Interesting quote from Catherine Clifford in CNN Money, “Necessity is the mother of invention: In this economy, if you can’t find a job, make one.”
Ms. Clifford tells us the “percentage of Americans starting businesses in 2010 and 2009 was the highest in 15 years“, according to a report from the Kauffman Foundation.
Small businesses often started out as opportunities for folks to make opportunities out of necessity. In fact, in 2013 22% of new businesses were started by entrepreneurs coming directly out of unemployment, according to the Kauffman Index.
The Interview Doctor started this way. I knew for years that I wanted to do something else other than be an HR executive. Every day I thank my former employer for helping me make the decision to open my own business.
Dan Toussant joined The Interview Doctor the same way. He knew he wanted something else and he too can thank his former employer for helping him make that decision. Now we are partners helping people find the career they love and helping employers find the candidates they will love. We are a local small business helping our community get stronger.
We all need to support small businesses! Saturday November 29, 2014 is Small Business Saturday.
On this big Saturday following Thanksgiving don’t go to a big box store! Stop at the local small business in your community instead. You can find everything you need at a local small business.