdings, the parent company of auction house uBid.com and retailer RedTag.com.
His tips for those looking to be their own boss:
Don't put your dreams on hold. “Wherever there’s chaos or crisis, there's opportunity.”
Be a problem solver. “When there are problems there are