In the past few years, with some influence by the sagging economy, many consults have created their own small businesses. Some did so by choice and others out of necessity to continue to earn a living. Last year, I was one of those small businesses created by choice but I can say it was not my first venture in being entrepreneurial. In the past, I had the good fortune to have created new profit centers in most firms where I worked.
In 2010, I wrote a two-part discussion on using your recession time wisely if you were unemployed and anxious to get back into the workforce. This month, I want to share with you my thoughts and experience should an unemployed engineer, facility person, or construction person decide to take things into their own hands and start up a “company of one” to challenge the economy. Also, check out my friend’s web site on the topic of entrepreneur at http://tommcquadejr.com.