Posted by: Jennifer Fishbein on June 16
In speaking to readers about their workplace concerns, one near-universal theme has cropped up among those who have become entrepreneurs in the traditional sense. Many had launched their own businesses after getting laid off. All said this was the best thing that ever happened to them.
There’s Steve Shelby in Delray Beach, Fla., who founded his computer security services company after being let go from Motorola. Then there’s Christine Janssen, of New York City, who launched a market research firm after Citibank gave her the ax.
Have cutbacks inspired you to go the entrepreneurial route? Have you turned a career setback into a success?
Renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, serial entrepreneur Jeff Bussgang, a partner at Flybridge Capital in Boston, and Dr. Steven Berglas, executive coach, management consultant, and expert on "the stress of success," share their tips for staying entrepreneurial in trying times.