The Employment Factor: Almost no one needs to be unemployed, almost never. The only exceptions would be the truly medically or physically impaired. Lack of employment can be attributed to lack of planning, or lack of desire. Lack of planning can be corrected, starting now. But, there is nothing I can do for you if you just have a total desire not to work.
America, and most other countries in the world, is currently trying to kick start it’s way out of a recession. And, now may be the best time that you will see in your life time to start your own business. And, why work for someone else when you can work for yourself. Admittedly, I did some poor planning for my retirement years, and life caught up with me, tackled me, and is trying to keep me pinned down. But, it ain’t gonna happen.
I started out flat broke. But, my story starts from the day I was forced to retire for health reasons. And, because of poor planning, and the lack of the ability to use the word “NO” when people came begging me for my last dollar, I retired with a zero balance bank account. While waiting for my disability claim to be approved I was forced to sell my transportation and almost everything I owned to keep from having to beg from my family or the community. I now work for myself. I am a photographer and an aspiring musician. I have taken my two favorite hobbies and I am now turning them into money making enterprises. I did it, and you can too.
Flat broke? No problem. The world is open to anyone, and this means you too, with a good idea, the brains, and the guts to attempt a challenge. And, it all comes from an old source of funding for large corporations. Venture capitalism has come to the common man and woman. Your world is there for you to conquer, and your community, your state, and your country is there to help you do it.
Even a recession has it’s good side. The recession we are currently struggling to come out of is no exception. Our legislators have recently made changes to laws that regulated venture capitalism. Those changes, and the publics use of home computers have opened new avenues for entrepreneurs through the use of “crowd funding”. It has nothing to do with your bank account, and little to do with your current assets. It is all about you and your desire. Instead of asking for a loan you will ask for crowd funding. Instead of paying back a loan you give rewards to your contributors, and you pocket all other proceeds. And, the rewards that you give to your contributors are entirely up to you. But, you will want to offer rewards that show proper gratitude for your contributors help.
Where can you learn more? Well, it can turn into a good bit of reading, but all you need is access to a computer with access to the internet. From there all you do is place the words “crowd funding” on your URL box, and click “enter” on your key pad. Click and read from the list. There is a growing list of sources for crowd funding. All are reachable on the internet. Who to seek funding from is, and should be, up to you.
Wishing you lots of luck.