Leave A Job And Start A Business
By Sam Crowley
Friday, December 08, 2006; 2:00pm EST
When the economy is slow or in recession, many people lose their
jobs. Corporate downsizing and business mergers result in an
abundance of executives and other corporate employees who become
unemployed displaced workers. The state of the economy and the
instability of having a job encourage many people to start a home
The idea of lifetime employment is a distant dream in the corporate
world. With mergers and acquisitions, there is no longer security in
having a job. Some companies outsource their customer service
departments to other countries. The low wages make setting up shop
in other countries advantageous to the company but leave long-term
employees without a means to support their families.
This seeming negative occurrence spurs them to start their own
business working from home. These employees take stock of their
situation and know that they must either buy a business or start
their own home-based business to support themselves and their
Working from home has some distinct advantages for the business
owner. A home-based business has fewer risks than working for
someone else. You are in charge of your future. Working from homes
provides a level of control that cannot be received from any company
that cares less whether or not you are able to feed your family.
Being your own boss is the ultimate job security.
Home based business entrepreneurs are continuing a tradition that
began before the turn of the century. The economic center was based
in the home. Agriculture was the major industry and could only be
worked a few months per year. When the weather prevented these
entrepreneurs from planting and sowing, they created cottage
industries to supplement the family income.
Today this same spirit of creating a family centered economic base
is the reason that home-based businesses are so powerful.
Empowerment of the individual is the theme of home-based business
ownership. The flexibility of working from home is certainly one of
Responding to the sound of the alarm clock at 5 am to fight traffic
for an hour is a task that home based business owners remembers only
as a distant nightmare. Spending more time with children is another
of the top five reasons home based business owner�??s state as
Being self-sufficient is the cornerstone of a thriving society.
Working for someone else is a less than optimum condition because
the owner of a business or a supervisor holds your livelihood in his
or her hands. When independent minded people work in organizations
that require conformity, they run into serious problems.
Independence combined with a strong desire to succeed is admirable
qualities that may not bode well in a corporate setting. But, these
qualities will lead an employee to find a better way to create
income in their own home based business.
When working for someone else proves to be less than an ideal
situation, entrepreneurs find a way to work from home to provide for
themselves and their families is to start a home based business.
About the Author
You can view Sam Crowley's Christian home business by visiting www.DefendYourDream.com.