From Sales Superstar to Successful Entrepreneur
Sales skills are invaluable for new entrepreneurs. So, it's no surprise that Debra Freligh has successfully transitioned from employee to entrepreneur. Her marketing firm, based in Sparta New Jersey, has become a go-to destination for business owners in search of effective media strategies.
Starting My Own Medical Practice
Melissa Babcock worked as a dermatologist for somebody else for five years before she decided to set up her own dermatology practice. She shared some of her lessons learned with us.even if the business you want to start is completely different, there's some great advice in this entrepreneur interview.
Opening an Acupuncture Business
Joy Lundquist lost her job at a not-for-profit after voicing disagreement with the organization's new direction. She's pulled out a win though, as she now has transitioned into owning her own business as an acupuncturist, which she loves. As she says, when you love doing something very much, you cannot possibly fail. So true!
From Travel Industry Job to Travel Entrepreneur
Jason Kucherawy is an entrepreneur in Toronto in Canada. His company went through a variety of changes and he ended up unemployed. Like many of the entrepreneurs we feature in this section of our site, he's made the best of it by using unemployment as a transitional device to pursue his goal of owning a business and making the most of his talents.
Founder of Collar Free Discusses Switch from Employee to Entrepreneur
Jimmy Hendricks is the co-founder of Collar Free in San Diego, California. He worked as a sales manager for a while and then decided it was time to go out on his own. He was kind enough to share his entrepreneurial experience with us.
How Andrew Cronk Went from Employee to Employer And Never Looked Back
It's tough to work for a big company that stifles creativity. Occasionally, some talents escapes from those confines and become entrepreneurial innovators. Andrew Cronk is one such individual, and he shared his thoughts on what it's like to leave a job and go out on your own.
Bryan Heathman's Path from Employee to Entrepreneur
Bryan Heathman lost his job but had already been working on a Plan B to start a company of his own. Today, he is the founder of Made for Success, an audio recordings company. He's also written a book that helps other entrepreneurs to make the most of their ecommerce websites.
Starting a Consulting Business After Being Laid Off
When life deals you lemons, make lemonade. That's what Mark Stelzner did after his company merged with a large company and downsized his position. His new consulting firm is doing well, and he has some great advice for others who are contemplating becoming entrepreneurs after a change in employment puts them into free agency.
Formerly at Lehman Brothers, Now an Entrepreneur
What happened to Lehman Brothers was a tragedy. But, many former Lehman employees will no doubt go on to do amazing things. Peter Ubriaco is a great example of an ex-Lehman employee who is now well on his way to becoming a very successful entrepreneur.
From Quality Assurance to Quality Lifestyle
Nacie Carson left her job at a software company to do her own thing. She not only quit the corporate rat race, but her new business evolved from her creation of a blog to discuss such personal transitions. She's becoming an authority on best practices for lifestyle design, and was nice enough to spend some time with us, talking about her own transition from employee to entrepreneur.
Downsized Too Many Times, Now an Entrepreneur!
Nancy Spruel suffered through downsizing a few times before deciding to become an entrepreneur. Her business, Wholesale Spa Source, sounds like a great business. We asked her a few questions about how she went from being an employee to being an entrepreneur.
Recessions Create Great Entrepreneurs
The current recession may be the mother of all recessions. But previous recessions have generated their fare share of talented entrepreneurs. We caught up with Miriam Silverberg, owner of a New York PR firm, to hear her story about how she got started as an entrepreneur.
Making the Transition to Entrepreneur
Writing a book might not seem the same as opening a business, but, in fact, authors that do well approach promoting their book in the same way that any entrepreneur goes about promoting their offerings. Beth Dunn's business is her book. We talked to her about the transition from working for somebody else to having her own business.
Robert D. Willis is the founder of an Eastford, Connecticut company that makes a fragrance product that is an alternative to scented candles or potpourri. Before that, he had worked at a company for 34 years. Then things changed, and he ended up, to his surprise, owning his own business.